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When you’re preparing for your move, one of the most important steps that you can take is to start looking over all of the items you currently own and to think about how many of them you really need or want to bring with you. For one reason or another, you’re likely to find more than you need by a long shot and it can start to put a bit of stress on the move, holding on to all these extras. So, what do you do with them?
While the expenses can vary, anyone can tell you that the moving process is going to cost money. So, why not get a little extra cash to help you get through it without worry? There are several places you can sell your unwanted items on the internet, but if you’re in a hurry, you might want to see if you can set up a garage sale or take places in a local market since foot traffic is great at driving up sales.
You might not be able to make some extra money from all of the extras that you have but there is likely to be some sort of charity shop or non-profit that could make use of them. Take the time to look over not just the old and useless things, but the items you might want to leave behind simply because you want to try a more minimalist style and make your new home feel as big as possible. A quick search for local charity shops looking for donations should help you find a new home for several of them.
What if you’re not trying to get rid of items because you want to, but because you feel that you need to? If you feel that you want to keep some of your items but don’t have a place or use for them in the new home yet, why not hold onto them a little longer with the help of some self storage? You don’t want to be rushed into making a decision that you might later regret and, some time down the line, you might find that you have a use for those items after all.
Discard it (responsibly)
If you’re finding it difficult to sell or even given items away and you definitely don’t want to keep it, then discarding it might be the most reliable option, right? There are guides for getting rid of unwanted items on the internet with plenty of options, but it mostly comes down to two tips. If you know someone you can give it directly to, then do so. Otherwise, take a look for any companies that help to recycle the materials that the items are made out of and see if they will come and pick it up or if you can deliver it to them.
With the options above, you should be able to find a new home, or at least a temporary resting place, for those items that don’t have a place in your new home.