The most difficult part to moving is deciding what to keep and packing up a household. If you’ve been in your current home for several years, your family has probably accumulated books, clothes, toys, and household goods that you no longer need or want. Here are some tips for sorting through the belongings that you’ve gathered and getting them ready for moving day.
Sorting Through Items
Instead of piling everything you own into boxes, take time to sort through clothing, books, DVDs, CDs, small appliances, and your personal items to decide what to keep, recycle, throw out, give to charity, and sell. The easiest way to do this is to go room by room and create piles for what to do with the items in each room.
Selling personal belongings and household items in good condition can help you earn some money. However, if you don’t want to bother with a garage sale, you might be able to gather the books, DVDs, CDs, small appliances, tools, and other items you don’t want and sell them at book or pawn shops. You can also donate these items, along with clothing, to charities or thrift shops.
Check the Condition
Before giving items away to charity, check their condition to make sure that electronics or electrical items work and that the books, clothing, and other items are in good condition. If there are holes or broken pieces or the electronics or appliances don’t work, recycle what you can and toss out what you can’t. To reduce waste, try to recycle as much of your unwanted and unusable items that you can.
Recycling Household Goods
As you sort through your house and garage, you’ll probably end up with a large recyclables pile because items may not work or they may be broken. You may also have household chemicals, paint, and automobile fluids that you’ve found in the garage. Take recyclables to the proper facilities because some items such as older electronics, pesticides, motor oil, old paint, and tyres shouldn’t be put in landfills.
After sorting through and disposing of everything you don’t want, you can start packing the items you plan to take to the new house. Pack items by room so that items don’t get mixed up and make unpacking more time consuming. Use sturdy boxes, which can be bought from removalists in Western Sydney from Bill Removalists Sydney, and use a marker to identify which rooms the boxes should go in.
Clearly identifying the boxes will make unpacking quick and easy and you won’t find the kitchen supplies in your child’s bedroom. Secure the boxes with packing tape across the tops and bottoms of the boxes to strengthen them so that nothing falls out and breaks. To order supplies and get other advice about moving, you can contact companies like Bill Removalists Sydney for help.
With these tips, sorting through and packing the things you wish to keep will be quicker and easier on you and the entire family. The removalists can get you quickly moved so you can start enjoying your new home.