Moving into your new home is exciting! It’s a time for new beginnings and making memories with family. However, before you start unpacking, it’s important to get rid of the things that you will no longer need in your new home. If you don’t, they could end up taking up space or even causing harm to those who live there after you leave. In this post we’ll go over some things that we recommend getting rid of before moving so that when the day comes and you do pack up and move on out into that big beautiful house, everything goes smoothly!
1. Sell Your Unwanted Furniture
Don’t let a bunch of furniture you don’t need gather dust in your new home. If it’s not worth keeping, find someone who can make use out of it! You could sell the pieces at a yard sale or online through Craigslist and other websites. This is also a great opportunity to declutter if there are items that have been taking up room in your home for years.
2. Declutter the House and Donate Clothes, Books, Toys, Etc.
The same goes with clothes, toys and books! Donate what you don’t need to make way for new things that are only yours. If you’re fresh out of college and don’t need your stuffed animals or baby toys anymore, donate them to a local daycare or toy drive.
If you’re moving into a smaller home, there’s no room for clutter! Make sure items like old electronics are working before donating so they can go to someone who will use it instead of throwing away something that can still be used.
Remember – the more organized and decluttered you are before moving day comes around, the smoother everything will go! If something is broken or just doesn’t work anymore don’t be afraid to let it go.
3. Get Rid of Plants
On that note, make sure to declutter the house and get rid of any plants that may be going dormant for winter or not doing well before you leave. It’s hard when you’re leaving a plant behind, but it will live much happier in someone else’s care! Plus, there isn’t room to take care of them in your new home if it’s smaller.
4. Clean Out the Fridge
Don’t forget to clean out the fridge – toss anything that’s expired or spoiled, dispose of old paint cans and other chemicals at a hazardous waste facility so they don’t leak inside your new home! This is where moving day can get chaotic with all these things you need to do before moving, so make sure to give yourself plenty of time!
5. Weed the Garden Beds
Weed the garden beds before you leave to make it easier on whoever is moving in after you! Weeding does not have to be a time-consuming task, so get out there and do some weeding. Some tips for getting your backyard and garden bed looking move out ready are to rake up leaves, trim hedges and other plants that may have grown out of control since the last season.
6. Hire a Junk Removal Company
If you’re looking for another way to get rid of unwanted items, hire a junk removal company. They will haul away the big things that just aren’t going anywhere without an extra push from you or your friends/family members. Junk removal companies can haul away old furniture, appliances, yard debris and unwanted items! If you are looking for a junk removal company in the Greater Houston area, give Bubbas Junk Removal a call today. You can reach them at 2817825537 or visit their website www.BubbasJunkRemoval.com.
Now that you’ve read through this, your moving day should be much less stressful knowing how to get rid of things before the move! If there are any other tips or tricks that we missed, make sure to leave them in the comments below! We love hearing from our readers. Good luck on getting rid of all those unwanted items – it’s hard work but very rewarding!