25 Things To Get Rid Of Before You Move
Hey! Guys. Welcome to my channel. Today, we’re going to talk about 25 things that you have to get rid of before you move into your new house. If you do not know I am moving into a new house in less than 20 days. So, I’m doing a little moving series on my channel. And today we’re talking about which you need to get rid of.
If you’re brand new here, I’m Myka, nice to have you definitely stick around, subscribe and if you like this video. Give it a big thumbs up and if you’re returning subscriber Welcome back. Super happy to have you. And let’s do this. Let’s do this and even if you’re not moving. This might be helpful for you to get some stuff decoded in your home.
So the very first thing you have to get rid of before you move is spices and teas that you’re just not using. I have to be honest I am so guilty of this. We have so many teas that we’ve purchased or friends have given us for Christmas and I just hard to justify getting rid of something that is still good even if you don’t like it. And we have lots of spices that we’ve purchased to try for one recipe that just required for a spice that we never even heard of. And you ended up not liking that spice and you just didn’t throw away. Now, is the time to get rid of it.
The next thing you have to get rid of before you move is paint. When it comes to our house, i had the worst with paint until I learned that you should go to Pinterest to figure out, what paint you want for your walls. Long story short, I’ve purchased several gallons of paint, put them on the walls and been like oh! No! That’s not the color and they are all just resting in peace in my garage. Now is the time, I’m not going to bring them all to the new house because I now know what colors I like and which ones I’m not super crazy about. So the ones that I’m not crazy about I’m going to find a new home. I’m going to have to kindly get rid of them.
Number three get rid of any appliances you’re not using whether that’s little gadgets, little electronic pieces, whatever it is. Get rid of those items before you move into your next house.
Number four, get rid of old furniture now. You may say I don’t have any old furniture but really and truly look around your house and see what items you’ve never been crazy about. Or maybe you just put in a spot just because you had it and you didn’t know where to find a home for it. You put it there because you had it. I have so many pieces of this furniture that I’ve put in the basement, in the garage, i’ve put in a little corner of a room even though I really didn’t need it, maybe those gifted to me or i did an impulsive purchase at Target. Oh my goodness! I can’t explain this to you. But any old pieces of furniture that just don’t have a home where you’ve never utilized appropriately get rid of them, give them to Goodwill, give them to friends, find a good home for them or sell them on Facebook or Craigslist and make a little cash before you move into your new home.
The next thing that we all need to get rid of is any cups that are like miscellaneous cups that you just don’t use or coffee mugs. I am the biggest culprit of hoarding coffee mugs and attaching unnecessary sentimental value to a coffee mug. I have no idea, Why? Whenever somebody gives one to me, it reminds me of that person and it just so hard to detach that memory. So, I tend to truly hoard all cups of all shapes and sizes. I know it’s silly but it’s definitely time to dwindle them down, minimize them and get rid of the ones that I’m just not using.
Number six, get rid of anything that is broken even if your husband has said you’ll fix it years and years ago. If he still hasn’t fix it it’s probably time to go. Ever it is it’s broken. Let’s get rid of it.
Number seven, get rid of any old P.T. products or products that maybe you’ve tried a couple times and you just want and they just weren’t working for you. You can give them to your locals women’s shelter, to your girlfriends, your friends, your family members, your mom, your grandma, anyone like that. As long as it didn’t let it break you out in a crazy rash. You can definitely rid of them.
Number eight, get rid of any old shower curtains that just aren’t working for you so they’ll let the lining in the shower curtain like the plastic lining in between. Definitely get rid of those replace those four when you move into your new home. And if you have any shower curtains or any stained curtains or any stained bedding that’s been kind of yucky. Get rid of those before you move. If you haven’t been able to get off the stain you can kind of have a fresh start as well.
Number nine, a really big one that we should probably all do or at least I’m thinking we should all do is get rid of any expired meds. I am an R.N.. So, I hoard medicine quite often. I don’t go to the store and I do a stockpile stock up but I do hoard medicine. I hoard anything medical related because you never know when something’s in it come up or at least that’s what I’ve told myself. And I have two huge bins full of medical supplies and our family doesn’t really use a lot of medicine ever. So there’s so much expired medicine in the medicine cabinet. It’s not even funny and it’s definitely time to get rid of most of it.
Number ten, get rid of any outdated artwork. Maybe of picture frames with beautiful flowers and then you love like three years ago and you kind of hold on it because you paid good money for them or you’re crazy about them at one time. But if for some reason you’re just not feeling it now. Don’t find an excuse to put holes in your wall, your new wall. If you really aren’t crazy about the piece. It’s easy to resell it on Facebook or find a new home for it so easy. I’ve given a lot of my paintings to my girlfriend next door and she’s even given some of them to her girlfriends as well which has worked out really well because she’s always tells me. She’s like my house is actually decorated by all of the things you don’t want which may mean that I have a little bit of a spending problem but that’s OK.
