When you decide to call the removalists in, you have to pack every single thing in the house. However there are always some things that you don’t really need.
These are things that may once have been useful, or that you really liked, but now your lifestyle has changed and you never use them. Rather than just carting them around and allowing them to clutter up your storage space, why not get rid of them?
Most of us can do without a lot of the stuff stored in the cupboards. Old craft or hobbies, sports equipment we no longer play with, toys the children have outgrown and even that old vase you got for a wedding present and always hated, can all go to the recycling centre.
Give it to a friend
It is much easier to pack up a home when it is not cluttered with things that are of no use to you. And knowing that someone else can take them home and love them eases the pain of parting with them. Very often, friends might well be delighted with that picture you no longer want, or some toys that her younger children could well make use of.
Have a garage sale
If none of your friends wants what you have to get rid of, consider having a garage sale. All you need to do is advertise, get all the stuff together in one place like the garage or front lawn and set up a table from which to sell it. You can get the whole family involved to help you with this and you’ll have fun doing it. Add in some clothes you no longer love wearing or that don’t fit anyone and you’ll have even less to pack.