When a big move is approaching, you'll begin to sort through your belongings and start the process of packing and getting rid of items you own. Before you finalize the process, it's important to go back through your items and determine if you really need to bring everything or if you should get rid of it.
How to determine if you should keep it or toss it
Many of us feel compelled to hold on to items because we think we'll need them for something later on. Most of the time this is not the case and we collect these items, which turn into clutter.
Moving house is the perfect excuse to unburden yourself from useless items. Not only does it make moving easier, but it allows you to free up valuable space. Go through your items and ask yourself if you use the item or if you simply think you might use it later on. If you don't use it, give it away, sell it or donate it to charity unless it is trash.
The best way to dispose of useless items
If you decide you want to part with belongings that still have a good amount of value, you can have a yard sale or run an ad on social media to make some extra cash for moving. If the items are useful but may not have much monetary value, you can call a local charity to come pick the items up if they are large, or you can drop them off at a brick and mortar location. If you want to help people in your area yourself, you can offer to give your items to people that might benefit from them. If you can recycle trash items, that would be the best way to get rid of them while being environmentally conscious.
Moving can be a wonderful time to downsize and get rid of items that don't need to move with you. Not only will you have more space and less clutter, but you may be able to make some money or help someone in need.