Moving day is coming up, and you are currently working your way through your current home and packing up everything that you own. Wait – why everything? Surely not everything you’ve acquired over the years needs to make the move to your new place, so why are you taking all of that clutter with you? Before moving day, think about a three-pronged approach to packing: save, toss, and store.
Save: When you move through your current house in preparation for moving day it is probably fairly easy to determine what will be coming with you and what won’t. Pack up those things and label the boxes well. And remember, as eager as you may be to get this chore out of the way, don’t pack things too early, or you might ruin your possessions.
Toss: This may seem difficult, but instead of thinking about how hard it may be to get rid of certain things, think about how much harder it is going to be trying to find space for those items in your new home. Certain items may hold sentimental value, and by all means keep those, but others are perhaps just taking up space. For example, what about those duplicate items in your kitchen? Do you really need three blenders? Consider donating what you don’t need, recycling what is past its prime, and tossing when it is the only option.
Store: So what about all of those things that you don’t necessarily want to toss, but are not ready to part with yet? We all have them, and most of the time they take up a significant amount of space in your home that could be used for something else. What can you do with these things? Instead of storing them in the basement, or out in the garage where they are less protected and more than likely far more exposed to the elements, it might be smart to think about a different option: portable storage.
With the right facility, one that provides access to a portable unit that can be stored on your property or housed at a secure facility, you can be sure that your belongings are protected. Also, make sure that the units are completely weatherproof, ensuring no damage due to condensation, and that there is enough room to store everything safely. Even better, find a portable storage company that can pack your unit for you, ensuring optimal use of space.
For everything you want to keep, just not in the house, PackEdge Portable Storage has you covered. For more about portable storage and how it can save you on moving day, please contact us at 1-888-722-5334.