Before you move, you will want to get rid of the items that you don’t use anymore. There’s no reason to bring clutter to your new home. Here are some winning strategies to help you cut the clutter.
1. Throw out broken and ruined items
You’ll be surprised at how many broken items you will find in your home. These are the things that you will never use again, but you keep for some reason, telling yourself that maybe it’ll work one day again or that you’ll get it professionally repaired. Get rid of those items first!
2. Throw a yard sale
Before you leave, you have a great opportunity to throw a yard sale. Get rid of clothes that don’t fit and items that you don’t want while also making some money! Make sure that you don’t try to sell your damaged goods. You want only to sell items that are in good condition.
3. Don’t forget online options
The internet has helped make so many things easier for us nowadays. Selling our stuff is just one of those things. You can use Craigslist, Facebook, LetGo, and a variety of different sites to start selling items that don’t sell at the yard sale. Be sure to write vivid descriptions and take pictures. And always be honest about the condition of the items.
4. Put effort into it
Unfortunately, items don’t just sell themselves. Take the time to put work into selling your stuff and understand that it will be a small part-time job for you (on top of everything else you have going on). If you don’t have the time, it might be beneficial for you to hire someone to help you.
5. Get a head start
Moving can take a long time. It’s best to get a head start on things so that you can leave time for the other important aspects of your move. Start selling items the moment you decide to move. Get rid of the large items first. When potential buyers look at your home, the clutter can prevent them from seeing the full potential of the space. The fewer items in the house, the easier it will be for buyers to picture their stuff in the place instead.
For this reason, you should start work on removing items before you even put the house for sale. Starting early also gives you time to find the perfect buyer for your items who will pay the amount that you are asking. If you are in a rush, you might have to stick with the first offer you get.
A move is an exciting time in your life. You can start new and fresh, so our movers encourage you, don’t bring your old, unwanted stuff with you to your new place! Take the initiative to get rid of the things that you don’t want any more so that you’re not bringing old baggage with you. Literally.