How to Plan Packing and Moving to a New Place Using the Sell, Donate, Trash, Takeaway Formula

Packing and moving to a new place can be exciting, daunting and upsetting. Nevertheless, change is the only constant thing in life so we must learn to embrace it with open arms for peace of mind. Proper packing can make moving and settling in a new place less stressful. In fact, the faster you are able to unpack and organize your new place, the more quickly you will start to feel at home at your new place. Therefore, it is essential that you pack your belongings in an organized manner.

The “Sell, Donate or Trash” formula works effectively but you need sufficient time on your hands to implement it. As soon as you decide you need to move, take a notebook and make 4 columns in it – Sell, Donate, Trash, Takeaway. Do this for each room.

First, start filling the “Takeaway” column for each room. In this column, you will list down the items that you have to take away with you. If you are moving a short distance and to an unfurnished place, then your list might include furniture, but if you are moving somewhere that will be long distance, perhaps to the other end of the country, or a new country, then it might just include clothes and valuables.

Once your list of the items that you are going to take with you is ready, sorting the rest of the items is easy. Think about high-value items that you don’t want to take away – you can put them in the “Sell” column, this could be furniture or a vehicle. Ask in your family and friend circle if anyone is interested in buying these items. You can create a social media posts on platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. Posting these items on websites like eBay, Craigslist, Kijiji is also a great option.

Next, look at the items you weren’t able to sell and the items you want to donate or give away to friends. Put these items in the “Donate” column. For example, if you are moving to a tropical place, then you might not have much use for heavy coats and jackets. You can choose to either donate these items to charity or give them to someone who will wear them.

Once you have the “Takeaway”, “Sell” and “Donate” columns sorted – the rest of the items are to be disposed of. Make sure you dispose these items responsibly. Dispose of them safely so that nothing gets damaged and no one gets hurt.

When are you done with figuring out what to do with your belongings, you have already completed the most difficult part of the process. The packing is easy. All you have to do is call a reliable professional packing and moving company like H.K. Movers and let them take care of the rest for you!

HK Movers is an all-round local and long-distance moving company that excels at home and corporate moves. We are based in Brampton, Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and we offer our moving services locally in all areas of Toronto, and long-distance across all parts of Canada. Get a free quote for our packing and moving services by filling in the Free Quote form on our website or call us on 416-524-6704. We promise quick, hassle-free services and competitive prices.

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