The Housing Chronicles Blog: Guest Post: Make the Most of a Move

Friday, November 2, 2012

Guest Post: Make the Most of a Move

The following is a guest post by writer Sam Peters on how to Make the Most of a Move:

If you're planning to move to a new home, you want to make the moving process as seamless as possible. Hiring a professional team of movers is a good first step. However, hiring a team to load up every single possession into a moving van will take time and cost you extra money. To make your next move easier, read ahead for a few easy tips to help you get rid of unnecessary items and deal with the possessions that still have value.

Start removing clutter in the bedroom by sorting through old clothes. If you have a few pieces you haven't tried on lately, check to see if they still fit. If these clothes no longer fit, you can get rid of them by donating them to a thrift store. Your bedroom may have also accumulated some trash or broken items. While sorting through your bedroom, throw away any items you come across that you no longer want.

Your kitchen is probably full of appliances and cookware that you never use. For example, a guest at your wedding may have given you a juicer that you only used once. If you plan to host a garage sale, your working kitchen appliances might be the main attraction. You can also sell any other unwanted kitchen items, such as cookie sheets or baking pans.

Living Room
If you've accumulated more living room furniture than your new house can accommodate, consider getting rid of some unnecessary furnishings. Your living room decorations might feel old and dated, so you should consider buying new decorations after you move into your new home. This is also an excellent time to go through your old collection of books and movies. If you've purchased an e-reader, you can eliminate many of your old books.

Get a Storage Unit
After you've finished going through your unnecessary belongings, you may still feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of things you own. You can take advantage of a self-storage unit during your move to help you clear out some space. Using a self-storage unit gives you time to move your possessions into your home gradually and you won't feel rushed to fit everything in at once. If you take your time moving in, you can smoothly arrange your living space exactly how you want it.

The Advantages of a Moving Company
Hiring a moving company can take a lot of the work out of the moving process. These professionals are well-skilled and know how to securely load and unload your treasured possessions. You won't have to do the majority of the back-breaking work that moving usually involves. You can even hire a moving company to move your belongings to a self-storage unit.

Although moving is a tricky and difficult task, there are plenty of ways to make it easy. Start by carefully sorting your possessions, one item at a time. You can use a self-storage unit and a professional moving company for more help on your next move.

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