What To Do With Unwanted Items Before A Move
Moving can be stressful. That being said, minimizing both the amount of clutter and unwanted items in your home prior to a move can help make it a lot easier. Here are some good ways to do it:
Have A Garage Sale
This is possibly the most popular option on our list. Not only can you get rid of items you no longer want or need, you can also make some cash from them. Try to have your garage sale early in the month, as people tend to have more disposable income around this time and will be more willing to shop. Also remember to be flexible with prices as these are items you don’t want anyways.
If you want to avoid the hassle of having a garage sale, or if you have leftover objects after your sale, then why not donate your items to charity? There are a number of services that will even pick up the unwanted items or larger items from your home. This helps minimizes additional stress and worry when you’re trying to move.
Rent A Storage Space
If you have items that you want to keep but don’t want to necessarily take to your new home, like extra furniture that a child could use when moving out, then consider renting a storage unit. It’s a convenient way to keep all your items safe and sound, while also getting them out of the way during your big move.
Getting rid of unwanted items can help make your move easier, as it clears up clutter and cuts down on what you’ll need to pack up and unload at your new place. If you’ve gotten rid of unwanted clutter and are looking to finally move, then find out how ADT moving can help make your move a stress-free process.
How to Downsize for a Move
When people make the move from a house to an apartment, they are often slow to understand that they cannot simply pack up and bring everything along with them. At ADT Moving we like to ease the moving process for our clients by preparing them for the downsizing operation. We carefully remind our clients, especially those moving from larger to smaller homes to prepare for parting with some of their possessions.
We suggest comparing the actual room layouts and storage capacities of the new place with those in the old. Then we ask our clients to categorize belongings under three headings: “the must-haves,” the “not needed” and the “yes, if possible” category.
Once things are separated into different groups, you will have a much stronger grasp on what really needs to stay and what can go. You can get rid of these items by either giving them to charity or putting them up for sale. As for the things that you want to keep but do not have space for, there is the option of putting these items in our storage units either permanently or until you find a place for them, or become detached enough to let them go.
Set up a Garage Sale Before a Move
If you want to lighten your moving load, you should have a garage sale. A garage sale will serve your entrepreneurial spirit and the need to unburden at the same time.
The key ingredient for a successful garage sale of any kind lies is the marketing of the event. You have so many options to choose from when spreading the word. You can either choose to post traditional signage on strategically located telephone poles, community notice boards, place a newspaper ad or post online on advertising platforms such as craigslist.
When it comes to garage sales, the bigger the better – call friends, family, and round up neighbours. The bigger the sale the more people you will attract, sort of like an impromptu pop-up shop on the street.
Compartmentalize the items to make it easier for people to sift through them.
Place your stuff strategically; put eye-catching items like antique furniture up at the front so people are drawn to your sale when they drive by.
Books are always a big hit and should be categorized from hard to soft covers. Do the same with clothes, but hang up the more salable items like snowsuits and coats on a clothing rack.
If time permits and you have some helping hands, consider setting up a little beverage and snack canteen. Offer bottled beverages, muffins and cookies for a dollar. You will be surprised at how much profit this could bring in.
At the end of the day, you will have less clutter to worry about and more money in your pocket. You can also channel the money you make to pay for your moving and storage in Montreal. Contact ADT Moving to schedule your move today. 514-766-3300 / 1-888-903-6686