Undoubtedly, if you have gotten comfortable a comfortable and agreeable home and lived there for some cheerful years,
you will have gathered countless things over time — practical regular items, resources, tokens, collectibles, trinkets, and so forth Some of them will be of extraordinary nostalgic or money-related worth, others — absolutely useless.
Definitely, there will be a few things you can’t do a day without, a few things you utilize seldom or just on extraordinary events, and a few things you have even disregarded.
Given that you have adequate room and your assets don’t make a lot of messiness, you might have kept an assortment of things that are only agreeable to take a gander at or help you to remember a person or thing exceptional, or may be utilized again later on, or you simply don’t have a clue how to manage, and so forth
Nonetheless, when the second comes to move out of your sweet home and you are confronted with the Herculean errand of pressing all your natural belongings, you might think again about your amassed “treasures”. The more assets you mean to take with you in case of a private move, the additional pressing supplies will be required, the additional time you should put resources into the pressing cycle, the bigger moving truck you will require, and the more you should pay for the shipment. Thus, when you put this load of elements into your moving condition, you might infer that leaving behind a portion of your things is a substantial alternative.
When you choose to abandon a few things, you will go over another troublesome issue — ”How to dispose of stuff while moving?”. We have singled out the main 6 different ways to dispose of undesirable things before a move — just exploit the ones that will turn out best for you.
The main thing to do is check out you and find out about how much stuff you have.
Regardless of whether you feel overpowered by the tremendous number of your things, there is a simple method to carry a request to the chaos — it is called order.
The most ideal approach to dispose of undesirable things is to sell them, of course — you won’t just save the time and the cash for delivering them to your new home however will likewise take some genuinely necessary cash. Simply remember to clean them completely to reestablish their great look and belief and to relegate reasonable costs (you surely need to sell your assets at a benefit, yet on the off chance that you value them excessively high, you risk not getting any cash whatsoever). Consider the market esteem and the current state of your things to put the right number on the sticker price.
Sell Stuff Online
Selling things online is easier than you might think — you have a great choice of websites where you can post your goods and you get contacted by people interested in your offer. All you need to do is write a catchy ad (include a brand name, if any, some background information, specific features, and most importantly — a couple of attractive pictures) and promptly answer all the inquiries you receive.
Be brief and objective in the item’s description and avoid false advertising but don’t forget to whet the appetite of potential buyers with interesting details and a chance for a discount. Decide how the item will be shipped and what payment methods you are most comfortable with. However, try to make the process as simple and easy as possible — it will be mutually beneficial.
The only shortcoming of online sales is the fact that a lot of time may pass before you manage to make a sale. That’s why you should do some research and post your goods on famous and trustworthy websites that have wide audiences or on specialized websites whose target audience will be interested in the type of items you have for sale. Amazon, eBay, and Craigslist are among the most popular sites for selling things online and usually provide an excellent overall experience. Each of them has different advantages, so you should choose according to your specific needs and preferences (Amazon allows you to attach your item directly to the Amazon listing for the product, so anyone shopping for it will see your used item listed along with the new ones; eBay is the most commonly used online auction site and has won an enviable reputation for quality customer service; Craigslist lets you sell directly to your community; etc.). Using specialized sites also has great benefits — Threadflip is a great marketplace for clothes, Chegg and Half.com are to be considered when selling books, etc.
Organize A Moving Sale
There is no final answer to the question of whether it’s easier and more beneficial to sell things online or at a yard sale — it all depends on your preferences and resources.
A moving sale is hard to organize in bad weather or if you don’t have a spacious yard, while online trading is too overwhelming for people who are not used to high-tech solutions.
A garage sale allows the potential buyers to see and/or try a specific item they are interested in and provides the indisputable advantage of direct communication. Internet saves you the efforts and the time required to properly organize a yard sale.
Well sold and good riddance! You will not only get rid of unwanted household items but will also add to your moving budget, so you should consider selling your well-preserved and no longer needed possessions before moving house.
