One of the best things about moving is that you will be starting over in a new place that is free from the clutter of your former home. But this can only happen if you manage to avoid taking everything with you.
The best way you can accomplish this is by determining what’s no longer important and finding people to whom you can give the things that you’ve outgrown. Following are some suggestions for how you can help de-clutter your move:
Throw everything away
Chucking your junk is the fastest way to get rid of it. Put all the boxes full of your excess stuff where your trash collector can see it. In some cases or in some areas, you may have bring your junk to the local recycling facility.
Organize a garage sale
Do this at least one month before you move out. If you have an especially large amount of junk, you may want to hold more than one garage sale over several weekends. Be sure to sell your items at attractive prices so that people will want to buy them.
Donate to charity
Some of the things you’re planning to throw away–such as clothes, shoes and books– may still be useful. Know that whatever you give away is not only lightening your load, but going to a good cause.
Rent self storage
Another option is to rent self storage space, especially if you really can’t bear to part with your excess stuff.
At Lone Star Self-Storage, we offer small, medium and large-sized units to suit every need at reasonable prices. Make that commitment to a clutter-free move and contact us today!