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4 Tips to Decide What to Keep & What to Donate When Moving December 7, 2018

Pearl City, Ewa
4 Tips to Decide What to Keep & What to Donate When Moving, Ewa, Hawaii

In addition to working with a moving company, sorting your belongings while you pack will streamline the relocation process. Going through your belongings and deciding what to keep and what to donate or give away to family and friends will cut down packing time and supplies. Use the following tips to help decide what to get rid of and what to bring along to your new home.

4 Pre-Move Sorting Tips

1. Think About the Item’s Value

Research an antique or vintage item’s worth by looking it up on eBay and collector sites. If it is not worth selling and you are not attached to it, donate the item or see if family, friends, co-workers, or neighbors are interested.

2. Consider the Sentiment

movingBelongings with special sentiment are worth keeping unless they are deteriorating or in a poor or hazardous condition. You may want to invest in special protective containers like glass display cases to install in your new home if you intend to keep aging items.

3. Ask Yourself If Someone Else Will Appreciate It

Whenever you are unsure about an item of little value or sentiment, ask yourself if someone else will appreciate it more, such as stuffed toys children will love. As a rule of thumb, donate or give away items you haven’t used in more than a year, such as clothing.

4. Take Breaks

Taking breaks from sorting gives you the opportunity to reflect, so you don’t end up regretting your donations. Keep a “maybe” box to house those items you’re on the fence about. As long as you give yourself plenty of time to sort before moving day, you won’t need to make frantic decisions.


Expedite moving day further by working with M. Dyer & Sons, the Pearl City, HI-based company proudly serving Honolulu, Kaneohe, Kailua, and the rest of Oahu. If you have canned goods or non-perishables you don’t want to move, their team will be happy to pass them on to their partner Move For Hunger. Schedule your move today by calling (808) 456-4200, or visit the team online to learn more about their services, including mainland and international relocation. You can also like the movers on Facebook for additional tips.

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