Moving house conceptAs you get ready to move out of your old home, one of the biggest challenges you’ll face is the packing stage. With all the stuff you own, it can be stressful to fit all your things and bring them with you when it’s time to move.

To keep yourself going through that whole ordeal of packing and unpacking, here are a few tips provided by some leading national moving companies to help sort out your items, as well as to decide whether to bring, donate, and throw them away.

Clothes

Time to let go of clothes that no longer fits or are too large for your size. For these, it’s best to donate them to those who are in need. However, if they are too ragged and worn out, it’s best if you just throw them away. For outfits that you fancy, like your favorite shoes, dress you’ve worn during an unforgettable event, you could still hold on to them and bring them along with you. Just make sure you pack them properly.

Appliances

For appliances, try to keep only those things that you use often. For those you haven’t touched or used for a long time, maybe it’s about time you consider selling them or gifting them to someone who can put them to good use. If you have old electronics that are no longer working, you may consider recycling them or selling them at a junk shop for extra money.

Furniture

Take out old and dingy-looking furniture. Instead, focus on items you could still use in your new home. As you start anew, consider buying a set of fresh and chic furniture to doll up your new abode. This is also a great opportunity to reinvent and revamp your place. For your old stuff, you could always bring it to an auction house or if they are in a decent condition, donate it to less fortunate families.

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Now that you’ve sorted out what things must go and stay with you as you move, the next on the list is to prepare and pack your stuff properly. By keeping these things in mind, you can definitely manage the number of things you have to think about when relocating.