Number eleven, get rid of any books that you are hoarding. This is the number one thing that I am the worst at and I almost like it. Get rid of any books that you’re hoarding whatever the excuses it’s time to purge and get rid of the ones that you’re not crazy about or the ones that you’re not going to use. One thing that I have to confess is every single year, at the beginning of the year. Me and my husband has been good the bookstore and we literally grab all of the books that we want to get. You get a lot of books on like business and marketing. Any books that we may need for the year and we stock up. But some of the books, I’ll open up and I’ll start reading and maybe I’m just not feeling the vibe of this book. Like for example I’ve got a book and it was written by like a Marine soldier and he was the way that he conducted himself in the book. I just couldn’t I couldn’t get into it not because I can’t relate. It was just one of those things the way that he was telling his story in the way that he was putting emphasis on everything. It was just hard for me to make that mental connection and to connect and that’s a book that maybe I would give to a good friend that could totally relate. And if any book that you are currently hoarding, it is time to say goodbye.
Number twelve, Get rid of any scotch DVD or any DVD that you’re not watching anymore. To be honest, I don’t even buy DVD anymore. That is the honest truth. Every now and then I will for my kids because they’re really enjoying something but a lot of times, I’ll watch one movie and it was amazing and I won’t watch it again. Unless it’s the book club because that’s honestly the best movie ever. I tend not to watch movies twice just because I want to see what else is out there. Get rid of the DVD that you’re really and truly not watching that you bought in high school that you just don’t need.
Number thirteen, that you need to get rid of and this one is the hardest for me is baby closet you’re just not going to use. So I actually started doing this last week where I was diving into the baby clothes and I kept the ones that were really special to me that I might use in the future and ones that it was okay for me to say goodbye to. In reality, I wanted to keep every single garment that my babies wore when they were little. But it’s not practical and it’s not a good idea. And even if I were to keep all of those things in those bins. If I were to have another child, I would want to get some new things as well. So it just made sense to keep the super sentimental one and get rid of the ones that I was okay with saying goodbye to. Because if not I’m going to be bringing three big bins of baby clothes that just have sentimental value to me. That’s just hard. Say goodbye to the ones that you can part with and the ones that are absolutely so special. They have tons of special meaning you may want to keep forever keep those.
Number fourteen, Get rid of any games that you just don’t play. We have a lot of board games, some of them we list the pieces, some of them we don’t know how to play. I bought the game “Risk” last year and I told my husband that I always wanted to play it with somebody. That I had seen people play it, when I was a little girl and I was super fascinated by it and we opened it up. We read the directions, we read the directions again and we watched youtube tutorials on how to play the game and we still couldn’t figure it out. Maybe we’re not that smart. But it’s time and it’s still in my closet. It is time to say goodbye.
Number fifteen, Get rid of any old toys that you’re just not using. So, old toys like maybe it’s a broken toy, maybe it’s a toy that nobody plays with, maybe it just wasn’t a good toy. Say goodbye. Give it to a kid inneed, Donate to a local Goodwill or thrift store or a Salvation Army or kidney foundation, where somebody else maybe may benefit a little bit.
Number sixteen, Get rid of any rugs that you’re no longer using. I honestly have like tons of rugs in my basement. Probably six rugs that just kind of like then maybe they got a little bit of a stain on them or when I got them home, I wasn’t really crazy about the style. We know I have a shopping problem it’s totally fine. I try to be a minimalist. I have a shopping problem. I don’t know how that really works. I have a lot of runs that I need to say goodbye.
Number seventeen, get rid of any of your college textbooks that you just don’t use. My husband is the biggest culprit he has so many textbooks just laying around. To view of textbooks you are not using.
Number eighteen and nineteen, get rid of any extra garden hose. Garden supplies gardens sprays garden seeds, any gardening things that you didn’t use, maybe you didn’t like, maybe you didn’t feel, you find useful or whatever the reason. My husband likes to hoard those things that you have quite a bit get rid of it start fresh.
Number twenty, get rid of any yard decorations that you’re just not using. That is often a common gift that people give people is yard decorations. My mother in law actually happened to get a huge Buddha head for Christmas and she’s actually Christian. So she wasn’t quite sure, what she was gonna do with it and she always said I’m just going to put it in the garden anyways. For me personally, I would have said thank you so long for the gift and I would have given that to somebody who would appreciate it. But if you’re moving say goodbye to that yard gift that you just never really wanted in the first place and I have nothing against Buddha. Buddha is totally awesome. I’m just saying if you have one of those. Take a bite.
