We’re often drowning in our possessions, rarely finding the opportunity to discard the excessive stuff we take in during holidays, birthdays, sales, and so on. As a result, clutter keeps on piling up in our house, things we don’t need and rarely ever use. We often seek out bigger containers or more efficient organizational tips and tricks to manage all of our stuff as we believe the best solution is to find better organizational tools.
However, organizing your stuff instead of discarding it is just a temporary solution and that is something you need to keep in mind. If you choose the former over the latter, you’re likely to be doing it over and over again. On the other hand, discarding your stuff is a once in a blue moon activity. Getting rid of the ‘unnecessary items’ is especially important when moving house. Let’s take a look at 5 easy ways to get rid of things before moving house.
1. Decide on the items to keep and ones to let go
Moving stuff you really don’t need or haven’t used much to your new home will unnecessarily take up space in your new residence while also making the move more complicated. Therefore, it is important that your sort your things before moving. You must decide on the items you want to keep and ones you want to get rid of before you pack for your new home. This will ensure that you don’t take the unnecessary things with you to your new home. You can either give away the ‘stuff’ you don’t need to a friend/charity or you can sell it off to make some money.
2. Donate your stuff
It is important to ensure that the items you’ve decided to donate are clean and in good working condition. Do not donate items that are damaged or dysfunctional. Damaged and dysfunctional items belong in the trash bin, not the donation box.
3. Sell your stuff online
A good way of getting rid of stuff you don’t need is selling them online. Today, many people trade online, and you can follow suit. You will find this approach especially handy if you don’t have resources to host a garage sale. With a few clicks, you can get sell everything from your kids old toys to the appliances in your kitchen.
4. Throw a Garage/Yard Sale
Garage sale is the most common and popular way people use to get rid of stuff they don’t need, particularly when moving house. A garage sale is something most people can’t resist. You’ll always find people at garage sales looking for a bargain and there’s no reason the same won’t happen for you. You’ll find garage sale helpful in getting rid of your stuff.
5. Throwing stuff away
It is a crime to hold garbage and trash in your home a moment longer than required. The stuff that can no longer serve you or any other person deserves a place in the trash bin. Identify such stuff and get rid of it as soon as you possibly can. There’s absolutely no reason for you to keep trash in your home; get rid of it before you move to your new house.