Sorting and Disposing of Junk When Moving House
Moving from one home to another, even if it is in the same city or state, can be very tedious. Not only will you be relocating from one residence to another, but you will also need to sort your stuff before packing and moving. This can take some time and a lot of effort and may even require the help of a junk hauling service before moving day.Â It is a good idea to get a head start when it comes to sorting and disposing of stuff before you move from one house to another. This will help you avoid bringing in garbage that will just clutter up your new home. It will also help reduce the amount of packing up that you need to do when moving day comes around.
Tips for Reducing Junk Before Moving
To properly get rid of stuff you don’t need, and to avoid hauling junk to your new home, you need to do a few things. Sorting, boxing, tagging, giving away, and throwing away are some of the things that need to be done before you move. You need to go about this task systematically so that you don’t throw out any important stuff.
To help you out, here are some tips you can follow:
Work from room to room
Clear your home with a room to room system. Start with the room that is seldom used, like the attic or store room, and slowly go through each item in it. Separate things you may have some use for from the items that you won’t be using at all. Sort as well items that you can sell or donate from items that you should throw away.
If it is not essential, get rid of it
Don’t be tempted to imagine some use for an item simply because you don’t want to get rid of it. No, that old poster won’t be used for your kid’s project three years from now. If it has no immediate or near future use for you or your family, throw it away. Or you can put together a pile of stuff that you think people will want to buy from you and sell this at a garage sale.
Hold a garage sale weeks before your move
To reduce the amount of junk to be picked up by a junk removal service, set up a garage sale weeks ahead of your move. This will allow you to sell items that others may need. This will also help reduce the stuff you need to throw away while making you a bit of money on the side.
Sell stuff on Ebay
Some stuff that you have might be valuable to other people. To make sure that you get the most out of the stuff you are disposing of, do some research on old stuff that you have. Paintings, posters, old toys, and other possible collectibles may get you more if you sell these on Ebay. Post these on the auction site for a week and if there are no takers, you can sell these on your next garage sale. If these are valuable, according to your research, keep these and keep trying to sell these on Ebay until you get a good price for it.
Donate items that are still usableÂ
Another way you can reduce the amount of clutter that you have to deal with before moving is to donate stuff to charity. After your garage sale, items that are still usable but have no takers can be placed in a box and donated to a shelter. You can also have these picked up by a service that helps charities near you.
Who To Call When Sorting is Done
When you are sorting all of the stuff you need to move from those you need to throw out, you will need to get help. You will have to find a junk removal service in Charlotte to help you properly dispose of the stuff that you don’t need. One such company that you can contact is Junk Doctors.
Aside from specializing in the removal of junk that you need to throw away, we can also help you find places for your donations. Simply sort your items according to what you want us to do with it. Place items for donations in boxes that are separate from the junk that you are throwing out. We will take these to deserving charities and resale outlets that need them.
To find out more about how we can help you with stuff you are not taking with you to your new home, contact us at (704) 251-2985 or email us at [email protected].