Do you remember the last time you thought about moving? After living in our home for about three years, I realized that we wanted to get out into the world and see some other places, so we listed our place for sale. Making the decision to move was nerve-wracking but incredibly exciting, and I was really happy that we were able to make the choice to move. After we sold our place and relocated, it was incredible to experience new places, new things, and adventures that I had never dreamed of. Check out this blog for great reasons to move.
You never really realize how much stuff you have in your home until you're packing it up to move to a new home – it is that moment that you realize just how much you don't need, want, or even know that you had. If you're packing for a move, there are several things that can make it a little easier for you. Here, you'll find a few tips to help.
Hire a Residential Moving Service
First of all, you don't have to do it all on your own. Sure, you'll want to sort through things and decide what you'll take with you, sell, and toss, but you can hire a crew to do all of the heavy lifting and transporting for you.
You can choose the level of service that you want – some moving services offer a full-service option – you do nothing – the staff comes in, packs up all of your stuff, loads it into a truck, and moves it to the new house. This can be a bit expensive for some people, but there are other options, like simply loading the boxes and furniture into the truck for you.
Contact moving services like Kaster Moving Co Inc, and discuss their available packages and decide how much help you want or need at this point.
Unload the Unwanted Stuff
There is no need to transport the stuff that you don't really want or need, so don't pay to move it! You can take the time to list it all and sell it through local advertisements, you can host a moving sale, or you can call a charity to come and pick it all up. Some organizations, like the Vets, offer pickup services for these types of things. They take the items back to the warehouse, sort them, and distribute them to the veterans and their families that are struggling to make ends meet or need a little help getting by.
Tip: Donating the stuff is the fastest way to get rid of it – and you can get a receipt for the value of the items donated and use it as a write-off on your taxes next year. You still aren't taking a loss, and someone gets to benefit from your donation.
There is so much to do, so get on it! Hopefully you'll get through this challenging time with patience, and you'll be settled into your new home ready to get a fresh start without all of the stuff you had cluttering up the last home.Share