We understand the urge to bring everything from your old home when moving, but it’s important to remember that moving is a great opportunity for decluttering.
If you have a tendency to hold onto things at your old home, why bring that same mindset to your new one? By letting go of things you don’t need, you’ll be doing yourself a favor in the long run.
Here are some items you should consider not bringing to your new home when you move.
When moving to a new home, it’s important to be mindful of the things you bring with you. One area that many people tend to overlook is items that have expiration dates.
This includes spices, condiments, medicine, and beauty products. While it may be tempting to hold onto these items because you love them or have a sentimental attachment to them, it’s important to consider the potential risks involved.
Expired items can be harmful or even fatal to your health, so it’s best to err on the side of caution and leave them behind during the move. Not only will this save you from potential health risks, but it will also save you the hassle and expense of having to replace them later on.
Additionally, decluttering these items can also free up valuable space in your new home.
Things That Could go Digital
Listen up, folks! It’s time to say goodbye to your physical copies of CDs, DVDs, paper documents, and photos.
I know, I know, it’s hard to let go of those memories, but trust me, it’s for the best. With the power of technology, we can now digitize all of those precious moments and store them on our devices.
So, grab a glass of wine, put on your favorite playlist, and get ready to rip, scan and donate those physical copies.
Yes, it may take a bit of effort and maybe even some cold hard cash, but let’s be real, it’s worth it for all the extra space in your new home.
Plus, you’ll be able to access those memories anytime, anywhere, and who doesn’t love a good walk down memory lane?
Rarely Worn Clothes
It can be tough to let go of those one-time-only items that hold sentimental value, but let’s face it, how often are you really going to wear that bridesmaid dress or that Halloween costume again?
Sure, it’s hard to part ways, but think of the space it’ll free up in your new home. And if you’re not quite ready to say goodbye forever, consider putting it in storage for the time being.
It’s a win-win situation, you keep the memories and you gain some extra square footage in your new pad.”
It’s easy to get caught up in the thrill of buying new gadgets and appliances, but the reality is, they often end up gathering dust in the back of our cabinets.
Before moving, take a hard look at the items you’ve purchased with good intentions but haven’t actually used.
If you haven’t pulled out that bread maker or juicer in months, it’s probably time to let it go and free up some space in your new home.
Things That Harbor Bad Memories
Are you still clinging to scraps of paper from your former flame? What about that shirt you wore for the one job interview that didn’t go so well?
Moving is the perfect opportunity to leave the past behind, so why not take this moment to bid farewell to all the things that remind you of the not-so-great times? You owe it to yourself to make a fresh start!
Forgotten Magazines or Books
Unless you’re planning to use your old magazines for arts and crafts, it may be time to say goodbye to that stack of three-year-old Entertainment Weekly magazines.
Get rid of them in a productive way by donating them to your local library! Before you do that though, you should check eBay sold listings to see if you might have stumbled upon a hidden treasure.
Donating your magazines and books to your local library is a great way to give back to your community and help others who may be in need of some interesting reading material. Plus, it’s the perfect way to declutter your home or office space.
Don’t take the things that you have borrowed from friends and neighbors to your new home intending to return them later. Odds are that you will be too far away or preoccupied with your new home to remember.
To avoid getting caught up in the hustle and bustle of the move, try designating a box for all items that need to be returned and take care of it before you start packing. Make sure you include a list of who the items belong to and get in touch with them to arrange a time to drop them off.
This will not only give you peace of mind but also help you to maintain the relationships you have with your family, friends, and neighbors.