A recent National Soap and Detergent Association study found that getting rid of clutter would eliminate 40% of housework. When it comes to moving, Movers.com believes that decluttering would similarly eliminate a lot of work while also reducing moving expenses. Its new guide offers tips on decluttering anything from single-use water bottles to unnecessary furniture.
More details can be found at https://www.movers.com/moving-guides/declutter-your-house-before-moving.html
In “Your Guide To Declutter Your House Before Moving”, Movers.com — one of the largest networks of licensed and insured movers — proposes five questions individuals can ask themselves when deciding whether to discard an item. These include whether the new house can accommodate it, whether the item has been used recently, and whether it needs to be repaired.
“You should give yourself sufficient time to declutter, pack and prepare your belongings,” writes the author. “It would be a worthwhile idea to create a moving checklist and bring only those items that you would enjoy having at your new house.”
For decluttering the kitchen, the guide recommends disposing of broken, mismatched, or duplicate items such as utensils, small appliances, and cookware. Outdated and no longer used items can also be removed; this includes old cookbooks and expired food. A similar approach applies to toiletries, with Movers.com recommending that individuals throw away items that were never used and those that are half-used.
When it comes to higher-value items such as electronic devices and furniture, a popular approach is to sell them through a garage sale or on Amazon, eBay, and Craigslist. Alternatively, anything from clothing to appliances can also be donated to charity.
Once all clutter has been removed, the packing process will be faster, more affordable, and better for the environment. Fewer items will also reduce moving costs, as moving companies charge based on load weight.
With over 700 licensed and insured movers currently part of the Movers.com network, individuals in Union City and across the US can find moving companies for all types of relocations. A list of Union City, NJ movers who provide services for high-rise apartments can be found at https://www.movers.com/moving-companies/nj-new-jersey/union-city/cheap-movers.html
Quotes can be requested directly through the Movers.com website, at no charge.
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