Tomorrow is officially the first day of spring! If you plan on moving this year, this is an opportune time to do a deep spring cleaning. Thinning out your possessions now will not only save you from packing them, it will actually save you money when you move. If you have fewer possessions, it will take less time to pack up and move you, and thus, save you money on your moving expenses!
So, dust-off that old snowblower that you planned to fix up but forgot about. Throw it on Craigslist or Facebook marketplace and get some money back! Don’t love your sofa anymore? Be sure to let us know and we can take it to Habitat for Humanity on your behalf during your move. And the smaller items? Host a garage sale this spring. Not only will you lighten your load of clothes, toys, and trinkets, but you can earn some money back!
If you are looking more for a philanthropic route, consider donating the following:
- Books: donate to a local school or library
- Children’s toys, strollers, clothes, etc: donate to local Women and Children’s shelter, Goodwill
- Blankets: donate to animal shelter, Goodwill
- Animal cages, essentials: donate to animal shelter
- Furniture, household furnishings: donate to Habitat for Humanity
- Non-perishables: donate to Move for Hunger
- Clothes: donate to Goodwill
By starting now, you can have plenty of time to get your items around that you no longer feel the need to keep. You may have to host multiple garage sales, or create many listings online to sell the items, but when move day comes around you will be delighted that you took the time to thin out possessions instead of paying for unwanted items to be moved! Plus, you can put the money from the sold items toward your moving budget!
If you are planning a move in Southwest Michigan this year, trust your locally owned moving experts located right here in Kalamazoo. Mulder’s Moving and Storage is ready to move you wherever you need to go!