Moving in Summer is a common thing, and sometimes, it may be a really good idea. Interestingly, about 13% of moves happen in summertime. It may be motivated by favorable weather conditions or even by flexible work schedule. Nevertheless, you decided to overcome heat damages and finish moving before fall arrives. And here you are facing one last problem: you do not have enough space for all your stuff. Well, it is a good idea to clean your belongings, and here are some helpful steps to avoid stuffing in your new house.
The easiest way to declutter your house after a summer move is to get rid of some of your belongings. It is important to know what you really need and what you don’t. Of course, there are things that you cannot just throw away: family albums or other mementos. You should check every room for items you can live without. Haven’t worn this shirt for years? Get rid of it. Any old pots, or pans, cheap wall pictures which just don’t fit? You do not have to keep them. This process may take much time but it will definitely help you clear your space and mind.
When you know, which things have to go, you have some options to deal with them. One of the options is opening a yard sale. Of course, it’s a rather pleasant to make some extra cash, yet you really have to consider a couple of aspects to achieve a satisfying result. Choose a day for the yard sale and check out the weather forecast. If it’s good, call it the day Y and enjoy having all the time you need to prepare and advertise your sale. And don’t think twice before you use the social media and add websites, such as Craigslist, to promote your yard sale. You also have to properly sort all items for the sale – bathroom items go together, items for kitchen, and so on. And price should be fair.
If organizing a yard sale is impossible to fit into your busy schedule, simply donate your stuff. First off, you need to check the condition of every single item you want to give away. Neither ripped or stained clothes, nor cracked plates are good to go as donations. Best thing is to check which items you can donate, and which you can’t, because almost all of them can fit the purpose, even some old cell phones, children’s shoes and toys. There is a list of up-to-date donation organizations, and it might be reasonable to consider the seasonality of your stuff. For example, the old snow boots should better be donated somewhere closer to winter, rather than summer.
If you still have items to keep, but you do not have enough space in your house, you may use a storage facility. Some important guidelines should be followed while choosing it. First, cleanliness, obviously. You do not want to keep your stuff in dirty place or a place, where they may be damaged. Then, you should consider the customer service and proper security conditions. Good managers should maintain the place. Last but not the least, make sure to choose a locker of the proper size and the one which is available for your access round the clock.
If your plan is to choose the storage option, Atlantic Group USA is ready to help you. We can offer a variety of warehouses that can be used for your storage needs across the US and Canada. Secured and only reliable storage space with controlled-climate conditions is perfect to have your items stored safe and sound.