We all love a good spring cleaning don’t we? Well, maybe not always. For one, cleaning out your entire home can be a lot of work, and it’s often hard to let go of things. However, if you’ll be moving this spring or summer, now might be a good time to lighten your load by getting rid of unnecessary clutter.
Benefits of a Pre-Move Purge
We so easily become attached to our possessions, and there is always room for the nostalgic. Even so, if there are things hidden away because you “never know when you’ll need it,” then now might be time to evaluate your priorities. Ridding your home of extra “stuff” that’s built up over the years is a great way to kick-off your moving preparations. Here’s why:
You’ll Save Money on Moving Costs
Did you know that the average long-distance move can cost between $2,000-$5,000? This cost is largely based on the amount and weight of items being moved. Do you really want to keep those bulky pieces of furniture you’ve been planning to re-purpose for the last several months? When faced with the expense of moving, many homeowners start looking for ways to cut costs, so why not start now?
Less to Move Equals Less Stress
Fewer items means less to pack, less to load, and simpler set-up once you arrive at your new home. If you’re doing a lot of packing and loading yourself, you’ll be glad you got rid of a few things beforehand. It’s not uncommon for people to decide that it’s just not worth it to take everything from their closet and garage once moving day arrives. It might be best to a void those in-the-move-moment stressors by making these choices beforehand.
Making a Few Dollars Can’t Hurt
Once you’ve done the hard part and decided what goes with you and what stays, now you have to decide what to do with all the junk you’re throwing away. Maybe some of these items are duplicates, things you’ve outgrown, or collector’s items you just don’t need. If your trash might be another man’s treasure, it doesn’t hurt to make a few dollars by selling items online or having a pre-move garage sell. If you’re feeling generous, consider donating your items to Goodwill, the Salvation Army, or local churches.
We Make South Florida Moving Simple and Affordable!
Spring cleaning might make moving much simpler. However, there’s still a lot to be done, so why not hire someone to help? After-all, once you’ve lightened the load and made some money, you might be able to afford professional moving services! For full-service South Florida residential moving and storage that’s affordable, efficient, and managed by locals you can trust, contact Bekins of South Florida for a free, no-obligation moving estimate!