Declutter Your Home Before Moving

Anytime you start packing before moving, you’ve likely been amazed at just how much stuff you keep around.  First of all, you probably have items that you don’t even use lying around. Secondly, do you really need that tenth hairbrush you have?

The old sweater that you don’t wear anymore could use a new home. Furthermore, those old books that you don’t want anymore? They might be better served on the shelves of a library or school.

When you declutter your home, it saves you the trouble of needing to pack something you don’t use, reducing the amount of time you need to pack on your big day, and helps old items find new homes in a place where they will be used again.

Let’s take a look at places you could take your old things.a

Thrift Stores and Non-Profit Stores

Great for almost everything, these stores will accept clothing, furniture, bedding, kitchen supplies, toys, and electronics. You might know these places as somewhere like Salvation Army or Good Will. Not only will these places take stuff off your hands, but they will work to make sure that your things will end up somewhere useful, such as shelters that need clothing and supplies.

Used Bookstores

For your old books that you no longer need, used bookstores are a great place to go. Most will take slightly-worn books, and often will give you a bit of cash in exchange. It’s a great place to leave your books, which will likely find a new home somewhere else, where they can also be appreciated in the future.

Shelters and Support Agencies

Most household items can be of use to these places, who work with individuals to help get them back on their feet. While your things may no longer be used by you, maybe it can be a lifesaver for those who currently don’t have enough. To see which shelters are around you, check your local directory for community organizations that need donations.

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