When it comes to managing personal belonging during a move there are generally two types of people. There are those that don’t want to throw away anything, and there are those that just love to purge. Both have their strengths and weaknesses. The conservative packer may spend too much time organizing boxes of stuff but will be able to find that old set of golf clubs when spring rolls around. The minimalist may travel light but can come up short of an umbrella when the rain falls. Professional Realtor in La Grange IL Kate Boyle has a few items you can leave behind when the time comes to move.
If you think about it there are several times a year that kids will receive new toys. There are multiple holidays and birthdays as well. Many of these toys they will outgrow in a year’s time. So where do they all go? Without a solid exit plan, they most likely will end up in the basement, attic, or crawl space. Moving is a great time to clean house when it comes to old toys. Pack them up and give them to a local charity. There are probably many kids that would love to use toys that have been kept in decent condition.
Aging Items in the Garage
The garage is one of those places that acquires a vast array of items. Things that have clearly lost their function can be tossed. This includes items like old hoses, planters, and damaged or sun-beaten lawn furniture. Next, think about the type of use you have for the rest of the items. If it has been years since you got on that tandem bike, maybe it can be donated. Also, consider getting rid of items that can break easily in a move. The last thing you want to be doing is cleaning up broken glass from something you rarely use anyway.
During a move, candles often get damaged or simply melt. Use up any candles that have been partially burned or toss them out. Some moving companies won’t even allow candles in a move because of these unnecessary challenges.
Often there are a number of half-used products in the bathroom that can be thrown in the trash as well. Avoid the potential of them leaking during the move, especially if you don’t get much use out of them. You don’t want to be cleaning up spilled hair gel when you get to your new place.
Worn Out Furniture
Moving is a good time to consider getting new furniture. There are a few reasons for this. First, cheap furniture can break easily during a move. It may simply be better to replace it. Second, your old furniture may not go well in your new home. Getting a new house means decorating it to reflect your personality and style. This includes furniture. Think through what items of furniture will look best in each room. Look through some catalogs and turn that house into a home you will simply love.
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