House Movers - Things You Don't Need In Your New Home28Mar 2014
The best way to make any effort in packing less stressful is to actually leave out items you don't need. Not only is it important to identify what these items might be ahead of time, it's also crucial to either give away, sell or dispose of them ahead of time too, since you can't just leave the items lying around.While a lot of house movers don't realise it, one's life priorities change all the time. While not common among everyone, such things as regular adjustments in diet can dictate which appliances are and aren't needed. For example, if someone wanting to lose weight decided to give up bacon, and similar grease-ridden foods, they can surely get rid of those excess frying pans.The food processor is another prime example. Since it's such a glaring space hog, seriously decide how much you need it. Don't forget that, provided it's been looked after well, a food processor will fetch a decent amount through online selling.We can now begin to see how a typical moving checklist can be reduced significantly. Other things that can be left out on the basis of their lack of use include the following:1 – The dryerWhile the dryer is especially useful over the winter months, it is both a space hog and an energy drainer. Ideally you'd already have a washing machine with a drying function. If not, sell both your dryer and washing machine before investing in a cheap, small and compact washing machine that features a dryer function. You will save a lot of money this way and will hardly compromise on quality.2 – Excess fridgesSome people like to keep more than one fridge, including so-called beer fridges. Sometimes it only requires 10 minutes of your time to organise you fridge and therefore make room for your alcohol, among other items you presently keep in coolers elsewhere. Also consider adapting your diet slightly in favour of eating less animal products. While this may be a challenge for some, even a small cut-back on meat and dairy foods will mean your fridge suddenly has a lot of free room.3 – Spare chairsSpare chairs get in the way. Even if they are chairs that can stack neatly on top of one another, the seats still interfere with storage space in that they simply occupy a space where other things could have been placed. As a general rule, you only need two spare chairs maximum.4 - The pianoUnless you have a musical whizz kid in the home, chances are the piano sits idle most of the time. In this case, it's worthwhile selling the instrument in advance while getting a decent return for it in doing so.5 - Outdoor furnitureShould your new back yard be smaller than your current one, it's worth halving the amount of outdoor accessories you intend to hold on to. Should the new outdoor area be the same size, or even bigger than your current yard, ask yourself what you really need to retain nonetheless. Have your kids outgrown the trampoline? If not, do they use it very often? Would they be okay if you decided to sell it? Ask them. It's useful to remember kids go through phases relatively quickly so this could mean further dismissal of furniture and toys elsewhere. For example, are those trikes of use anymore? Does that space hog of a pedal car need to be kept?Prior decisions made on these types of things means packing ahead of removals day will be a lot less stressful. Extra note: Downsize everythingAs well as being ruthless across what you should part company with, downsizing universally is the single best way to free up space in the car, or removal company van, and will save you additional journeys too. Downsizing typically means halving your items across the respective departments – does your kitchen have two toasters? If so, remove one. And so on. Utensils are more ambiguous, but certainly look at halving the number of knives, forks and spoons in the home. Apply this philosophy throughout the home.