Appliances, such as washers and dryers, are considered a modern necessity of life and consequently, you might ask “Why wouldn’t I bring it?”. Well, not only are they difficult to move due to their weight and space complexity, but if they’re old, you’re better off buying newer ones.
If your appliances are brand new, you can keep them, but considering the life span of an appliance, you should probably leave it behind. If you do choose to move your appliances, make sure you pack them properly, as they have a lot of moving parts that can easily get broken via rapid breaks in movement.
2. Old Furniture
Is your furniture torn, dirty, smelly? Toss it out. There’s no reason to keep old furniture, especially if it is in poor condition. Moving companies often charge by the box or by the room for home moves, so you’ll save quite a bit of money by leaving the furnishings behind.
If you can’t find the courage to throw the furniture away, try to get some work done on it, such as upholstery or re-staining. You can even do this on your own, which you might find quite enjoyable.
3. Kitchen Gear
Dishes stack up quickly when you move in. A couple of cups turns into a dozen, so on and so forth. Do you really need all of that kitchen gear when you move out?
Do you need that many plates, cups, bowls? If the answer is no, get rid of them. Dishes are not fun to pack, and it just takes too much time. Save yourself the trouble, rid yourself of the nuisance, and buy yourself just as much as you need for your new home.
Don’t be afraid to ask the right question. When it comes to moving, you’re either overdoing or you’re just doing it right. Now the difference between the two lies in how willing are you to dispose of the mental weight that comes with ridding yourself of all the unnecessary items.
But when it comes to figuring out what is unnecessary, a little issue arises. So in order to do that, you can ask yourself these questions:
- Is the item useful in any way? How often do I use it?
- Do I need it? Will I use it in the future?
- What condition is it in? How long will it last?
- Does it improve my life in any way?
- Is it a quality product that cannot be replaced easily?
- Will I have use for it in the new home?
- Will it match the design and decor of the new home?
- Will it fit into the new residence?
- Do I have a designated location for the object in the home? Do I have enough space to store it?
- Is it irreplaceable? Vintage, collectors, heirloom, unique?
- Does it hold sentimental value to me?
By getting an answer to any or all of these questions, you can quickly determine if you need to keep or deplete yourself of the worry that comes with throwing away an item.
Easy Moving Achieved
Now that you know that easy moving involves knowing how to pick your battles, as in knowing what to throw out and what to keep. You are well on your way to successfully moving into your new home.