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Decluttering Tips: Items to Get Rid of Before Moving

You don’t need to pack all the things that you own and move them to your new house. Before you call our moving company in Rancho Palos Verdes for an in-person inspection, you should make sure that you got rid of the things you don’t want to pack. 

Moving Company in Rancho Palos Verdes Recommends Decreasing the Weight of Your Stuff 

Most people have several things stored in their houses. Unfortunately, most of these things aren’t useful anymore. Keep in mind that if you move every stuff that you own in your old house, it would greatly affect the overall cost of your move. Now, to reduce the weight of your stuff, you need to get rid of some of it. One way to do that is to donate them. 

Donate Shoes or Clothing 

You can choose to donate your clothing and shoes that you don’t wear anymore. If they no longer bring you joy, then you should get rid of them before you pack your stuff. Donate the dress or pairs of jeans that have been sitting in your closet for many years. You won’t wear them anymore. If you don’t want to donate them to charity, you may give them to a friend or sell them on eBay. When you sell your unused stuff, you can earn money that you can use for your next move. 

Get Rid of Paint Containers

They don’t have a place in your new house. Throw them away. Even if there’s still liquid paint left in the can, it’s still a moving nightmare. Liquids can be messy. Chances for these cans of paint to spill are likely. Purge them first before you start packing your things. 

Give Away Your Unread Books

If you collect books, it can be difficult to part ways with those books that you thought you would read someday but you never did. Unfortunately, books can make boxes heavy. They can easily drive up the moving price, especially if you go for a long-distance move. Furthermore, the cost can further rise if you choose full-serving packing. Why not just give them away? Donate them to a school, a public library or give them to your friends. Or you can sell them online. 

Purge Your Medicine Cabinet 

Moving is the ideal time to clean out your medicine cabinet. It’s likely that you still have expired medicines and vitamins. You can’t take them or sell them online. Keep in mind that if drugs go past their expiration dates, they can no longer treat the illness that they are supposed to treat. Worse, expired medicines can poison your body. So, throw them out. 

Throw Away Your Cups and Mugs 

It doesn’t mean throwing them into a garbage bin. Rather, you may include them in your moving or yard sale. 


You may also give them to your friends or donate them to charity. Other people can still benefit from them. 


After you have done downsizing your house, it’s time to call our moving company Rancho Palos Verdes to schedule your moving day: (888) 693-9080


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