Since movers usually charge by the hour, your budget might not cover the hours necessary to move everything that you own. Additionally, if you plan to invest in a storage unit, you might not have enough money for all of your property. Consider if you truly need to keep the following items:
- People often keep old plastic, glass, and polystyrene foam food containers in anticipation of a future time when they “might” need them. Even if you actively use old containers, such as with gardening or pantry storage, you can effortlessly replace them later.
- There is a fine line between keeping books, magazines, handwritten notes, and other paper items for sentimental and collectible reasons and keeping them because of disorganization and bad habits. Many books and magazines are online. Some handwritten notes might be old To Do lists and reminders that you merely forgot to throw away.
- People store a lot of unused clothing, accessories and shoes. If you have items that you no longer wear, consider donating them to a thrift store or charity. If they’re “like new” or luxury items, consider using a consignment app to try to sell them before you move.
At 5 Star Moving & Storage, we believe in treating our customers like family, which is why we provide helpful moving tips like these as often as possible. Our experienced movers can help you plan a custom move and storage arrangement to match your budget and schedule. For more information, call today.