When preparing for an upcoming move, one of the worst mistakes you can make is having clutter inside your home. Clutter is a nuisance, and it may also further complicate your moving plans. The good news is that by starting early, you can de-clutter your property in advance and schedule your upcoming move smoothly.
Here are five ways through which you can eliminate unwanted items and regain control of your home before moving.
1. Hold a yard sale
What better way of de-cluttering than getting some money back for your items? A yard sale is an excellent strategy for attracting buyers and getting rid of what you don't want.
The key is to start early, at least a month before your moving date. You may need to hold several yard sales over the weekend to move as many items as possible.
2. Use mobile apps to advertise your items
Thanks to technology, you're not limited to your neighbours when selling unwanted belongings. There are many mobile apps that allow you to advertise your items to a broad audience, and they can even fetch better prices. Take clear pictures of what you wish to sell and display them on those mobile apps.
3. Trade in items of value
Some furniture companies, thrift stores or removalists provide trade-in programs, where you can exchange your items of value for something that is more useful to you. For example, if you have an extra set of couches that you don't need, you may be able to trade them in for a refrigerator, oven, lawn chairs, etc. This is an excellent way of turning "clutter" into valuables.
4. Give unused items away in exchange for help on moving day
Most movers will need an extra pair of hands on moving day. While you could make a polite request to your friends for help, offering an incentive is an excellent way of receiving a "yes" instead of a "no" or a "maybe".
What you see as clutter in your home may be useful to others, as long as it's in good condition. Entice your friends and family to help you on moving day by giving away items that you don't need.
5. Make a rearrangement plan for your items
If you're moving into a larger home, you may be able to make better use of any unused items that are lying around. For example, a larger closet may store more clothes, while a bigger kitchen may handle more Tupperware. Visit your new home and make an arrangement plan in advance.
To learn more, contact your local furniture removalists today.