If you’re approaching retirement or recently became empty-nesters, you may want to downsize your home. That means you’ll be moving. Moving can be a daunting task for so many reasons. Before you list your home, you’ll likely want to get rid of some belongings. Here are some tips to help you get started.
Clean Out Your Junk
We save things because we think we might need them one day. Or the kids have said they can’t bear for you to part with them. It’s time to ask them to take what they want and then decide what to do with the rest. There are several options – donate, sell, or throw out. You’ll likely do a bit of all three if you’ve been in your home for a long time. Don’t forget your attic, basement, and garage. If you believe you’re going have a lot to throw away, call your local dumpster rental company for a dumpster and make disposal easy.
Let Family and Friends Know Your Plans
If you’re moving from a large home to a small condo and plan on getting rid of some furniture, let your family know. They may say that a certain piece in your home means something special to them and will ask to have or purchase it. It may be easier for you knowing where a beloved piece is going rather than selling it to a stranger.
Set Aside Your Maybe Items
It’s ok to hang on to some items until you know where you’re going. Once you’ve picked your new space, you may decide that a certain wall hanging isn’t going to fit anywhere. You may realize that there’s a great decorative shelf for displaying some things you were hoping to keep.
Talk to Your REALTOR®
REALTORS® can help you prepare for a move well in advance of your being ready to list the home. They know how much clutter is too much clutter and will advise you if you need to store or get rid of more. They’ll also remind you that curb appeal matters. Junk and overgrown landscaping is just as much an eyesore as clutter inside your home. Your dumpster rental company can advise you as to what can go into your dumpster and what shouldn’t.
If you need a rental dumpster, call Handyman Cans. We offer several sizes of dumpsters for rent as long as you need them. We deliver and pick up on your schedule. Call 571-292-1403 or fill out our contact form to schedule your dumpster delivery.