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How to Reduce Clutter During a Move: (Moving Supplies, Donate, or Discard)

Posted on: August 23, 2019 Baymeadows Moving and Storage August 23, 2019

Baymeadows offers some tips on moving supplies and how to declutter before a move

One good thing about moving is that it forces you to downsize and get rid of any unwanted possessions. Moving drawers and closets full of stuff you didn’t even know that you had makes no sense, especially considering you have to pay more to move more stuff if you hire a moving company.

That is why it behooves you to declutter before moving. Decluttering makes moving logistically easier and can actually get you some extra money to offset the cost of moving supplies and related expenses. Here are some tips on how to declutter before moving day.

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Give Yourself Plenty of Time

The first thing is to make sure you have plenty of time to organize before the move. Waiting until the day before moving day is a surefire way to increase moving stress. Baymeadows recommends starting packing at least 2 weeks before the moving date.

Make a Necessities Box

You should also set aside a box for necessities you will need the first day you move in; things like toiletries, toilet paper, some tools, and a few items of clothing. Mark this box so you can keep it separate from other things.

Sell or Donate Old Things

Moving can be expensive between hiring a moving company, buying moving supplies, and taking the time off work. One way to offset the cost of moving and declutter is to sell some of your old possessions. Marketplace apps and sites like Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist are a great way to sell old stuff you no longer need.

Alternatively, local charities are always looking for donations of things like food and clothing. Consider putting together a donation bag of old things you do not need anymore.

Check Expiration Dates

When moving your pantry you should check all food items for their expiration date. Odds are you have a few old food items that are no longer good that you can manage without.

If you are planning a move, give Baymeadows Moving & Storage a call at 904-737-3530. Our professional full-service team of movers will help at every step of the moving process, from acquiring initial moving supplies to final unpacking.