Things Not to Bring When Moving Cross Country
Learn about the things that you need to ditch when moving to the other side of the country. Check out this article now!
Moving from one house to another is a stressful proposition, especially when the distance is tens or hundreds of miles. It is not practical to buy new stuff, but it is not logical to pack everything you own.
For starters, full-service cross-country movers attest that there are items that must not be brought during road trips. Hazardous products, such as pesticides and fuels, and perishable goods are some of the things you should include in your list of non-allowables.
On the other hand, there are things that you can but should not bring with you when moving from one state to another. Here are the five main categories of these items:
1. Broken Appliances and Electronics
More often than not, it is better to toss a worn-out toaster, washing machine, TV, and computer when moving.
Unless you can get your malfunctioning appliance or gadget repaired before relocation, broken bulky items are dead weights. Deciding to transport them only inflates your overall moving costs. They need to be packed, to be allotted some space, and to be loaded and unloaded.
2. Old Clothes
If you watch “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” on Netflix, you will know that you probably have tons of unused clothes hidden in your closet. Perhaps you no longer remember having such items of clothing because you never really use them regularly.
Moving is a valid excuse to sort out your huge wardrobe finally and to rid of belongings that you can go without. Take a page out of Marie Kondo’s book, and empty your closets and drawers to create a giant pile of clothes. Touch each item to see if it still does spark joy for you. If you do not feel happy having it, let it go.
3. Duplicate Items
Many of us have unnecessary spare items buried in storage. Bringing two things that serve the same purpose may be unreasonable and only render your moving activities more burdensome.
If you find many similar items as you start tidying up and sorting out your stuff, set aside the duplicates. Consider donating them, or selling them through a garage sale to raise funds you can use to cover your relocation bill.
4. Forgotten Books
Not all books are worth keeping all of your life. Reassess your library ahead of the moving date, and get rid of those you have already read and no plan to revisit. If you have half-finished titles you no longer want to continue, put them in the box of items you intend to donate or sell.
5. Unused Valuables
Having a hoard of valuable items that you never really used is a significant waste of storage space. Yes, it is easy to justify their importance since you might find them useful in theory. But it is not logical to pay to relocate them as you change address when their practicality has never been proven in the past.
To move light is to move with lower expenses and less stress. Treat your relocation as an opportunity to have an exciting beginning and not to continue a messy life.