Moving brings out all those lost items you’ve gathered throughout the years, especially those you forgot you had. That’s why people usually take more than a day in figuring out the necessities for their new home because they’re having trouble deciding on what they should keep and what they should throw out. Around Town Movers, your leading moving company, gives these three tips to help you make up your mind more quickly.
The Keep, The Recycle and The Disposal Box
Too many piles or boxes could confuse you during item segregation. The best way to declutter is by preparing only three boxes: one for the things you’ll keep, one for what you’d like to recycle/donate and another for things you’ll throw away. The best way to know if the item is worth keeping is if you’ve used it in the past year; otherwise, you should check its condition to determine if it’s in good enough shape for donating. But once you find considerable damage on your bags, clothes or shoes, dispose of them to make room for more important and functional stuff.
Make an Inventory
Before diving into packing your things, make an inventory of your most important possessions. Create a list for every room for a more efficient way of unpacking them after you move. It helps you keep an eye on everything you own and prevent going through dozens of boxes when you’re searching for something.
If you’re planning to move items into storage, you should also keep a list of what you’ll stow away for future reference.
Consider a Moving Out Yard Sale or Donating Items
All the items stored in your recycle box should be separated into two categories: sale and donation. Extra cash from a yard sale would help you out with the expenses of moving into a new place, especially if it is out of state. Since you won’t have any use for your old clothes, shoes, bags and even appliances, it would be better off in the hands of someone in need.
Around Town Movers, your trusted home movers, is dedicated to providing satisfactory moving services to all our customers. Whether you’re planning a commercial or residential move, we’re the perfect partner in transporting your items safely and without delay. Call us today at (703) 682-5922 , or fill out our contact form to request a free, in-home consultation. We proudly serve homeowners in Sterling, VA, and Washington, DC.