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Moving can be an overwhelming process, and deciding what to take with you and what to leave behind can be a daunting task. While it’s essential to pack items that will make your new place feel like home, there are certain things that you should consider leaving behind or disposing of before the move. Let’s take a look at these items.

1. Old Furniture

Moving offers a great opportunity to evaluate your furniture. Ask yourself if that old couch or the worn-out dining table is worth the cost and effort of moving. It might be better to sell or donate these items before moving and then invest in new furniture that suits your new home.

2. Unused Items

We all have items in our homes that we haven’t used in years. If you haven’t used it in the last year, chances are you won’t use it in the future. This includes old clothes, outdated electronics, or duplicate household items. Donating, selling, or recycling these items can reduce the load you have to move.

3. Hazardous Materials

Some items are hazardous and shouldn’t be packed when moving. These include flammables like propane tanks, aerosol cans, or paint thinners. Check with your moving company for a list of items they won’t transport due to safety reasons.

4. Perishable Food

Perishable food items like fresh produce, dairy products, or open food containers are best consumed or disposed of before moving. They can spoil and make a mess during the move. Consider planning your meals leading up to your move to avoid food waste.

5. Sentimental Items

While it may seem counterintuitive, it’s often best to keep particularly precious items, such as important documents, jewelry, and family heirlooms, with you rather than packing them with the rest of your household goods. This way, you can ensure they are safe and secure.

Decluttering before you move can save you time, money, and stress. Take the time to sort through your belongings and make thoughtful decisions about what to pack. Remember, your new home is a fresh start, and you want to fill it with items that bring you joy and serve a purpose.

If you want to make your move fast and easy, contact Smartpackngo. We provide stackable, lightweight, and eco-friendly moving bins for every budget. We deliver the bins to your door and then pick them up after you unpack at your new location. From bins to zip-ties, dollies, moving blankets, and more, Smartpackngo has you covered. Contact us today to an estimate.