Moving: the new fall cleaning? Tips to de-clutter before your move

Moving in Winnipeg: an opportunity to de-clutter

Fall can be a great time to move locally in Winnipeg. With school starting, you may find yourself with more time on your hands as your kids are gone most of the day. While moving in Winnipeg can be a big job, it can also be an opportunity to start fresh, as well as a welcomed opportunity to go through everything you have used during summer and pack it away for next year. Moving in Winnipeg can also give you an opportunity to get rid of things that you don’t need in preparation for your local Winnipeg move. Moving can be a great opportunity to de-clutter and make sure that your things will be put to good use by someone else. While de-cluttering can seem stressful, the good news is that there are a number of different options that you have at your disposal to de-clutter before your local move in Winnipeg.

Here are 5 things that you can do to declutter before your move in Winnipeg:

1.      Hold a Garage Sale

Fall can be a great opportunity to hold a garage sale. Not only will you ensure that your old belongings are put to use, you can also make some money to put towards your upcoming move. Holding a garage sale in the fall can also be a great idea, because many families remain in the city during the weekends instead of going to the lake or cottage. For some helpful tips on holding a garage sale, check out some tips for holding a successful garage sale.

2.      Donate items to goodwill

For items that you haven’t been able to get rid of at a garage sale, consider donating to your local salvation army or goodwill store. While you may not make any money on the items, they can be put to good use by someone else. It is important to stress that fact that items that are to be donated need to be in good shape. Don’t donate items that are falling apart or are dirty, as they may get thrown out anyways.

3.      Place items online

While people around your area may not need items that you are wanting to sell (for instance, a pair of sandals) people in other time zones may jump at the opportunity. eBay can offer a unique opportunity to not only sell items locally, but nationwide and even globally.

4.      Start a Facebook group

You can start a Facebook group with people that you know, and list items that you are looking to get rid of. This is handy as you know the people in the group, and it can be easy to sell and deliver items to people who buy them.

5.      Use a consignment store

If you need to get rid of things, and don’t have the time to monitor items online or hold a garage sale, consignment can be another option. While you may not recoup all your money, you can still make a few bucks which could help towards your move.

As we noted in one of our previous blog posts, How to save money on your move, one of the biggest factors in de-cluttering is to give yourself enough time to go through items so that you can determine the best way to proceed. If you are looking to recoup some of costs or make some money before your local move in Winnipeg, then make sure you allow time to post items or get items brought to your nearest consignment store.

The biggest detail it to ensure that you set yourself up to succeed and that is done by giving yourself enough time to get everything done properly.

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