Packing everything up when you’re getting ready for a move can be a real eye-opener when you realize what you actually have you have in your home that you don’t need or don’t use anymore. One of the best way’s to declutter before a move is to donate usable items to a local charity. Your moving company in Wilkes-Barre will have fewer boxes to load up, you’ll have less clutter in your new home and your old things will go to a family in need! If you’re getting ready to pack up for a move, consider donating these four things.
- Old clothing. Clothing, especially kids clothing, tends to accumulate in our homes as things go out of style and we change sizes. Donating clothing to a local clothing drive or charity can help to keep your old clothes in the community, and give back to those in need. Make sure to look over any clothing before sorting it for donation, as most charities will not accept clothing with tears, rips or stains.
- Furniture. Moving furniture can be a huge hassle, as well as a potential danger to your health. If you already have a lot of heavy items to move, you’ll want to call our movers in Northampton County, PA to avoid injuries like spinal damage or hernias. However, if you’re interested in buying new furniture to accommodate your new space, most charities are thrilled to take usable, clean pieces of furniture off your hands. Many will even send a mover to help take the item out of your house for you, so be sure to call before you drive to their location.
- Books. With e-readers taking over more of the market every day, most people want to find a way to get their book out of their home. Lugging around box after box of books can be a hassle, but many charities like to accept gently worn books for resale or even donation to local schools.
- Canned foods and dry goods. The best time to purge unwanted things that have been in your pantry is before you pack and move not when you are unpacking. There are many organizations that will put those items to great use so consider donating them.
If you need help with your next move, be sure to contact our team here at AAA Moving & Storage Co. today!