5 Things You Must Sell Before the Move
Are you preparing for to change houses? If so then you must immediately start going over what you own in order to determine which ones are keepers and which ones need to go. But before you start throwing away your belongings, take note that there is a better way to go about it - SELLING.
To give you a better idea, here is a list of the top five (5) things you must sell before the big day:
- Big, bulky furniture
It’s never a good thing to be too attached to material things, especially if they’re big, bulky furniture. You should only hang on to furniture pieces if they are family heirlooms or priceless antiques. Otherwise, sell that old table or leave your couch. Chances are, buying yourself a new one will be more economical than paying for the item to be packed and shipped to your new address.
- Old books
People rarely go over the books that they’ve already finished. (Okay, unless you’re a die-hard Harry Potter fan) So if you have books that you’ve already finished enjoying, sell it to someone who can read it anew. The same goes for children’s story books or college reference materials. Put them to good use and make some money out of it too.
- Kitchen supplies
If you still have a lot of stock kitchen supplies in your cupboard then you should probably sell them to your neighbours. Movers are not allowed to transport cleaning detergents and other chemicals so you’ll only waste your time trying to pack these things.
- Old appliances
Do you really need to hang on to your VCR? The same goes for television sets, kitchen appliances, washing machines, etc. Technology keeps evolving away, so you might as well get some extra cash to purchase an updated version of it.
- Things that won’t fit into your new home
Before you leave, make sure to properly measure each room in your new home (height, width, etc.). Then, look over your possessions and figure out if everything will fit into your new place. This is especially applicable for condo-owners and apartment renters.
Remember, not only will you be saving up on packing and moving expenses, selling unwanted or irrelevant items is a really good way to earn some extra cash. Plus it’ll feel good to start your new life with some new things, so you better start making room. Out with the old and in with the new.