If you have lived in your current home for more than a year, then chances are you’ve collected clutter and junk that should be discarded, sold or donated instead of being packed and moved to take up space in your new house. So take an inventory of your belongings a month or two before the time to start packing. Identify those items that would just gather dust in your new home and make plans to get rid of them.
A proven rule of thumb: If you haven’t needed an item in a year, then let it go. If you have the time before your move, consider a moving sale. This is the time of the yeaar for garage and yard sales; and the old adage, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” applies here. Whatever funds you raise from the moving sale can be applied to your moving expenses.
Don’t want the hassle of a garage or yard sale? Then think about using social media to offer those unwanted items to your community or contact a local charity and arrange to donate items that can be put to a good purpose. Waiting too long will likely result in these useless items being transferred to your new home where they will likely languish in the basement or attic – maybe even until your next move!
Moving Tip: Once you have purged your junk and know what you'll be taking along to your new home, it's time to engage a moving company and plan for moving day. Here at Warners Moving & Storage, we have been moving residential households from coast to coast and all points in-between since 1943. Our experienced moving consultants can help you take the right steps leading up to moving day and advise you all along the way. We look forward to answering your questions and helping to make your move a success.