It’s not every day most people move houses.
Maybe you’re especially nomadic and you find yourself in new homes every few years. Maybe you’ve changed offices a few times in the last year. Regardless of how often you pack up your life and move into a new space, you’ll know the feeling of looking down at a floor full of boxes and thinking “Do I really need all of this?”
Have you considered donating?
There’s a good chance you should.
Join us, today, as we take a closer look at five great reasons you should be donating your stuff ahead of your next big move.
You’ll Save On Your Move
When you’re looking at a house full of furniture and items that hold meaning for you, it can be hard to choose ones to simple “say goodbye” to. But the truth is, the first thing you need to know about donating items before the move is that you’re really only doing yourself a favor.
Because you’ll be saving money. When a moving company calculates your overall cost based on the weight of your belongings, it makes sense to donate what you can and keep those numbers low.
An Opportunity To Declutter
Next on our list of reasons to donate before your next big move is the fact that donating your excess belongings helps to simplify things. What things? Everything.
Moving to a house and having less stuff, overall, to unpack means less work to do. You’ll be able to set yourself up for a day-long move, with no unnecessary fuss or excess work. More than that, your new home or office will benefit from a sleek, uncluttered look, and you’ll be able to bring in new furniture as and when you need them.
A Chance To Give Back
One of the more obvious benefits to donating your unwanted items lies in giving back to the people in the community around you. It may sound simple, but the emotional reward from donating household items to people who don’t have any of their own is immeasurable.
Look into local charities that service people you connect with. Do your research, and you’re guaranteed to find an organization that you support and whose beneficiaries speak to you. With so many options to choose from, the possibilities are endless.
Save Time (And Frustration)
Donating items can help to simplify your actual moving process, as well.
People often underestimate how much time and effort will go into their moving days, telling themselves things like “It’s just moving a few boxes” or “If I load one, I can load 10”.
With less to move, you’ll shorten your move time, taking hours off of your total time spent. It’ll also be physically easier to do, meaning less chance of being frustrated with unwieldy boxes, uncooperative furniture, and other heavy items.
Get Rid Of What You Don’t Need
Boiling the donation process down to its most basic benefit, it has to be said that donating items means getting rid of stuff you honestly don’t need anymore. Which makes sense, if you look at household items on an individual level. If you had a TV in every room of the house where you could use a TV, and then you had another TV, you’d get rid of the spare.
It’s the same with other unnecessary household items. If you don’t need it, it’s reasonable to get rid of it.
Moving Houses? Consider Donating
If you’re moving house, and swimming in excess boxes, furniture and other superfluous items, the question you’re likely asking yourself is, “What do I do with all of this?”
The answer is: “Donate it”.
Looking for more insightful moving tips, ahead of your next big move? Check out some of our awesome blog posts, and move the right way, today!