You’re never more aware of how much stuff you have than when you are getting ready to move house. When you are faced with packing, transporting, and unpacking everything you own, it may become flaringly obvious that you need to pare down. It doesn’t matter whether you’re moving across the street or across the country; you still need to decide what to keep and what to toss to make your move as easy as possible.
One way to approach the problem is to sort your belongings into three categories: things to keep, things to sell, and things to donate. You could also try selling furniture and appliances to cut down on heavy lifting. Or have a garage sale to try and make a little extra cash – then take everything you didn’t sell to your favourite charity. Some charities will pick up your donations; others require you to drop them off. Either way, there’s always someone who needs the stuff you don’t anymore.
Consider local churches, domestic violence shelters, or even theatre groups interested in furniture for sets.
Deciding What to Get Rid Of
Decisions about what to keep and what to throw out are sometimes made simpler by measuring. If possible, measure your new space to see if that rug or desk will even fit. It’s easier to find out beforehand than while you’re trying to get things in your new home set up.
Sometimes it might make more sense to keep something and plan to upcycle or reuse it. You could save some money by, instead of parting with all your stuff and replacing it, finding new ways to use it. For example, you could turn an old suitcase into a cute nightstand, or a shipping pallet into a coffee table… use the wealth of DIY tutorials available on the web and see how you can give your old belongings new life.
Don’t be afraid to get rid of something because you aren’t sure when you can replace it. If you’d like to start fresh in your new place with an all-new decorating scheme, but you can’t afford to run out and buy all new stuff right away, that’s okay. There’s no hurry. Take your time and let some of your space sit empty while you search for great bargains on the new stuff you want.
A Great Move – the Runaway Bay Removalist You Can Count On
Whether you get rid of almost everything you own or nothing at all, your move will be much easier with the help of a removalist in Runaway Bay. For more than 20 years, A Great Move has been providing removals in Runaway Bay to satisfied customers. When you need Runaway Bay removals, you’ll find a no-worry, no-problem service at a great price. We’ll treat your belongings as if they were our own, and we can move most anything including cars, boats, pianos, pool tables, trampolines, and more. We have large trucks equipped with blankets, ropes, ramps, and tools to ensure we can handle any job. Let A Great Move make your next move simpler and easier. Contact us today to get started.