What should you do with your Excess Belongings While you Move?

By Brittney Lockett

When you are moving out of state or just up the street, having an abundance of belongings can be an enormous problem. In such situations, research and preparation is vital if you plan to have a successful move. So, if you can’t take all of your possessions with you to your new home, what are you going to do with them? If you decide you cannot part with them, where and how are you going to store them? These are questions that clearly need answers and fast!

Have a Garage Sell. This may seem like a cliché answer, but this works for a number of reasons.  Not only will you be able to lighten your load, but you will also be able to make some extra cash on the side. Truth be told, anyone who is moving to a new house can use all the extra money they can get their hands on. Once you sell those items you thought you could never live without, I promise you will not think twice about them. Chances are, when you get so busy with settling into your new home you will forget all about them.  You will be surprised at how successful a well-planned garage sale can turn out.

Depend on your family and friends. If you are trying to save a few bucks on your move and purchasing a storage facility is not in your budget, this could be your best option. By asking people close to you to store your possessions you are not only saving money, but you can have a greater peace of mind knowing that your things are secure. Hopefully for you, they really love you because this is kind of a tall order to ask.

Purchase a Storage Facility. This is usually the most common option people choose. If money isn’t an option then go for it. However, make sure you properly research the storage facilities before you decide to conduct business with them. You need to ask them question such as are their facilities secure, will your belongings be protected during harsh weather conditions, and if something happens to your possessions will you be compensated for your loss? It is imperative to be properly educated about what you are getting yourself into. Always proceed with caution. You can never be too careful.

Throw Things away. This may seem a bit harsh, but chances are you do not need half of the things you have this unnatural attraction to. Letting go of old or unused items helps you make room for bigger and better things. A new home symbolizes a fresh start. What better way to begin a new life than with less clutter. You will appreciate this tip later.

Trying to find the perfect storage solution for you and your family may take a little time. The best thing to do is decide what you can and can’t live without. Once you have done that, it is easier to make the best choice for everyone involved.


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