You’re getting ready to move someplace new. Lightening the load of your move lowers your shipping costs. Turn your unwanted items into cash. Lower your moving costs by reducing the weight of your load. Attract a buyer for your old home.
When you advertise your moving sale include these details in your garage sale or moving sale ad: The date and time. Your street address. An optional second date if rain is in the forecast. Descriptions of popular items such as furniture, appliances, tools, and electronics. Your phone number so people can call for more information or get directions.
Deciding which items you do not want to take when you move is difficult—especially if it a long distance move. We recommend you start with your attic and closets.
One way is to set up a criteria. If you have not used an item for a certain amount of time and it is not a keepsake, put it in the “garage sale and donation area”. If you come across items you kept on the last time you moved but have not used, then it may be time to add it to the “area”. Items you purposely put away for some possible later use, probably need to go to the “area”.
Of course, these decisions are not easy so you may want to make an area designated as the “maybe keep items”. This will allow you to think about them and then add them to the packing area or the “garage sale and donation area”.
If your house gets too cluttered during this process, find a place to store your items to move. Many people use the garage, a close storage facility or the the Ace Atlas Moving Company in OKC has storage capabilities.
Everyone that has moved more than once has developed their own system. Ask friends and neighbors that have moved cross country what worked for them and what did not.
Your local movers in OKC, the Ace Atlas Moving Company, has provided suggestions for moves since 1927.
First, we suggest you start by planning to move in stages. Second, decide how much time each day you can devote and if possible, set it up on your calendar.
Third, we have found that by setting up an area for items to be sold or donated, it makes it easier to go thru items. When this area gets full, then it’s time to sell or donate them.
Yes, it is a process and the length of time is usually based on how much you have saved or how long it has been since your last move when had to filter out unused or unwanted household goods. If you can, set up a time each day that you will tackle this project—you do not want to move items and then get rid of them when you are unpacking.
If you are going to sell your house, items you do not presently need but will want to move should be stored in another location. This way your house will have an open, roomier feel. Ask the moving companies about their storage facilities.