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A Guide to Lessening Your Load Before Moving Day

Preparing for moving day ahead of time lessens the stress when your actual moving day arrives. It can be hard to get rid of things you feel attached to, but most of the stuff around your house you’re contemplating getting rid of most likely doesn’t get used anyways. 

Keep reading to follow the trips from this pre-move purge guide to get you set for moving day. 


In the midst of preparing to move, there are many things you can do to lighten your moving load. Before moving day, go through the clothes in your closet. 

Give yourself a time limit. Meaning, if you haven’t worn a piece of clothing within the last year – donate it. A few exceptions could be clothing items for special occasions or something you’ve held onto since you were a child. 

Otherwise, if you didn’t wear it last winter, you probably won’t wear it this winter. Some of your clothes may be in battered condition, so you don’t wear them even though you love them. These instances are unfortunate, but getting rid of stuff that’s taking up space will feel better than holding onto something for no real reason.

Lots of people fluctuate in weight and size. If you can’t tailor the clothes that no longer fit you, strongly consider donating them. 

Donate Furniture, Clutter, and Household Items

How much of your furniture and other household goods you donate depends on the size of your new place. If you’re downsizing, you’ll need to get rid of more things, especially bulkier pieces of furniture. However, if you’re upgrading, you may want to get rid of things that no longer fit your aesthetic. 

Figure out whether you want to sell or donate the furniture you’re getting rid of. There are various places you could do this at including near you or online. Certain donation stores may have options to pick up your furniture for you. 

For household goods and items, you can easily take these to charity centers. If you have a hard time selling random objects you’d like to get rid of, it feels good to give away items for people in need. 

General Tips for Moving Day

When going through the things you may get rid of, it helps to sort them into categories. These categories can be broken into keep, sell, trash, donate, and recycle. 

Having these options in mind when sorting through your items makes the moving process easier. For things you’re keeping, you can even narrow it down to items you’ll be using until moving day and items you do not use on a daily basis.

Have a moving checklist for all of the things you need to get done before moving. This can include going through things to get rid of, calling storage units, or calling companies to see if they recycle your old appliances.

Make Moving Day Easier

By following these tips for moving day, you’ll make it easier for yourself and your family. The stress that comes from moving often is overwhelming. However, by following through with a course of action before your moving date, you can be ready for the big day. 

Visit Two Amigos’ home moving website page here to get help with various moving day activities for when the time comes.

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