Moving. It is the only event that makes even the laziest persons do the cleaning. And we’re not talking about spring cleaning. This is way more serious than that. When it comes to this, you start questioning yourself: ”Am I really going to wear that T-shirt from the eighth grade?” And the answer is clear, no matter how hard you keep hanging on it. No. Let’s face it. You’re not gonna wear it. And you probably not gonna use that spoonful of oyster sauce you bought two years ago when you were a Chinese food enthusiast. Or that mug you’ve got from your high school sweetheart. The list can go endlessly. But let’s cut it short. We made you a list of all the things you should get rid of before moving to your new place. You’re a grown-up, you can handle it. And if not, we’re there for you, take your time.
How to start?
Well, that’s the hardest part. Letting go of everything you’ve hoarded through the years excusing it on emotional importance and value. But no matter how hard it may seem, you have to start somewhere. That’s why we chose this as a topic for our article. To go through it all together and make it a little bit easier for you.
Which things you should get rid of before moving?
The things you don’t need but are too sentimental to part with. And as we mentioned before, this is harder to do than you think. So think about it. Don’t let this be your excuse. You have to get rid of everything that’s not needed. It’s your life, you’re living it right now and you don’t need to wait for a new one. You can buy a used car, but you can’t buy a used life. So get rid of the things in your life that don’t bring you joy and start living. Let them go, you’ll be glad you did.
This is the hardest one to let go of. It’s the only thing that tells you that you were in your best shape, you looked the best, you had the best clothes, the best shoes. It’s hard to part. But you have to. This is where you start the cleaning. It’s always a better option to give it to someone who really needs it, or, if you need some extra cash, to make a garage sale along with other things from our list.
This is the easiest one to let go of. Most of us have borrowed a thing or two. A book is the most common, but it can be a pen or a pair of shoes, or a bracelet. In any case, it’s always better to return it. If you’ve already returned it, great. If not, then do it asap. There’s no point in waiting. This is always a good practice. Especially when you’re moving.
Food and spices
These two go hand in hand. It’s very hard to put your kitchen on the curb when you’re moving. But at the same time, you don’t need all that food. You don’t need all that spice. It’s a waste of space. Plus, you’re probably not gonna use any of it. So if you’re gonna move, then it’s time to get rid of it. Don’t feel bad about it. So why not throw a farewell party and serve it, or, and that’s even a better option, give it to shelters and people who don’t have any food?
Moving is like candy – throw away the wrappers
So yeah, there are things you should get rid of before moving. Simply, throw away anything you don’t need anymore. Or at least, find a good storage solution to put everything away safely. Free your space and free yourself.