One way to save money on your moving costs is to get rid of a lot of stuff before you go. Here are some places to start when you're looking to cut down on your number of boxes.
Clean Out the Pantry
Pantry items, such as canned goods, take up a lot of space, and they're not that valuable. Try to eat as much of your pantry stock as possible before the move to cut down significantly on your number of boxes.
Reevaluate Your Closet
You probably have a bit of dead weight in your closet, and moving day is a good reason to get rid of it. You could make a system of pushing items to the front of the closet every time you actually wear them (and not just when you consider wearing them). Whatever's left at the back should be the first to go.
Get Rid of Old Electronics
It's tempting to hold onto old electronics, thinking that you may get them repaired or use the parts someday. But the longer they sit, the more useless and unsellable they become. Decide whether you can sell them now, or consider donating them.
Take a Look at Your Furniture
Also take a look at your furniture and decide whether you should really keep every item. How often are the items used? What condition are they in? Do they fit with the decor theme of your new home? If you're not getting good answers to these questions, you might not want to pay for the space and weight they will take up on moving day.
These are only a few of the items that you can target when you're clearing out the clutter before a big move. But where should these items go? You have a few options. One is to get a roll-off dumpster to contain everything. Schedule pickups with your dumpster company to haul your garbage to the appropriate recycling facility or donation center, depending on the contents. It helps to get the clutter out of the way on a regular basis as you're trying to pack.
You could also gradually move these items into a self-storage facility if you aren't sure about getting rid of them yet. Storage is a good idea because you can casually move items there yourself with your own car. You can also decide later on whether you want to keep or dump the items.Share
9 May 2017
After we moved into a smaller home, we realized that a lot of our stuff would need to be moved into a storage unit. Unfortunately, after we moved things into our storage space, we realized that it was going to be pretty tough to keep clean. To keep our stuff from getting damaged, we decided to go through our unit, organize our things into boxes, and try hard to keep it organized. However, after a series of trials and errors, we were able to figure out a system that worked for us, and our unit is still clean. Check out this blog to learn more about tidying up your storage unit.