Moving can be an exciting, usually hectic and stress-inducing process. One of the problems that consumers often face when moving is what to do with all those unwanted items they have no use for anymore. After all, why would you want to clutter up your new home with items that you accumulated over the years but no longer have the desire to keep? Getting rid of unwanted items is not as hard as it seems. In fact, there are several legitimate ways to find a new home for the items. All it takes is a little time.
Family and Friends
The age old saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” is absolutely true. Your unwanted items may be just what your family or friends are looking for. Clothing you’re not going to wear or books you’re not going to read are great items to give to those you love. Just make sure they actually want the items.
If you’re the crafty type, you can recycle those unwanted items into something new. Known as upcycling, this fun process takes items no longer needed and breathes new life into them. For example, old mason jars can be turned into storage or a rustic lamp, while those old teacups and saucers make a whimsical bird feeder.
Have a Yard Sale
If those unwanted items are still in good condition, you can try to sale them at a yard sale, online auction or classified ad. This will, however, take time and some work. If you have a yard or garage sale, make sure to price each item using a marker and masking tape. If selling the item online, describe each item in detail, making sure to include pictures of said item and acknowledging any defects or damage to it.
Donate the Items
Another option for gently used items that are still in good condition is to donate them to a charity. Most charities are in need of donated items, and those things you no longer have a desire for can help someone in need. Furthermore, you can usually use donations as a tax write off, which can actually save you money. Before you donate the items, however, make sure the charity is actually in need of those items.
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