When getting ready to move, go through each room and categorize items into “must take”, “valuables”, “unwanted/unneeded” and “useless”. Start by sorting big items first, simply because they take up a lot of room and can make the sorting process seem less daunting.
Write down all of the items you need to take with you: family photos, your computer, that giant flat screen television you bought last week, etc. Then make a list of all valuables: if you have gold or silver investments, antiques, heirlooms not specific to your family, jewelry, etc. Take these two groups and, if they aren’t currently serving a purpose, box them up. You obviously don’t want to move your TV until the day of the move, but a box of gold coins can be put in storage for months and you’ll probably not notice.
Once you have all of your needs and valuables packed away, you can go through as sort between two options: useless and unneeded. Useless items are things like ripped clothes that you use for painting, used dog chew toys, anything broken or damaged, and anything that has your name on it that you absolutely don’t care about. These go off to the dump or recycling.
As for the more valuable things, like old sports equipment, collectors items, duplicate items, and gifts that you never really liked, garage sales or online sales like Craigslist and eBay are always an option and a great way to make some extra money to offset the cost of the move. Prescott Maid to Order encourages you to donate any newspapers, clothes, and glasses that you may have lying around to either the Lion’s Club or to another reputable charity organization, because the amount of impact a pair of gently used pants can make is incredible. Anything that doesn’t sell at your garage sale that is still worth having can be donated to a thrift shop like the DAV in the Prescott Area or any Goodwill nationwide. There are many impactful things that you can do with your used items that may not get you any spare cash but can really help out others.
If you still have unwanted items left over after all of this, or if you don’t have time to go to the dump, consider calling Prescott Maid to Order. We offer junk and trash cleanup services, as well as home cleaning services that can make your home shine for when the new owners come to look or buy. We can be reached at 928-899-8518 or you can visit our website at http://www.prescottmaidtoorder.com
If you’ve lived in the same place for a couple years, chances are you have a bunch of stuff you don’t need. If you are moving soon, all of this stuff can be really difficult to haul off to your new place, especially if you are downsizing. Prescott Maid to Order does offer junk haul off in Prescott, however here is a few suggestions to help you get rid of some stuff, and maybe even make a little money doing it before resorting to hiring someone to take it the dump. Here are a few times for getting rid of all of your unneeded stuff.