There are so many reasons to purge all of your unnecessary belongings before a big move. Doing so can help make the packing and moving process a lot less stressful and strenuous. It can save you money on moving, shipping and storage costs. It can also help you turn your new house into a home without all of the same clutter that you dealt with in your last home.
However, even though you might know that purging before your move is a good idea, you might still dread it. These are a few ways to make it a little easier.
Don't wait until you are packing up all of your belongings before you start purging. Even though some things will probably have to be purged as you are packing things up and moving things around -- and therefore finding things to purge or gaining access to items that you couldn't access before -- it's not a good idea to leave everything until the last minute. Tackle one drawer, cabinet or closet at a time in the weeks -- and even months -- leading up to your move. As you see progress, you're sure to be motivated. Plus, when it's finally time to start packing things up, you won't have to worry about starting from scratch.
If you know that you'll be getting money for the things that you're getting rid of, you might be more motivated to find these things. Therefore, you should look into ways that you can make money while purging, such as having a yard sale, bringing items to a local consignment shop or listing your items for sale online. Along with helping to get you motivated, this can also help pad your pockets so that you are better-prepared for an expensive move.
Rent a Dumpster
If you haven't yet considered renting a roll off dumpster, you should think about it. If you know that you'll have to drag all of your unwanted items to the landfill, you might not be quite so inclined to do it. With a roll off dumpster in your backyard, however, you can walk right out of your back door to get rid of the stuff that you don't need.
As you can see, purging your home before a big move doesn't have to be as hard as you think. If you try these three tips, you're sure to get it all taken care of in no time.
To learn more about roll off services, contact a company like Colorado Industrial Recycling, Inc.