Moving On: How You Should Handle Junk in the While Moving to Make Things Go as Smoothly as Possible

by | Jul 17, 2020 | Home Improvement

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: do not underestimate the scope of hidden junk in your home. When gearing up for a move, even the most organized people can forget to allow themselves enough time to organize and dispose of all the junk that will inevitably resurface. Trust us: one of the best things you can do to make your moving process easier is to anticipate that a significant portion of the process will consist of deciding what to keep and figuring out how to get rid of the things that don’t make the cut. Today, we’re going over how you should handle junk while moving, beginning to end, in order to make things go as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Let’s go ahead and get started.

Give Yourself Plenty of Time

If you’ve already estimated how long it’ll take you to move, tack on an extra day or two to dedicate entirely to dealing with junk. Moving isn’t as simple as tossing everything into boxes: it can – and often does – mean making some tough decisions about what’s coming with you into this next chapter of your life. The decision-making itself can add several hours to your moving process, and then there’s the time you’ll spend sorting and organizing the items you’ll be donating and tossing. It’s much better to have a little extra free time than to find yourself scrambling to get things done in the middle of your move. We strongly recommend adding on an extra day, if you can, to your moving timeline, and to expect that day to be dedicated to deciding what’s stuff and what’s junk.

Start with the Big Dogs

The beginning of your moving process is when you’ve got the highest reserves of patience and energy, which is precisely when you should dive into the most daunting parts of your home, stuff-wise: your garage, attic, storage closet, and any other sheds or big storage spaces. These are not only the most time-consuming; they’re also the spaces where you’re likely to find the most junk. Between old furniture that you may or may not ever use again, appliances that “probably” still work, and any number of other heavy-duty items whose time has come, you’ll have your hands full with your home’s storage spaces (figuratively and literally). Going through them first will give you a major sense of accomplishment and will probably make the rest of your move seem much easier by comparison.

Categorize Everything

The good old “Keep,” “Toss,” and “Donate” pile trick is a cliche for a reason: it works. Don’t give yourself room build up a pile of “maybe” items; that’ll just take up more time and energy than you have. Force yourself to be decisive about every single item you go through during your move. If you can’t think of the last time you used something – or of a time in which you’ll use it again for the foreseeable future – it’s not a keeper. If a well-loved item is damaged or worn down beyond usability, it belongs in the “toss” pile. These kinds of decisions can be difficult, but giving yourself three stringent categories to stick to will help you make them.

Call a Professional

Once you’ve put in the time and effort to sort through your junk, treat yourself to your favorite beverage, meal, or TV show. Then, call a professional junk removal service. Your move will be time-consuming enough: though you may not know this if you’ve never hauled junk before, it is risky, extremely time-consuming, and quite energy-draining. Dedicate your time and energy to the things that matter: your new home and the stuff you’ll actually be bringing into it. By calling in a professional junk removal service, you’ll make sure that your trash is disposed of as safely and efficiently as possible, with no sacrifice of your energy or time.
If you’re wondering how you should handle junk while moving, the answer is simple: stay organized, give yourself plenty of time, and don’t hesitate to call in a pro who will make the entire process exponentially easier. To get a free quote on your junk removal service, go ahead and contact us.

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