How to Get Rid of Unwanted Items Before Moving Day
So you’re finally ready to move to Summerfield, North Carolina! Congrats! But before you can start enjoying all that the Triad has to offer, one critical task needs to be taken care of first: getting rid of all your unwanted junk! Now is the time to declutter unless you want to pay to have all that stuff moved only to throw it away. Here are a few tips on how to do just that.
1. Make three piles: keep, donate, and trash.
As you sort through your belongings, anything that you know you want to keep should go into one pile, anything you could see yourself donating should go into another, and anything broken or damaged beyond repair should go into the trash pile. This will make it easier to determine what you need to do with each item.
If you have items that are sentimental to you but serve no real purpose, consider taking a photo of the item and then donating it. This way, you can keep the memory without keeping the physical object.
The same goes for clothes – if you haven’t worn them in a year (or more), chances are you won’t wear them again. Donate these items to a local thrift store or charity. Not only will this declutter your home, but it will also help those in need.
Once you’ve sorted through your belongings, it’s time to start decluttering! Begin by getting rid of anything that is broken or damaged beyond repair. If an item can be fixed, see if there’s someone in your life who is handy and can help you improve it. If not, it’s time to say goodbye.
2. Schedule a pick-up for your donations.
There’s no need to drag everything down to the local Goodwill; most places will come and pick up your donations for free! Just schedule a pick-up time that works for you, and they’ll take care of the rest.
Not only is this an easy way to declutter, but it’s also a great way to give back. You’re helping those in need and keeping things out of landfills by donating your unwanted items. It’s a win-win!
So before you start your next decluttering project, be sure to check and see if your local donation center offers a pick-up service. It’ll make the process a whole lot easier – and more fulfilling!
3. Rent a dumpster for your junk.
If everything in your house is going into storage or being moved with you, then chances are you won’t need a dumpster. But if there are items you know you won’t be taking with you, it’s probably easiest (and less messy) to just rent a dumpster and have them hauled away.
There are a few things to keep in mind when you’re renting a dumpster, though. First, make sure you know what size you need. If you underestimate the size you need, you’ll either have to rent another dumpster or pay for space you don’t use. Second, think about where you’re going to put the dumpster. You’ll want to ensure it’s on a level surface, so it doesn’t roll away, and also close enough to your house or garage to haul stuff to it isn’t too much pain. Lastly, call around and get quotes from different companies before settling on one – there can be a big difference in price between companies.
4. Have a yard sale!
This is a great way to get rid of smaller items that are still in good condition but that you don’t need anymore. Plus, you can make some extra cash in the process! Just be sure to promote your sale ahead so people show up.
Here are a few tips to help you have a successful garage sale:
-Plan and create a list of items you want to sell. This will help you stay organized and focused while setting up your sale.
-Price your items reasonably. Don’t overcharge, or people won’t buy them, but don’t undercharge either, or you’ll lose money.
-Advertise your sale in advance. Put up signs around the neighborhood and let people know when and where it’s taking place. You can also promote it online through social media or classified ads.
-Set up your sale in an easily visible spot with plenty of space for people to browse. A driveway or front yard is usually best.
-Make sure you’re available to answer questions and negotiate prices. People who can’t get in touch with you are less likely to buy anything.
5. garbage bag rule:
If you’re struggling with letting go of certain items, here’s a simple rule that might help: fill up five garbage bags full of stuff and then get rid of them. It might seem like a lot, but chances are good that most of the items in those bags are things you don’t need or use anyway. This is a great way to declutter your home and eliminate unwanted items.
-Don’t forget to donate or recycle items unsuitable for a garage sale. There’s no point in selling something nobody wants, so it’s better just to get rid of it. And remember, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure, so someone else might be able to use what you’re getting rid of.
Getting rid of unwanted junk before moving doesn’t have to be stressful! Following these simple tips, you can declutter your home quickly and have one less thing to worry about as you prepare for your big move.
L&D Demolition & Junk Removal is a garbage collection service that serves the Summerfield, North Carolina area. We are dedicated to helping our customers declutter their homes and lives efficiently. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to schedule a pick-up.
We look forward to helping you get rid of your unwanted junk!