What is the best way to make moving day easier? Reduce the amount of stuff you have to pack and move! If you are like most people, chances are you have boxes in your home you didn’t even unpack on your last move. It is so easy to become a micro hoarder without even realizing it. Whether it’s old clothes, magazines, broken appliances, outdated computer equipment or kids toys, everyone has some trash hidden in their stash. Here we offer tips to help you sort through your things while packing so you can reduce the amount of boxes you have to worry about.
First look at all of your major items and decide if any of it can be disposed of before you move. This is especially important when downsizing, but really works for any move. The thing is you want to get rid of anything you really don’t need and that will just take up space. Maybe it’s time for something new, like a better sofa, easy chair or area rug? When completely decluttering your home, look at all your household items and do the whole Marie Condo thing, or just ask yourself a few easy questions:
Anything that you answer no to more than one of these questions can be sold, given away, donated or trashed.
Kitchen drawers and cupboards are notorious places for unwanted and unused stuff. Some of the most common things to purge include:
Do you really want to bring these old ugly things to your new home?
Bathrooms are another place where old, unused things go to die. Whether you hoard samples you never use, or cling to towels that are torn and awful, these are some things you can trash right now:
Really you want to start afresh in your new bathroom with new everything other than your expensive meds and personal care items.
Be careful with this process as you don’t want to throw anything out you might need. Some common things that tend to hand around in home offices include:
If you don’t use it or need it, toss it.
Once you deal with big stuff like furniture you can contend with the small stuff like:
Picture your new home free of all these things and you’ll be that much closer to trading in the clutter for a relaxing space.
Every one of your closets contains stuff you don’t need, including your clothes closets. Look for the following items to clear out your storage areas:
Do the same for your basement and attic and free yourself from the weight of all the things you just don’t need!
Your garage is most likely filled with all kinds of junk. Look for any of these completely disposable items:
Anything you haven’t used in over a year can be tossed. For items that contain chemicals you’ll need to understand how to dispose of them. The easiest option is to hire a junk removal service Toronto uses and they’ll take it all away for you.
Your backyard is probably filled with all kinds of trash from old planters to broken chairs and frayed outdoor carpets to damaged umbrellas. This list is a little too long to tackle, but anything not worth keeping can be trashed. However, if you’re moving to a home without a backyard, this is a great opportunity to make some money and sell things like your patio furniture, barbecue and kids swing sets.
Once you’ve gone through the whole house, you can use a number of ways to get rid of your unwanted items including:
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