Whenever you think about moving out, your head starts spinning and your stomach hurts. Your heart is beating out of your chest, you start sweating. How are you going to deal with the time-consuming job? You have to sort things, clear away all the clutter and then pack what is left. It is a difficult process that gets even more tedious when you refuse to get rid of stuff you no longer use or need just because you believe you may need it one day eventually. But the trust us, this day will never come. You have to be strong and unbending about some items. Others you should pack right away. So how can you take advantage of moving out and benefit from it? There are a few things you can do. See below.
Time to remove unnecessary stuff
It’s a simple rule: the fewer things you own, the faster you will finish packing. Hence, the less stuff you have to pack, the less money you will pay a removal agency to transport your belongings to your new home.
So, what can you do with the items you agreed you don’t need? There are a couple of options:
Sell your stuff online
Life has become so much easier now that there is the cyberspace. You can find information faster, read the news and exchange opinions with people you don’t even know. Apart from this, you can download music, buy products and sell your own stuff. There are a variety of online stores where you can display your items for sale, starting with eBay, Amazon, Walmart, etc. The best thing about online merchants is that your products will be visible on a global scale. The more people see your stuff, the more buyers you are likely to have. Another avantage of selling your stuff online is that you can get feedback and see people’s response. Try it, you’ll see how easy it is.
Donate your stuff
One of the best things you can do with the things you don’t need is to donate them. There are a number of charities that will be happy to have your stuff.
Dispose of your stuff forever
Recycle items that can be recycled. Throw away the rest.
Trust us, if you want to start fresh, you need to forget about stuff that is only going to be in your way in your new home. Keep in mind that shortening the packing process will shorten the unpacking as well.
Examine your books, CDs…
Check if there are books or CDs you forgot to return to the library. If there are items that don’t belong to you, be sure to return them to their owners.
Now, when it comes to magazines and newspapers, our advise is you throw them away without even looking back! If you already read them, you probably won’t read them again. If you still haven’t, you hardly every will. If you can, donate them to a daycare centre or a library. Seriously, why do you keep them? They only take space and provided that you never need them, you definitely should dispose of them!
Examine your wardrobe
Clothes are probably the bulkiest stuff to pack. You surely will find a great deal of clothes you have kept just in case your change your mind about them or they come back in style again, or for whatever other reason. If there are clothes in your wardrobe that don’t fit you in size or you don’t like, there is no point in keeping them anymore. You had better throw them away, gift them to a friend in need or donate them.
There is no point of bringing food with you and paying an agency for this. It’s certainly less expensive to buy fresh food when you move in your new house, rather than bring all food items you stored in your old home. Also, keep in mind that some of the food may have already expired.
Author Bio: If you are moving out from a rented property, July suggests to hire professionals for the end of tenancy cleaning which will make the process less stressful for the both sides.