5 Ways to Get Rid of Your Junk before Moving House
When moving house, you come across a lot of old things you no longer have use for. Old clothes, newspapers, toys, furniture and any other stuff that you find lying in your attic or basement has to be disposed off before you make your move. The first part is going through all such things and checking if you are going to need any of them after you have moved into your new home. The rest have to be taken care of. Here are 5 ways to get rid of your junk before moving house.
Yard / Garage Sale
A yard or garage sale is an easy and quick way to sell off some of the things you want to dispose off. A few of them are bound to be in working order. Put up a sign in front of your house. You can also advertise through banners or posters. Let your neighborhood know about your yard sale and you will have a number of visitors. This is a great way to make money by selling off your old things you no longer need.
Apart from the yard or garage sale, you can also sell your things online. eBay is the best website for selling used items. You can register and list the items you want to sell off. You have to quote a minimum price for your things and then people will bid accordingly. The person who offers the most money will be the buyer. This is a convenient method of selling if you don’t want the hassle of organizing a yard sale.
For you it may be junk, but a charity might be able to make good use of the things you want to throw away. A good example of this is old toys. You can donate them to a kids’ day care center. The best part is that you can write off the value of the donation you made from your taxes. Ultimately, you end up saving money on your taxes and providing someone something they need for free.
Give To Family or Friends
If you know someone in your social circle that could use any of the things you are disposing off, give them away. Donation is an option but you can also help out your family and friends. You have the option of choosing between the two. As long as you can find someone who could use your things, there are no issues.
Give old newspapers, cartons and bottles for recycling. Also, your old clothes can be recycled. There are a number of recycling firms that take in all your old things and find some use for them. It is better to have the things recycled rather than burned or shredded. This is an environmentally friendly option and you can make a small contribution towards preserving the Earth.
These are 5 ways in which you can get rid of your junk before moving house. Make sure you follow them so that you have a smaller volume of belongings to transport to your new home.
Last Updated on May 16, 2016 by Julie Provost