How to Throw Things Away When You Move
Moving can be tough. How many times have you gone to start the process, opened up a box and said “when did I get this?”, Or even “what is this?”. Whether it be the too small sweater from a great grandmother or the leftover tiles from the bathroom renovation, all your belongings can add up and clutter a new or old home. There are a few proven solutions that EZ Move believes will free up that mental and physical blockage!
First Step: Prioritize
Prioritizing can be done in many ways, but one of the proven methods mentioned above begins with creating three separate piles.
In the first pile, we put everything that we know for a fact will be needed in the brand new house or apartment. This pile is typically unpacked first, so its contents tend to be integral to setting up the new home; toiletries, dishes, cleaning supplies, and necessary clothes. It also stands as what you want to bring to your new home and not to donate.
In the second pile should be the belongings that you are uncertain or reluctant to get rid of. This prioritized pile stands as an in between for piles one and three, to revisit when a clearer mind is achieved from decluttering. The second pile will be dissolved at the end of packing, being separated once deciding what is believed to be essential or as important to you to have at the new place.
The third pile is for all the belongings that you know for a fact you do will not need. Some of these belongings will need to simply be tossed into the trash can, though a majority can be donated to those in need.
Donating Unwanted Belongings
While you may not appreciate that coat that you never wear, there is someone out there that would greatly appreciate having it. There are plenty of donation centers within Tucson that are available to take the third pile off of your hands. The Salvation Army and Goodwill are just a few locations that graciously accept all forms of donations; whether they be clothes, furniture, old appliances, or even art that you are tired of looking at!
The Seemingly Endless Benefits
While the primary purpose may have been to declutter and prioritize your belongings for the move, it has turned into much more than that. While clearing that space in the closet that you’ve meant to move all year you also provide a person in need with clothing and general supplies needed for living. Donating the third pile and part of the second pile mentioned above makes a move to a new place that much easier.
The Last Steps with Tucson Moving Service
Now that the belongings have been properly separated, categorized, and prioritized the customer may begin the often dreaded process of moving their priority items to their next home. EZ Move specializes in this final, and often most vital, process! When the piles have been sifted through and prioritized, give us a call at (520) 808-0347 so that you can relax as we handle the last step in your next move.