Moving Your Home? Things You Should Consider Leaving Behind

Half-empty rooms, labeled boxes, half-worried and half-excited faces, and a lot of commotion. Sounds like a typical scene of moving home? Well, while there is a lot to look forward to when moving home (think of space planning, exciting DIY projects, and meeting new neighbors), the process preceding it may give frowns to the forehead (think of decluttering, listing, appraisal, packing, and shifting). 

Decluttering constitutes one of the longest and tedious steps of the moving out process. What makes it more difficult is deciding what to keep and what to discard. To help you in this respect, we have created a list of things that you should not carry while moving your home. 

Here is your room-by-room declutter checklist. Take a look. 

Kitchen 

Decluttering the kitchen is a humongous task. If you believe in delaying gratification, start your decluttering project with your kitchen. 

  • Unused appliances: If you haven’t used a kitchen appliance for years, you may not use it for many years to come. So, it’s better to get rid of it. 
  • Old utensils: Old utensils do nothing more than thronging your cabinets and crockery units. Wouldn’t it be better to donate them to someone who needs them? 
  • Scratched, stained, or burnt pots and pans: They aren’t aesthetic and need replacement. Do away with them when moving. 
  • Expired food: All the sauce bottles, jam jars, and little condiments lying in your pantry, if inedible, should go in the bin. 

Living Room 

It wouldn’t be wrong to say that decluttering a living room is easier than other rooms. Despite what has just been said, you can’t afford to be reckless while decluttering it for a move. Here is everything that does not belong to your new house- 

  • Damaged furniture: Moving old furniture will cost you more, and it may not complement your new home. 
  • DVD player, DVDs, and CDs: Do you think, in the times of OTT services, you will require your CDs and DVDs? 
  • Television set: If you are using the old TV set, it is better to toss the box in the garbage and get a new one for your new home. 
  • Wall art: Unless it is very expensive or a precious gift from someone very special, taking old artwork doesn’t make sense. 
  • Rugs: You might want to buy new rugs going with your new space’s color scheme and décor. Then, what’s the point of crowing your new space with old rugs?
  • Old artifacts: Carry the souvenirs you collected during your travel over the years. Old and damaged artifacts should better be left behind. 

Bathroom 

Cleaning a bathroom is easier said than done. These tips might help you. 

  • Bath mats: If you have been using the same bath mats for years or they have gone grim, throw them. 
  • Old towels: Old towels don’t work effectively. They don’t dry you and become home to germs. Better replace them. 
  • Old toiletries: Use as much shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, and lotion as possible before moving home, so you won’t have to carry an extra bag while moving. 
  • Cleaning supplies: It is not sanitary to move your old broom, mop, or toilet plunger when moving home. Even your old drain stoppers should stay where they are. 

Takeaway

If you have a tough time deciding what to toss and what to keep, go with the items you need in your new home and are easy and inexpensive to move. If you haven’t used that item in the past one year or if it requires repair, steer clear from carrying it to your new home. Also, before you take anything along, make a mental note of the place where it will go. If you don’t have enough room for it in your new home, don’t take it along. 

Reach out for junk removal in Marietta to take away all the junk. Find a charitable organization to donate things that can be used. 

We hope these tips will help you declutter wisely while shifting your home.

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