Moving can be exciting, but it can also be very stressful. There are many reasons why a move must be made, some good and some bad, but when you have a mountain of junk to move or get rid of, the process can be overwhelming. Here are some ways to plan for the removal of all your junk so that this already stressful and hectic time will flow a little more smoothly.
Decide What You Want to Keep
There are many methods for going through your junk, but perhaps the best is to separate all of the items into four separate piles:
- Things to throw away – As you sort your items, ask yourself how long it has been since you last used the item. Is it something that you plan to use in your new home? Are you just moving it so that it will be forgotten in the garage or closet of your new place? Sometimes getting rid of your old baggage can be very freeing.
- Things to donate – If you have good quality items that it seems a waste to throw away, then you might want to consider donating these items to charity. Some of these places will even come and pick it up, saving you time and money.
- Things to sell – If you have nice things that you don’t need anymore but are still nice and you think someone would like to buy them, then consider selling them on Craigslist, your local newspapers classified ads, or in your community’s Facebook buy and sell page.
- Things to keep – There will be things that you just can’t bear to get rid of, and that’s okay. But hopefully, you’ll be able to at least pare down the amount of junk you’ll have to move.
Figure Out Your Budget
Your budget for removing your junk will be a big factor in determining your options. If you plan to remove the junk yourself, do you have a truck, or will you have to pay to rent one? Then, ask yourself if you will have to make multiple trips to the dump, and keep in mind that your time is worth something too. When you’re in the midst of a busy move, driving to the dump can be time consuming.
As you crunch the numbers, consider contacting a junk removal company. You just put your junk is a pile as detailed above. Then, the removal company takes care of the rest. Often, their fee when combined with the convenience is worth it compared to hiring a roll-off dumpster or hauling everything away on your own.
Decide Upon Your Timeline
When making a move, it’s very important not to leave things to the last minute. Make a list of all the things you need to accomplish and set a schedule for getting them done. If possible, try to overlap your move-out date on your current place and your move-in date on your future place, so that you have some time to complete the move comfortably. Don’t try to do it all in one day or weekend.
By keeping the above tips in mind, you should easily be able to get rid of your junk. If you want help, contact us today. The team from Junk Shot can help you remove all your junk. When you download our app, you can just snap a picture of your junk. Then, we’ll give you a quote so you know exactly what to expect.