6 Types Of Clutter You Should Dispose Of Before Moving
Moving house is a great opportunity to declutter and organise your things. There might be things that are hard for you to let go of, but downsizing before you move will save you time, energy and money.
When you start going through your things, make sure you have plastic bags, newspaper or bubble wrap, quality boxes, labels, markers and packing tape. Below are best examples of clutter that you need to get rid of.
- Identical Things or Multiple Items
Why do you even keep identical items in your closet? It might be wasteful to toss the excess out; but if you are unable to use them, then it’s best to donate or sell them. You would be surprised with how some other people need the things you’ve been unnecessarily storing.
- Things you haven’t used in a year or so
These include kitchenware, appliances, electronic devices and sporting equipment. When you upgrade your items, chances are you will never use the old ones again.
- Non-functional appliances and furniture
Instead of storing your old chairs or tables up in your attic, you can sell them as long as they are in good condition. If you have a non-functional electronic appliance that’s taking up space, make sure to dispose of it properly.
- Expired items
Check the expiration date of the goods you have in your storage and discard anything expired or past its best before date.
- Anything broken
These will just take up more space, and you can never use them again anyway. Ditch them straight away!
- DVDs, CDs, cassette tapes and videotapes
In this day and age, many have upgraded to new technology. DVDs, CDs and cassette players are no longer a necessity to fully enjoy music and movies. Donate or sell them to avid collectors.
Packing your belongings and moving house will be easier when you follow these decluttering tips. Disposing of all these items either by throwing them away, donating or selling them is a good start to this next change in your life.
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