Are you moving to a new home? While it’s undoubtedly exciting, you may be dreading the thought of having to pack and transport everything you own. The moving process can be made easier, however, when you take the time to purge your old, unwanted items before moving.
Here are three purging tips for moving that will make the process much easier!
Sort Everything That You Don’t Need
This step is the most time-consuming, but can also be the best part. Go through your home, room-by-room, and sort your items into two piles: one pile of things you want to keep, another pile of things you don’t want. This will take time, but it can be fun to decide what you want in your new home and give you the feeling of a fresh start.
This way, when it comes time for moving day, you’ll only keep those items that are important to you! Everything else should go.
Host A (Virtual) Yard Sale And Consider Donating
If you have a lot of items that are still in good condition but just don’t fit into your life anymore, consider hosting a virtual yard sale. Use sites like Craigslist, eBay and Facebook Marketplace to sell those things quickly and make money!
If you are so inclined, you can also run a traditional garage sale where you place everything out on the lawn on a Saturday morning and put up signs to let the neighborhood know.
Donate Everything Else
If you don’t have the time to post ads online or run a yard sale, consider donating your old items to a local thrift shop instead of throwing them out. Many thrift shops will even come and pick up your unwanted items, which saves you from having to drive a load of stuff over somewhere to drop it off. Call up your local shops of choice and see if they accept donations. If not, they will be able to refer you to other local organizations that are interested.
And the best part is that thrift shops are usually run by charity organizations, so you know the proceeds from the sale of your items will be going to a good cause!
Moving is an exciting time – you are going to a new place and starting fresh! It can be daunting at first, purging your old or unwanted items is a surefire way to make your move easier.
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