4 Items You Should Toss Before Moving

Moving Tips You Can Count On

Here’s a well-known fact when it comes to moving houses: the less you actually have to move, the more time, energy, and money you save.

Knowing what four items that you should not move with you helps save money, space and energy on your move. One of the best ways to reduce your moving costs and avoid stressing yourself is to know what’s worth packing and what’s better to donate or throw away

Even though it will be difficult to say goodbye to some of items you purchased a while back, it’s also one of the most important tips we can give.

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No. 1: Clothing

Anything old, stained or that no longer fits should go straight into the donation bin. For example, transitioning from a cold climate to Florida will allow you to shed even more weight as you let go of snowsuits and boots that won’t be of use in the Everglades. Donate to a local thrift store or have a garage sale to make some extra cash.

No. 2: Eat, Eat, Eat

This may seem obvious, but food takes up a lot of space and often gets forgotten about in the moving shuffle. In the weeks before your move, eat anything that isn’t shelf-stable, brand-new or a specialty item. Don’t forget about the perishable foods in the fridge and freezer (steak for dinner, anyone?). Take a break and throw a pantry dinner party with friends who are helping you move.

No. 3: Donate Toys

Toys take up a massive amount of space, even if they are lightweight. Anything that has been outgrown or unused should be donated or passed along to friends or family. Bigger items such as outdoor pools, sports equipment and bicycles should also be assessed.

No. 4: Excuse To Buy New Hobby Supplies

Excessive amounts of craft or hobby supplies are often not worth the space. Use this as a time to freshen things up and pare down your supply stash. Want a bonus? Use this as an excuse to buy new supplies in the future.

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