How Decluttering Can Make Your Move Simple And Cheaper
Ask anybody who has ever moved before for tips to make your move easier and almost every single one of them will mention decluttering. This is one of those things that will make your life easier as you plan for and make the move to your new home.
Even moving companies will tell you that decluttering always brings benefits to you during the moving process. This is because it is the one thing that has a direct impact on almost every aspect of your move. It makes the move cheaper, faster and the process of packing and unpacking becomes easier.
Here are some benefits of decluttering:
You get to save money
Moving companies use three things to determine the cost of your move. First, they consider the distance that will need to be travelled before you get to your new home. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do to shorten the distance.
Then they consider the weight of the shipment; the heavier it is, the more you will need to pay for the move. This is where decluttering comes in; if you are able to get rid of the heavy items that you no longer need, you will be able to significantly cut the weight of the shipment.
Finally, they also consider the volume of the items that you are shipping. So even if they are not very heavy, the items that occupy large spaces can also increase your shipping charge. This can also be lowered by decluttering.
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You make space for the items that you really need in your new home
This is going to be a big advantage if you are moving to a smaller home. You will need to make sure that every space is used efficiently and there is no better way of doing this than by eliminating all the items that you no longer need.
Packing and unpacking becomes easy
With the bulk of things that you never use put away, you will only be packing a few items that you can’t do without. This means that you will do it faster, and once you arrive at your new home the unpacking process will also be faster.
You get to help someone in need
Your old clothes and furniture could be useless to you, but someone out there needs them to survive. When you donate them, you will help make someone’s life better, while at the same time making your life easier. You also get to enjoy the following health benefits that come with decluttering.
There is no way around this; just get rid of the things you don’t need and you will be sure to enjoy a simple moving process that is cheap and short. You won’t have to leave items in boxes for months in your new home because you can’t figure out where you should place them. You will also enjoy huge savings when you call the moving company only after you have removed everything that you don’t need.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
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