The Best Things To Get Rid Of Before Moving
Paring down before a move is always a good idea to save you space, money on moving, and reduce some of the stress involved in finding a solution for all of your possessions. UF Mover Guys shares our top things to sell before moving to help you decide what's worth keeping and what you might discard.
Large Furniture & Appliances
Furniture and large appliances can make the difference between needing a huge moving truck and just a small one. Items such as the couch, chairs, tables, desks, dishwasher, and washer and dryer take up the bulk of the space in a move, so getting rid of them before the move can help you save money and make it easier to purchase new versions.
A move represents a fresh start in a new place. Embrace the change by getting rid of old items, including clothing, accessories, decor, furniture, towels, and linens. A consignment shop or online platform can be a great place to sell gently used clothes and accessories. Old furniture can be sold or donated, and pieces falling apart can be taken care of by junk removal services, so you don't have to worry about moving anything else before the actual move.
If you've been living in your home for a while, you probably acquired a lot of excess or duplicate items, such as towels, bed linens, and recreational items. The kitchen especially can be home to duplicate or extra items, such as cups, mugs, and utensils. Save yourself some hassle and purge these items that you won't miss.
Many people have large, untouched exercise equipment that's just collecting dust. Even smaller items such as dumbbells can add unnecessary weight and be tricky to pack. Additionally, depending on the space you're moving to, there may not be enough room for all of your equipment. Finally, even if you use your exercise equipment every day, you likely won't have time (or energy) for exercising directly after moving, and it's better not to have more things to trip over while organizing the layout of your new home.
Old Tech & Media
Nowadays, technology can be outdated just a year after purchasing, and old smartphones, laptops, monitors, and even computer parts can pile up. In addition to old tech, there's bound to be old media laying around, whether it be blu-rays, DVDs, or even CDs. While media may not sell for very much, unless you're getting rid of coveted collector's items, you can sell old tech either locally or online for reasonable prices. If you can't sell everything you want to get rid of, be sure to donate the items or take them to a designated recycling center. When it comes to technology, outdated can be only a year or two old. And when the biggest and best is just around the corner, that outdated technology has a way of piling up and taking over more space than it should.
Books & Toys
Old books and toys may be better donated than sold because they probably won't fetch much money. However, if you want to put in the effort, used book stores and consignment shops might be able to pay you a bit for each item. The only exception is if you're getting rid of old baby or children's furniture, which you may end up being able to sell for more, depending on the age, quality, and brand.
If there are certain items you just don't want to part with but aren't able to move right away, consider keeping your special items safe in a storage facility.