Most people dread the thought of moving, especially if they have lived in the same house for many years and accumulated a lot of goods. Moving makes you take stock of all those old possessions you don’t really want, but can’t bear to throw out. Also removalists say that people tend to develop an emotional attachment to things because of the memories they evoke. However, sometimes it is essential to get rid of old stuff you don’t use and none of the family wants.
Moving made easy
In actual fact, the easiest way ever to move is to have your professional removalists do all the packing and unpacking at the other end. That way you only have to pack a few clothes and stay at a motel until the job is done. However, if you are not to cram your home with the same old goods and chattels that you don’t really want or need, you’ll still have to sort out your ‘stuff’, placing everything you don’t want to take into another pile to get rid of.
How to deal with the emotional attachment
A good way to solve the problem of getting rid of things that you have developed an emotional attachment for is to take a photo of them. That way you can store the photo and it won’t take up much room on your computer – or in an album if you print it out.
You will be able to enjoy your memories by looking at the picture and you’ll also enjoy more room in your new home without those older things taking up the storage space.
What to do with ‘good stuff’ you don’t want
But what can you do with things that are still good, but you don’t want or use? Giving them to others to use can give you a good feeling. If they go to a good home where they are appreciated, you will feel they haven’t been wasted. This can apply to books, DVDs, clothing, children’s toys, hobby or sporting equipment and even things like vases, wall pictures or older furniture.
Depending on what method appeals to you – or what you have time for – you could : –
- Sell them at a garage sale or online
- Give them to family or friends
- Donate them to a used goods shop.
Make sure you move everything by offering a choice of free goods to those who buy. Once you have uncluttered your home, the professional removalists will be able to come in and pack all the rest, ready for your big move.
Once they arrive at your new home, they will be able to unpack more quickly and have everything ready for you to walk in and start enjoying your new and uncluttered lifestyle.