Moving? Here’s what not to bring.
Earlier we wrote a post here about saving money when moving by not moving as much stuff. When the time comes to pack up your belongings can call a moving van, the objective should be to move as little stuff as possible. People miss this valuable step, and end up making packing, moving, and unpacking more time consuming, and expensive then is truly necessary. But there is a solution – a rental dumpster or similar roll off service which helps you purge prior to the move.
Space on moving trucks is expensive. And the average American tries to move a bunch of stuff when the time comes. Our recommendation? Rent a dumpster, a month or so before its time to pack up the house. This allows you to do two things: One, you can thoroughly purge your things, and toss any garbage, trash, or stuff you don’t need. Two, it allows you to cleanup your yard, toss construction or renovation debris, and make it that much easier to stage your house when its time. But back to the first point. What all should you throw away?
Depending on how much stuff you have, and how good you are at removing junk periodically, this will depend on a few things. Use the below suggestions as a guide. Whatever you determine you don’t absolutely need, try and donate it. In addition to donations, consider selling items online, giving them to friends, or having a garage sale. For items that can’t be donated or sold, and any waste or refuse you may dig up in your home, throw it in your rental dumpster. Most dumpster rental businesses (including ours) make this super easy. We’ll bring a dumpster, leave it in your driveway or on the street, and give you a couple weeks to fill it up before we come back to retrieve it. That’s it.
So as you’re walking through your home, think about when you used an item last, if it would be cheaper to replace, if it’s damaged or inoperable, where it will go in your new home, and whether or not you really need to move it.
Then, get rid of it! Consider the following items as you clean up your home:
There are dozens more items you can get rid of to lighten the load for your upcoming move. A dumpster rental is a great way to facilitate these types of cleanups, and is convenient and cost-effective. Call us today and we can help make your move as flawless and as easy as possible with a roll off dumpster rental. Happy purging!