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How to Sort and Get Rid of Stuff Before You Move

Get Rid of Unwanted Stuff

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The upside of moving is that it forces you to make a clean sweep of the house, getting rid of items that you no longer use or need. I think it's the reason why our family tends to have only the bare minimum around our house; with so many moves, it's cheaper and easier if there's less to pack and less to load onto a moving truck.

Decide What Should Stay and What Should Go

Before moving, it's a good idea to sort through your things so you don't end up moving stuff that you don't need and have never really used. Not only will it save you time in packing and unpacking, but it will also save you money; the more stuff you have to move, the more expensive it will be.

Clear Out the Closets

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Remember, you're moving and it's time to throw open that door and unveil exactly what you've been keeping in that room or closet...so roll up your sleeves and get ready to sort and pack!

How to Organize a Garage Sale

Yard Sale Sign
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f you're like most people, you can't resist a garage sale. There's something about going through someone else's stuff or maybe it's the hunt, the hunt for a bargain. No matter what the reason, garage sales are a great way get rid of some stuff - to lighten your move - and make some money, money that can be used to haul the rest of your stuff to your new home.

How to Sell Your Stuff Online

Sell Stuff Online
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If you don't have time or the resources to host a garage sale, then selling your things online might just be the way to go. Everything from clothes to appliances to kids toys and more can all be sold with just the click of a mouse - it's that easy.

Where to Donate or Sell Your Stuff

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Once you've allocated the items for donation, make sure that each piece can be used, that it's in good condition and that it's been well cleaned. Next, make a list of all the items you have, then use this guide to determine where you might take those extra household items.

What Can be Recycled?

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Moving can not only be hard on you, but it can also add a lot of waste to the environment. When you're planning your move, make sure you take into consideration the time and effort of properly disposing of items and try to choose packing products that can be recycled.
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