When preparing for a move, it can be hard to choose what to keep and what to let go of. Consider how replaceable each item is, how often you use it, and how much it may be worth to other people. For the items you do decide to get rid of, consider donating to charities or gifting to friends or family before resorting to just hrowing them away. Have trouble knowing where to start? 

Here’s a list of nine items to consider leaving behind:

  1. Clothing

Moving is a great opportunity to go through your wardrobe. Clothing can take up a lot of space in boxes and in your moving trucks through A. Arnold Moving, so this is a great way to conserve some space. Take the time to consider each item. When was the last time you wore it? Are you moving from one weather climate to another that reduces the need for some items? 

  1. Bulky Items

Books, DVDs, CDs, and other media also take up a lot of space when packing. Electronics like old computers and accessories are other examples of bulky items that can probably be donated or sold in a garage sale.

  1. Papers

Some documents you’ll have to always keep – marriage licenses, birth certificates, and tax documents. But less important paper records like paid invoices, ads, old magazines, and junk mail are just an unnecessary source of extra weight. Consider recycling them, or if you still want to keep a copy, scan them onto your computer.

  1. Bathroom Items

Most of what is filling your bathroom drawers and cabinets is probably out of date or easily replaceable. If you find expired medications, make sure to dispose of them safely.

  1. Old Furniture

Although it may be harder to let go of furniture items you’ve had for years, moving is the perfect opportunity to start fresh and try a new style. Furniture can be bulky and heavy to transport, so donating or selling a few larger items can make your move a lot easier. Also, fragile items can be safely transported with the help of the best movers in Kansas City.

  1. Garage Junk

Similar to bathroom cabinets, your garage probably accumulates quite a bit of unnecessary “stuff.” If you find yourself throwing away chemicals like insecticides, fertilizer, or car maintenance items, be sure to dispose of them safely.

  1. Appliances

Many times, a new home means new appliances. If you’ll be moving on to a new washer & dryer, refrigerator, or other large kitchen appliances, you’ll need to do something with your old ones. Check around for local charities that would be willing to come to pick them up. Or post them to an online selling platform like Facebook Marketplace or Letgo.

  1. Household Items

As you begin the packing process, take a long, hard look at what you actually use and what has just been collecting dust. If you find that there are a lot of items you don’t actually need, consider holding a garage sale to make a little extra cash in the process of decluttering.

  1. Bedding

When was the last time you bought new sheets or bedding? Chances are you probably have some pretty old sheet sets, duvets, and pillows. Besides, isn’t moving into a new home a great reason to get new bedding?  Lighten a load of your move by starting fresh when you get settled into your new home with the help of A. Arnold Moving.