Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Benefiting From Declutter While Relocating
Guest Blogger: Eveleene Salt
One plus point of moving you can use to your advantage is getting your house clutter organized. Normally there is no attempt or time to sort unused trash or refuge. But relocation makes it a necessity for you to declutter. There are three benefits for doing it:-
1. One, it helps you to filter usable items from ones which can’t be used.
2. You could earn some bucks by selling junk or organizing a sale.
3. Second, it will be economical and money savior when you hire packer and movers services. It reduces the weight and loading, and packing efforts for you.
How To Start With Decluttering
Garage First – It makes some sense to start with the most messed up corner of your house. Hire packer and movers to take care of packing, loading and unloading. You can utilize this time sorting the junk in your garage. Some of it can have resalable value. Run a word in your neighborhood about the sale you would be hosting and you could earn a good sum.
Cleaning the Wardrobe – Next most heavily stuffed part in your house is the wardrobe section containing clothes and related accessories. More often the stuff here is old and not in use. The most recent and favorite ones can be packed for relocation, while the old ones can be either donated or sold.
Selling Online – Online selling has scope for anything right from appliances, toys, to kitchen ware. Once you have listed and separated salable things from junk, you can auction it online. But please use the online option safely over trusted sites. As some tips for online selling, try to include brand name (if available) for your items, be as specific in your title as possible. Also be honest about the condition, state, make and description of your item.
Donate If Possible – There are a lot of books, magazines, CD’s and electronics that can be donated. While relocating, extra books become a burden and keeping them is of no use. So you can extend your reads to someone less privileged and help them. Other things which can be donated include clothing, toys, bedding, kitchen supplies, furniture, computers, specialty items and electronics. Remember donating you stuff is a far better use of it than throwing it off.
Incentive For Environment – You have to deal with a lot inconvenience while traveling, but that is no excuse to ignore environment. Relocation adds a lot of waste and refuge to environment, so consider making your relocation as green as possible. Take care that all the moving material, i.e. boxes, plastic bags etc are recyclable. Ask your hired packer and movers to use recyclable material. Dispose of the garbage after packing properly, don’t litter.