Moving to a new home is an exciting affair, but it can also be a stressful process. The professional movers at M. Dyer & Sons understand the hassles associated with a big move, and they'd like to ease your journey by offering some advice. According to the Honolulu experts, one of the easiest ways to avoid unnecessary moving stresses is to clean out unwanted items before you move.
Some areas of the home tend to collect more unwanted items than others. Here are the top three offenders that you should clean out before your move:
- Closet: It's easy to hold on to clothes with the intention of wearing them, but then never actually getting around to it. Beat this tendency with this rule of thumb; if you haven't worn it in the last year, get rid of it. Once you've gone through it once, leave it for a week, and go through all your remaining items one more time just to make sure that you get them all.
- Junk Drawer: We all have that one drawer where we hide things that don't belong anywhere else. This is your opportunity to finally get rid of it before you move into your new home. Start by dumping out all of the items from the drawer, and go through them piece by piece. If it's not useful anymore, get rid of it. If it's something you still need, try to find a place for it with similar items.
- Pantry: Most of us stock up on non-perishable items to have on hand in case we need them. Unfortunately, many of these items sit in the pantry for months or even years without being used. Go through your pantry and discard all canned goods that have sat on the shelf for more than six months. This will also allow you to take inventory of what you do and don't need on your next shopping trip.
Instead of throwing away unwanted items, consider donating them to your local charity. M. Dyer & Sons is happy to collect your excess canned goods as they help you move, or you can drop your extra food items off at their office year round. They work closely with the Move for Hunger movement by donating unwanted non-perishables to assist families in need.
Now that you've gotten rid of your unwanted items, it's time for your move. M. Dyer & Sons has successfully helped families in relocating to Honolulu and the surrounding areas for nearly 50 years. These professional movers take care of the entire moving process, including packing your items. Give them a call at (808)456-4200 for a free quote, and check out their full list of moving services on their website.