As professional Irvine movers, we know that one of the best ways to ease the stress of moving is to declutter your home before you begin to pack. It not only gets rid of the stuff that you no longer use but it lets you start with a cleaner slate when you get to your destination. Here are a few more good reasons to declutter that stuff.
It Will Save Moving Dollars
The more you move, the more expensive it will be. Every square inch of stuff that is being transported in that moving truck is at a cost to you. Add the cost of boxing or packing it and then consider how badly do you need it that you are willing to pay to move it from point A to point B.
You Could Make Some Money By Selling It
Of course, you can always go through the time and hassle of a garage or yard sale. But today there are plenty of apps and social media outlets that will let you post your items and connect with people who are willing to part with their money for the stuff you no longer need.
Many good charities can use your items to help the disadvantaged. Some will even pick the larger items up. You can even forego the large charitable organizations that sell their items and contact local organizations. Many of these help families in need right in your own community by giving them household items to get back on their feet after a setback.
Keeping your stuff out of the landfill is a worthy effort in itself. There are community websites that cater to those who are looking for items at no cost such as Freecycle groups. If your items can be used by someone else, it’s always preferable to throwing it away.
Simplifies the Move
The less you need to pack and move, the simpler your life will be.
How to Declutter
Possessions are emotional things and decluttering can bring up emotions you may not be ready for. Take it one room at a time so you don’t get overwhelmed.
A good rule of thumb is if you haven’t used an item for a year or two, it may be time to let it go. When it comes to clothing and old kitchen gadgets, it may be easy enough. But things that are attached to family and memories are often harder.
Keep a box or bin in each room to toss things in as you go along so you don’t have to make an immediate commitment on whether to toss or pack. This gets the items out of the way and allows you to organize and pack the things you know you will be bringing. You can go back to the potential discards later.
Is there a move in your future? Call the Irvine movers you can trust at Fastruck Moving. Making sure that your move is as stress-free as possible is our goal. Let us customize a moving plan for you. Call us today for a free quote.