Moving? Move a Little Less With These Tips
What is it about moving that makes us hate the process? Could it be what feels like endless packing? Managing to lose things along the way? Is it lugging that old couch down flights of stairs? Whatever it is, the idea of moving personal items is universally loathed no matter where you’re from. If only it could be done with the snap of a finger! Fortunately there are ways to make this tedious task much, much easier. Make this your only moment of procrastination as you read through some tips to alleviate the moving madness:
1. Garage Sale/Craigslist
Take a good look around your room. See anything worth selling? A garage sale is an easy ways to get rid of unwanted items and make some bonus cash (to put towards your move, of course). Garage sales on a sunny day can make the difference between carrying that old oak table across the country with you and giving it the kiss goodbye. If you’re moving when the weather isn’t cooperative, you can put up your items on sites like Craigslist, eBay, or even Facebook. Millions of people are on these sites everyday looking for their next great find. The only cost to you is time—unlike a garage sale, sales here might take some time and you’ll have to coordinate schedules with the buyer.
Maybe your move can come with a side of good. Donating clothing, furniture, or any other items that are in a decent condition could help someone else in need. Not only does it reduce the amount of things you have to move, it can make a difference in someone else’s life. There are tons of organizations and charities always looking for help in any way possible. Some organizations may even pick up your items for you! Check out your local charities to find out more information.
Sometimes some items are just too precious to part with. Fortunately, you can rent a storage unit to store your extra items. Storage units are great for people who are moving into apartments and condos or already live in small quarters and are looking to shift some things around. Storage units come in many sizes and include monthly rental fees and insurance fees in case of an accident. Do your research and you will find the right storage space in Montreal, or any other city.
Sometimes it takes a move to realize that that item you let sit in a state of disrepair is due for a replacement. Dilapidated, worn out items deserve only one spot at the end of their life—the landfill. This is your last resort. Give your items a good assessment. If you can’t sell them off and it isn’t worthy of donation, throw it out. This is a surprisingly difficult option for some people, especially those with items of sentimental value. It’s ultimately your choice what you choose to part with.
Heed these tips for your next move and make it a smoother process. Good luck!