Packing and organising your relocating is hard and stressful work. You can lighten the load and even save some money by tossing these items. Here is what you can leave behind before you move into your new home.
Cheap or Old Furniture
If you want to build a new life in your new home, then you probably can start by revising your furniture. There is no point to move your old stained-beyond-cleaning sofa or to take the wobbly dining table with you. Also, this is a great time to get rid of inexpensive furniture. Cheaper furnishings are made of cheaper materials, and they are not built to last very long. Most of the inexpensive wood furnishings are not made from wood, but from particle board and they are not strong enough to be disassembled. Of course, there are always exceptions, but as a rule, most of these items cannot withstand moving, especially if you have to cross the country with them. So inspect your furniture, note what can be repaired, renovated, or re-assembled and get rid of everything that doesn’t make the list.
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Children’s Toys and Sport Gear
Over the years toys tend to pile up and take over the house, eating up space without really being used. Even if you did your homework and cleared some toys every year during Spring cleaning, there are probably more than your child really plays with. So, before you start packing the toys, you can sit with your kids and decide what to keep. This way, moving out can turn into a great lesson of organisation and responsibility for your children. Of course, if there are some particularly special toys that your kids love, you can keep them, but most of the worn-out sports equipment and old toys can go, freeing space in your car or move out vehicle.
Gadgets and Appliances
Throwing expensive and necessary items might sound crazy at first, but if you think of it, it makes a lot of sense to leave behind some of your appliances and gadgets. Most washers, dryers, and fridges nowadays have a lifespan of around ten years. So if your appliances are about this old, then you will probably be better off without them. List them for sale or donate them and invest in new ones for your new home. One of the benefits of leaving your old appliances when relocating is that you will save yourself a lot of troubles packing them. Not to mention, that these items take a lot of space and you can actually save some money by getting rid of them and renting a smaller vehicle to move your belongings to your next home.
Moving out can be an expensive and time-consuming experience, especially if you don’t manage to recover your deposit. One of the best ways to ensure you are getting this money back is to leave your old rental in a pristine condition. Organise the damaged or broken items to be fixed and replaced and whatever you do, don’t skip the thorough move-out cleaning before you handle the keys to your landlord. This way you will be able to obtain your deposit and invest it in moving out and furnishing your new place.