I don’t know about you, but in the past when moving I have had more than my share moments where I felt like just throwing everything out and starting over.
Seems easier doesn’t it?
Of course, that would be pretty wasteful and expensive. So although we can’t just toss out everything, there are some items that you should definitely toss in the trash, sell, or donate rather than pack up and move to your new home. That is exactly what today’s post is all about; I’m giving you full guilt-free permission to rid yourself of everything on this list and I hope it makes your move to Mount Pleasant a million times easier.
Happy moving my friends!
Books You Won’t Re-Read More Than Once
Unless you have fantasies of being Belle from Beauty & The Beast and you are literally trying to build your own personal library, there really is no need to drag your books around from place to place. Don’t get me wrong, I love books but they are one of the most tedious and heavy items to move. Therefore, if you have books that you know you wont read and reread and reread I strongly urge you to donate or sell them. That way they can bring other readers joy and you can save your back from all that strenuous lifting.
Mismatched Random Dishes
Speaking of things that are heavy and tedious to move; please do yourself a big favor and ditch all those mismatched and random dishes that don’t have significant or sentimental meaning. Why spend all of that time wrapping them all in paper, packing them, and moving them before unpacking, cleaning, and loading them into your cupboards?! Honestly, I think dishes are one of the most time-consuming portions of a move and all of that work could easily be avoided by getting rid of them and starting new with fresh dishes or sticking to the matching ones you have and already love.
Perishable Food Items
I know this feels and sounds wasteful but if you have perishable food that is already open or partially consumed just toss it. It really isn’t worth all of that work. If you have items that can still be donated to a local food bank then by all means please do so but the rest is unworthy of taking up space in your boxes.
Dirty Old Clothes & Shoes
There is no better time to finally start sorting through all those old clothes and shoes. As always, if you haven’t used something in the last several months it is clear you don’t need it and therefore don’t need to move it. Anything that is soiled, dirty, or otherwise not fit to be donated is better off on the curb than in the closets of your fresh new home.
Old Papers & Junk Drawer Fillers
This can actually be one of the most stress-relieving portions of prepping for a move. That is, if you love to shred things. Please do yourself a favor and set aside some time to go through all of those stacks of paper, old mail, and drawer fillers and shred, shred, shred anything not essential. If you do have papers you want to keep, you may want to consider scanning them to a digital format so you can get rid of the hard copies of those as well.
Planning To Move To Mount Pleasant?
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