When conducting a move, especially an international move, you should take stock of your belongings and sort what to get rid of before you go. This will save you the headache of needing to sort your belongings after you settle into your new home. A big issue in this is knowing what to pack and what do get rid of. Letting go of things can be difficult, especially if you haven’t moved in a while and have acquired a lot of sentimental items during your time at your current home. However, by consciously going through all of your things well ahead of time and really considering what is going to hinder your move in the long run, your relocation process can be made a lot easier.
Organize your items into ‘keep’, ‘donate’, ‘sell’, and ‘throw away’ sections. For items you want to sell, hold a garage sale, list them on Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace, or sell them online. Bring your donations to a local drop off or to Goodwill – coats, blankets, electronics, appliances, and office equipment are the things these places really look for.
A good strategy to use when considering what to get rid of during a move is to make a list of how much you use each item, how much it’s worth, and how easy it is to replace. If you don’t use an expensive item that’s also easy to replace, get rid of it. The following are some things to cut down on:
When decluttering or organizing your items before a big move, it’s important to prioritize and simplify before the actual day of moving. It might be tempting to oversimplify and just get rid of everything, but that’s not a solution either. As long as you prioritize and take inventory of all of your things and get rid of anything that isn’t needed, you’ll be good to go.
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