Many people don’t realize how much stuff they own until they move. Clutter, unused items, and other junk can be a serious hindrance throughout the moving process, and the last thing you want to deal with at your new home is unwanted items while you’re setting up. Rather than cramming these items into storage, consider letting them go. You’ll find there are many advantages to downsizing and that you and the movers will have a much easier time.
Advantages of Downsizing Before a Move
1. Creating Space
Packing requires space and organization. Working your way around extra items can make it more difficult. Before you begin, go through your belongings—especially things in storage—and determine what can go. Reducing excess clutter will free up space for you and movers to navigate freely around your home, speeding up the packing and moving process.
2. Saving Money
Moving companies often factor in how many items you're moving when they quote a price. By decluttering, you’re cutting down on the quantity, saving valuable money that can be spent furnishing your new place. Additionally, if you don’t use certain kitchen appliances or furniture, sell them for additional cash flow to help pay for moving costs.
3. Reduced Stress
Overall, you want the moving process to go as smoothly as possible. By downsizing, you’ll reduce the time and effort required to relocate your items, leaving you time to focus on what’s important and what you care about. At your new home, you can devote the extra time to organizing and unpacking.
To make the moving process easier, turn to the team at Carlton Movers. Located in Cincinnati, OH, they serve 13 different states, and their movers offer packing, transportation, and unloading services to their clients. They can handle both commercial and residential jobs and carry all the packing supplies you need. Call (513) 579-0007 to schedule a move, and visit their website to learn more about the company.