You need to take stock of your household items before moving day. That way, when you are moving house you will know what to pack up to take with you and what you should already have gotten rid of.
If you start at the last minute you could find yourself feeling overwhelmed during the packing process. Plus, why would you want to put all that effort into packing things you don’t want? On top of that, you would end up paying your professional Toronto movers more than you need to just so they can load up items you don’t even want to keep.
By going through your items before moving day you’ll be able to take your time in deciding what you want to keep, throw away or donate.
Throw away the junk before moving house
The first step is to get rid of the junk. Throw out things that don’t work or that are broken. Go through your old papers to decide what is useful and what is useless. There’s no point in getting broken furniture ready for the movers and you don’t need decades old receipts for items you don’t own anymore.
Sell old items before you move house
You want to start this process months before moving day. Selling things can take time and you don’t want to take these things with you. They are just going to clutter up your new home.
There are several sites you can use to get rid of your old household items. Take a look at eBay, Kijiji or Craigslist. You might even want to put an ad in the paper though this could cost more money. Take a look at what similar items are selling for and it will give you a better sense of what you could charge for what you want to sell.
If you are looking to sell your items quickly, you might want to offer a better deal than the other sellers. This could lead to more calls. It’s also a good idea to leave some haggle room, people love to feel like they are getting a deal and there is no better way to do this than to let them feel they were able to get the price down from your original offer.
Another good alternative, especially if you are not moving in winter, is to set up a yard sale. You’ll likely get a little less for your household items if you sell them this way compared to online but if you’re in a hurry this can be a fantastic option.
Donating items before moving day
There are also options that you can use when it comes to donating items you want to get rid of. If you consider donating to thrift stores you’ll not just be getting rid of items you don’t want but also contributing to charity. Most of these stores are set up with charity in mind.
You should also think about offering up some of the items to family and friends who may want or need what you are getting rid of.
Keep all of these things in mind before moving day and you’ll be ready to start planning a move. You’ll save money in the long run. Just remember to start in advance of the time you want to be moving house.