Choosing What Gets Packed And What Gets Discarded

Choosing What Gets Packed And What Gets Discarded

This may sound easy but it is in reality rather tricky. This is because of the sentimental attachment we have with the items in our homes. Think about that washing machine, which you no longer use, that is in your basement – you saved for more than a year to buy it; how do you just get rid of it. Or that study table that was yours as a teenager – how do you let go of all the memories associated with it? These are some of the issues you will find yourself dealing with when it’s time to make that move and you have to decide what the moving company will carry or leave.

 

 

So how do you decide? Here are some ideas:

Make a clear list of the items

Take a pen and paper then walk around your home, room-to-room making an inventory of the items therein. In each room, look at the items that have not used in a while and jot that down. Next to that item, mark whether you want to donate or sell.

Separate the items

For each room, get two big cartons, label one ‘Yes’ and the other ‘No.’ Using the list you made, start putting in the items. Whatever is going with you goes into the ‘Yes’ what’s remaining goes into the ‘No’ carton.

Reduce the number of those packing

The fewer you are, the easier it is to make a decision. Allow your loved ones to pick what they need way before the packing and give a deadline for such. Then, with the assistance of just one other person, separate the items into the two boxes and seal them.


A-1 Auto Transport, Inc. can help you move your household goods nationwide. Call 888-509-3213 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote on interstate moving services.


Give yourself breaks but remain focused

Productivity levels go high when the body is allowed to rest amidst an obligation. Don’t pack from morning to evening without taking time for tea and lunch breaks. You will realize minimal mistakes when you rest in between tasks. When you take your break, you should however, remain focused so that you get back to the business at hand immediately.

Choose quality over quantity

Sometimes you will be tempted to move everything because after all, you got it at a cost. Suppress such thoughts by asking yourself leading questions: What value does this thing bring and is it dispensable? This allows you to analyze whatever you choose and will reduce the overall volume and weight.

Consider your budget

Whatever you feel tempted to keep consider how much weight it will add to your luggage. Also find out if you can make some money from selling it. See which of the two options is more appealing to you.

Choosing to discard or keep an item requires you to be decisive. Choose value and not quantity. Get as many options for disposing that come with monetary gain; it will make the process easier when you feel that you are gaining, not losing. You do not have to ship all that clutter when you have a bagful of options.

Move With A-1 Auto Today

Get an Instant Free Quote Now

Or call us today at 1-888-509-3213 and speak to directly to our sales team!