Moving Blog
May 08, 2023

Do You REALLY Want to Pack & Move These Items?

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving involves a great deal of decision-making. You select precisely what will get packed and how to pack it. But you also decide on exactly what will stay behind. Most professional moving companies base their charges around the weight of the goods as well as distance travelled for long-distance moves. Consequently, every excess item you pack, pushes the cost up needlessly. There are numerous ways to reduce the volume you have to move by merely making wise choices during the lead-up.

Old appliances, heavy furniture, and also things your household doesn't use any longer can be offloaded prior to the move itself. Donate your excess, hold a garage sale, or offer your items over the internet. Unclear what you should leave behind? Let us look closer at things to reconsider moving.

Unused Toys and Play Furniture

Children outgrow toys and often lose interest in last playsets. In case there are toys and games or perhaps sets of play furniture going seldom used in your house, you could bet another family has a youngster who's going to love it. By just donating or selling the unwanted toys and games, you lighten your load for moving and present other youngsters the ability to benefit from the toys which your kids are done with.

Outgrown as well as Unworn Clothing

Empty out your closet, as well as the closets of everyone in the household. Anything you utilize often or seasonally, pack. Anything that you never wear anymore (or simply do not wish to wear) could be left behind. It's incredible just how much weight you are able to offload by doing away with the rarely used section of every wardrobe in the home. Give away or sell the garments that the family leaves behind.

Outdated Home appliances

If your family owns house appliances such as a washer/dryer or perhaps extra deep freeze, decide if it really is well worth the energy to take. You could sell it to the house buyer or landlord. You may perhaps sell it at a garage sale or to a local appliance retailer. This saves you weight and likely may prevent a rickety old appliance from breaking on the rough path ahead. You could buy new home appliances later or free yourself to buy a property that already contains new appliances.

Rickety or Cumbersome Home furnishings

Some household furniture will be cherished or vital and will absolutely come with you. But not all furniture falls into that category. Do not have the moving company move any furniture which the family would not care about and may definitely be replaced in the new city. Make certain that there's ample area in your new house. It's also possible to free your brain from being concerned about any household furniture left behind, because it can't be harmed in the move.

Worn Out Mattress

Mattresses tend to be another good choice for being left behind. Mattresses need to be swapped out approximately every 8 years, dependent in the quality of the mattress. Most of us tend not to replace our mattress near often enough, and a move is a great reason to do that. Should you have a lumpy old mattress (or maybe more than one), don't move them to your new house. Buy a new layered mattress to inaugurate your new home when you arrive. In reality, there are various manufacturers that will have a mattress delivered on the day you get there so you can snooze on a brand-new fresh mattress within your fresh new place.

Tough-to-Move Stuff

Last but not least, contemplate items which the moving company may be required to make unique plans for. Fish tanks, substantial musical instruments, delicate glass; should you have a justification to buy new when you get there, you can save yourself and the professional movers some trouble by making that determination. If you have a keyboard of minimal quality or no sentimental value, hand it over to a local school or community center instead of moving it.


Packing efficiency is not always about getting all things in the moving truck. At times, it is about understanding what to leave behind. For more valuable moving guidance or to organize your future moving services, contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group today!


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