The less stuff you have to move, the less it will cost you in time, effort, and money. To save time, money, and energy during the relocation, consider leaving behind these six categories of items.
Knowing what to bring and what to leave behind can help you save money and avoid unnecessary stress during your move. The less stuff you have to pack and TheMoveMe, the less money, time, and energy you will spend on your move.
We suggest putting aside the following:
Furniture that is both heavy and worn:
If you want to keep a piece of furniture because of its historical or sentimental significance during the move, pack it carefully. If it’s worn out, though, and you plan to replace it soon anyway, now is the time to do it. Heavy furniture such as dining room sets, pianos, couches, and dressers can add hundreds or even thousands of dollars to the cost of a move. Donating or selling yours and purchasing a new one upon arrival could be more cost-effective if it needs better working conditions E Home Mover.
Outdoor Gear and Firewood:
Some things need to be lighter to move economically; for example, firewood, wood pellets, outdoor patio furniture, and potted plants.
Rather Ugly Artwork:
Carrying artwork requires ample packing space and careful handling. Donating that huge poster or landscape painting about 40 years out of date that you’ve been on the fence about could be the best decision you make today.
Discs and books:
Moving costs can skyrocket if you have a lot of heavy books in your home. A move to digital storage and transport could be worth considering if you have a large library of books, CDs, DVDs, and other media. In the same vein, you can get rid of old CDs and books that you don’t listen to or read anymore.
Foods in a can or a freezer:
Transporting food to or from a new residence is usually a bad idea. Shipping perishable items such as canned goods or frozen meals can be cumbersome and wasteful. Get a jump on things and use these in the weeks leading up to moving day. If you cannot use these supplies before they expire, please consider donating them to Move for Hunger, a nonprofit with which we are affiliated.
Badly fitting clothing:
Relocating is a great opportunity to purge your home of outgrown belongings. Most importantly, a relocation is a great opportunity to start anew by finally getting rid of all those things you’ve been meaning to get rid of but haven’t had the time or motivation to get around to. Outgrown children’s apparel and playthings tend to be quite cumbersome.
Consider whether you want to keep certain things, donate them, or sell them at a garage sale before setting aside anything. Instead of spending money on gas and tolls to get to the landfill, you might make some with a garage sale. Assuming you get a head start on your relocation preparations, having ample time to decide what to bring and leave behind will be an asset.