Moving is a difficult task for any homeowner, and moving elderly parents can be particularly challenging. Packing is one of the most stressful parts of moving. Fortunately, devoting time to purging belongings you no longer need or want can help make the packing process much easier.
In this post, Busy Buddies, Inc. discusses four purging tips that can help minimize stress during your move.
Sorting – Start by sorting your items into different piles: keep, donate and trash. Any items that you no longer use or want should be placed into the donate or trash piles.
Clear Out Your Pantry – Unopened, unexpired canned goods can be given away to neighbors or donated to your local food bank. Everything else that you don’t anticipate using in your new home should be thrown away.
Temporary Storage – If you have items that you want to hold onto but don’t have room for yet, consider putting them in temporary storage or asking a friend to keep the item until you need it. That way, it won’t be taking up precious space in your new home. For assistance in moving your items to a storage unit, consider hiring the services of relocating and elderly moving services, Busy Buddies, Inc.
Remove Old Appliances – Now that you’ve handled your furniture and clothing, it’s time to turn your attention to your appliances and electronics. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to donate any of them if they’re broken or outdated as donation sites only accept appliances and electronics that meet modern safety standards. Instead, consider looking into the haul-away programs of big box stores like Best Buy or Home Depot.
Alternatively, you can also take your outdated metal appliances to scrap metal dealers so they can be recycled and you can gain some extra cash in the process. Selling and trade-in programs are also acceptable alternatives for getting rid of your old appliances.
Turn to Busy Buddies Inc. for your moving needs. We are your number one provider of senior moving and caring transitions services. Give us a call at (703) 828-1833 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Arlington, VA, and nearby areas.