If you recently sold your house and you’re preparing to pack and move to a new space, now’s the time to take stock of everything you have and decide if it’s truly necessary to bring to your new home.
Even if you’re moving up to a larger space, you shouldn’t go into the process thinking that you need to fill every nook and cranny. While deciding to get rid of possessions may be overwhelming, taking the time to do it before you move will be worth it in the long-run.
Once you’ve decided that it’s time to go through your stuff and get rid of anything you no longer need, the best and easiest way to accomplish this goal is to hold a garage sale. Not only will this allow you to start getting things out of your house while you’re packing, it’ll also help generate a little money in the process. You can then use this money to buy new stuff for your home—or to help offset the cost of the movers you hired to help with the transition.
Anything that doesn’t sell can be donated to Goodwill or given to friends, family or neighbors who may be in need. You can also ask your local theater company whether they’d be interested in any furniture or clothing, as these items are often needed for sets.
If you have large pieces of furniture, old patio chairs, a grill that’s outdated or even a pool table that no one uses, consider asking the new buyer whether they want these items included as part of the sale. Not only could these pieces come in handy for new homeowners, it will save you from having to pack and move them to your new home. If the items are no longer needed, post them on craigslist or Freecycle for individuals who are willing to come pick them up.
For more tips on clearing out the clutter, contact our office today.
Published with permission from RISMedia.