Paring Down for a Move


Moving to a new home offers a great opportunity to pare down your belongings and declutter your life. Here are some tips to help you get rid of your excess furniture and other belongings so that you aren’t putting a lot of items in storage in Baton Rouge.

Items currently in storage in Baton Rouge are the first place you should start when it comes to paring down your belongings. After all, items currently in storage are not being used, so many of these can likely be discarded or donated. Examine each item, and if it will not have a place in your new home, it’s time to get rid of it. Keep in mind that items in storage must be moved as well as items in your home, if you are moving to a new town. This means you’ll spend more on your move.

Once you’ve cleaned out storage facilities, begin taking stock of the items in your home. Evaluate each piece of furniture and determine exactly where it will go in your new house. The pieces that don’t have a spot in your new home, should be a candidate for donation. Of course, you may have a few items that have potential to fit in that you may want to move to your new location before deciding whether to keep.

Once you’ve evaluated furniture, take stock of other items like household appliances, kitchen tools, china, serving pieces and linens. It’s likely you’ve accumulated more of these than you need. Paring down now prevents having to move items you’ll never use again, and prevents having to put these in storage facilities in Baton Rouge.

Remember that items donated to local charities are a tax write off, so put those old items to good use. While storage in Baton Rouge might be necessary for a while, it’s a good idea to keep the size to a minimum.

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