Moving to a new house or apartment can be stressing, especially if you have to organize, pack, and unpack a lot of stuff. Since you are under pressure to carry less, moving time is one of the best times to declutter and get rid of things you don’t need in your life.
You first have to know what you want to throw away before calling a junk pick up agency. Here are some simple tips to help you identify garbage and put it where it belongs: in a dumpster.
Identify Real Junk
Sometimes, real junk gets lost in the potentially useful trash. Rummage through your house or garage and identify things that you will never use: a pair of old boots, an old lawn mower, and so on. If you don’t see yourself using something at first glance, toss it in a junk pile before you are tempted to hoard.
What Do You Want among All that Junk?
Asking yourself why you are holding onto something is a great way to separate real junk from useful stuff. If you are holding onto that damaged valve radio hoping to reuse the tubes one day, why not just pluck out the containers and throw away the rest of the junk?
Identify the pieces you need and extract them from the junk. This will considerably reduce your current pile of clutter, leaving you with a systematic collection of parts that you can use.
Once you get rid of the stuff that you don’t need, ensure that you clean and organize what remains. If you can clean up that old stereo set, reassemble the lawn mower you took apart, or arrange old flower vases in a box, you will have converted your valuable relics from junk into a collector’s paradise.
Moving to a new home means another fresh start. Take pleasure in that golden phase where you get to enjoy a clutter-free home. Here are three things that you should leave behind when you move into your new house.
Broken and Damaged Items
Now is the perfect time to retire broken or damaged items in your possession. This goes for every furniture, appliance, and equipment you’ve been holding on to in the hopes that one day, you can have it fixed and use it again. Get these out by contacting a dumpster rental company that offers junk disposal services. This makes packing a whole lot easier and the shipping cheaper, too, as you’re not shipping junk with you.
Unused items accumulate faster than you can keep track of. For that reason, most of these items end up in a box somewhere in storage. Put it to good use by donating them. If you have the time, sell them online to make some money and use it towards something more useful.
If you still have a collection of old documents, manuals, and receipts, now is the best time to get rid of it. Scan and save any document that can be stored on the cloud, like e-signed paperwork and those that you need access to anytime, anywhere. This exercise will leave enough room for the physical storage of wet-signed and traditional paper documents. Product user guides are online now, so you can toss those old booklets away and go to the manufacturer’s website if you need any information about a product. This goes for food recipes, too. Online banking and money apps offer the convenience of tracking your money 24/7 in a much easier and faster way. Online payment processing also ensures a quicker transaction and minimizes the accumulation of paper receipts in your purse or drawer. Getting rid of paper clutter is the best thing that you can ever do for your home.
Use the opportunity of moving to a new home to reduce your belongings. Take the chance to cut back on clutter and enjoy a clean and organized house.