If none of the above options works for you, you may consider taking your unwanted items to consignment shops but most of them will only pay you after your things have been sold and the cash won’t be too much.
Used books stores are a great place for getting rid of books you can’t afford to take with you, as your favorite reads will get into the hands of other people who will enjoy them and you will receive some cash.
Give Away To Family And Friends
Maybe a friend of yours likes your collection of crystal figurines or your neighbor always wanted a patio umbrella just like yours? Maybe one of your colleagues has a small kid who will certainly enjoy the stuffed toys your teenage son or daughter no longer cares about? Or maybe those fancy high-heels that are killing your feet fit your cousin perfectly? If there are any of your friends, relatives, etc. who will be happy to have and use your unwanted items, who will value them and enjoy them, don’t hesitate for a moment! Give the person in question whatever he/she would like to have as a nice goodbye gift. It’s a win-win situation that will make others remember you for your kindness and will help you find a new owner of a certain item you don’t particularly like or can’t afford to move.
Freecycle is another option to consider if you have decided to give away some of your belongings. Just post a list of the items you want to give. Whoever is interested in any of them will get back to you by e-mail and will come by to pick them up
Donate To Charity
Donating to people in need feels good and it’s the easiest way to get rid of things when moving.
You may not have the time to organize a garage sale or to answer numerous inquiries when selling stuff online and wait until you can make a profitable sale.
Besides, so many people are in the dire need of various things, so why not help them out instead of adding extra stress to your moving preparations while trying to sell your possessions?
However, to be sure that your donations serve a worthy cause, research what different charity organizations need, as well as who they support.
Good Will, Salvation Army, Move for Hunger, Habitat for Humanity, Loving Hugs, Direct Relief, and many other reputable charity organizations will certainly put your unwanted household items to good use. Find out which of these national charities need the type of items you want to donate and will adequately serve your purpose. Needless to say, anything you decide to donate should be well preserved and thoroughly cleaned. Some charities will pick up your donations, while others require you to drop them off, so make sure their offices and/or charity shops are available in your area first.
Re-purpose Your Unwanted Stuff
Sometimes, you can turn things you don’t need into things you need and either take the re-pursed item with you as it will be useful or give it to someone special as a unique gift.
You can turn your old pillowcase into a laptop case or your worn-out jeans into fancy shorts, your old TV into an aquarium, or your old pans into flower pots, etc. — there’s a whole range of possibilities if you resort to your creativity. Of course, the easiest (and most widely used) repurposing idea is to simply cut your old fabrics into cleaning rugs and use them to clean your old property once the movers have left or to put them in the moving boxes as extra padding materials. It’s all up to your imagination.
Your last resort for getting rid of unwanted items when moving is to throw them away. However, make a point to recycle everything that can be recycled.
Broken electronics, damaged books and the enormous piles of old magazines, newspapers, notebooks, posters, calendars, or any other useless paper materials, various plastic containers, metal items, old batteries, bottles, and other glassware, torn clothes, etc. — all this stuff can be and should be recycled (as well as all the packing materials you won’t use after the relocation is over).
Just remember to rinse out all cans and bottles, remove lids from jars, sort paper by type and place it in the appropriate bins for removal. You can add an extra green idea to your moving adventure, so go for it.
When faced with an imminent relocation, you need to decide what to get rid of when moving to make your move easier, cheaper, and trouble-free. All in all, the things to get rid of when you move include all the items that have been stored away and forgotten, all the items that you want to replace with new more fashionable, or more advanced ones, all the items you won’t be able to use in your new home because of the climate, or because they won’t fit through the doors or won’t fit the layout of your new place, or because they don’t match your new home décor or your style, etc. Saying goodbye to things that were a part of your life may be a bit sad but the thought that someone else may need them and value them will chase the sadness away. The hardest items to leave behind are usually those that have no practical or aesthetic value but are associated with memories of happy times or love and respect to the person who has given them to you. You just need to believe that discarding a certain item does not mean discarding your feelings towards a dear person or your cherished memories of past experiences. Let the past go and enjoy your fresh start without the burden of unwanted items in your new home.