Number twentyone, Get rid of any old shoes that no longer fit. I thought my girl’s the cutest bits for winter last year and about my boys some really cute shoes as well. Do you hold on to them and wait for your next child to possibly fit into them? Or say your goodbye and start with a new fresh style and you may be moving into a smaller home. You may be moving into a bigger home regardless, it doesn’t need me. We need to fill up the space with stuff that we’re never going to use.
Number twenty-two, get rid of any old decorations that you’ve just don’t use. I have so many decorations that I had when I lived in Indiana that I loved at the time and now my style has changed so much where, I like a little bit modern contemporary kind of look. And so a lot of the pieces that I had that were more farm style. They just don’t fit into my home anymore. So I’m probably going to donate those or sell them on Facebook because I just I’m most likely not going to use them anymore.
Number twenty three, get rid of any cleaning supplies that you just don’t use. To be honest with you. I have a lot of cleaning supplies that I’ve kept because one they’re cleaning supplies but. I never use them because I didn’t like the scent. Or maybe they were too strong or they didn’t do a good enough job but I never got rid of them get rid of them.
Number twenty four, get rid of any old technologies, TV’s, Whatever it is. Get rid of them if they’re not. If you’re not using them we have a bunch of extra TV is because when we moved in together we both had a TV and then we upgraded our TV to a bigger size and we just never got rid of them. So we have a couple hoarding in the basement. It is time to say goodbye too.
Number twenty five, which is a big one. Get rid of any food or baking supplies that you have never used. Maybe about those navy beans and you thought you were going to make this fancy dish and it just never happened and they’re still in your pantry. Say goodbye are you got all this really cool cooking supplies because you told yourself that you were gonna be Martha Stewart for Christmas and you were gonna bake some of the best cookies ever and it just never happened. It is time to clean it out because trust me if you haven’t been baking for a whole year,You might not be baking next year either. Get rid of all that food that you’re just not eating because there’s no point in bringing it over the next house to clutter that up as well.
You want to have a fresh start. That’s the best part about this. So when you declare and you move into the new house it’s like you’re moving into a whole new life like it just took a whole fresh start. So get rid of the clutter and let’s start fresh. I also have a video coming up on my channel where I am going to declare half of my entire house. It is coming up on my channel either this week or next week. So definitely stay tuned for that. For number 26, let me know in the comments below what we should add to our list to clutter. I love you guys and I hope you’re having an absolutely amazing day and I’ll see you my next video. Bye guys.
Some Frequently Asked Questions
Things to Get Rid Of Before Packing For Your Home Move.
- Clothing and Shoes You Don’t Love to Wear.
- Paint containers.
- Unread Books.
- Expired Medicines & Vitamins.
- Cups and Mugs.
- – Try to Sell it. There are buyers who wouldn’t mind moving your large furniture for you if you offer them a good deal.
- – Give it to A Friend.
- – Donate it to Charity.
- – Offer it on Freecycle.org.
- – Haul it to the Dump.
- Manage packing smartly.
- Skip the cardboard boxes.
- Don’t pack your closet.
- Switch your utilities.
- Make saying goodbye easier.
- Haul the basics before the moving truck comes.
- Visualize life in your new home.
- Meet your neighbors the fun way.
Four weeks before you move, you can start packing certain items. The best ones to start with are those you know you won’t need again until after the move. Start packing up: Storage areas, like your attic and basement.
- Start early. No matter how good you are, packing always takes longer than you think.
- Pack strategically. Mark the boxes you know you will need first with a star or other symbol.
- Have a packing room. Rachel Spauldilng, freeimages.com.
- Save on boxes.
- Don’t be a heavy.
- Don’t pack air.
- Trash bags are treasure.
- Hang ’em high.
- Rent a portable moving container.
- Find free moving boxes and supplies.
- Rent a moving truck.
- Use a freight trailer.
- Choose a better moving date.
- Ship your stuff.
- Have your company pay for the move.
- Hire moving labor.
- Only Pack What You Need and Want in Your New Place.
- But Pack All the Chargers.
- Pack an “Open Me First” Box.
- Keep Important Items Off the Moving Truck.
- Clearly Label Your Boxes By Room.
- Use Colored Packing Tape.
- Know Whats Inside Each Box.
- Don’t Make Boxes Too Heavy.
- Find out if your waste management/local scrap yard will take large items.
- If you’re replacing it with a new item, see if the old stuff can be hauled away.
- List the item online, even if it’s old and gross.
- Put it on the curb with a “free” sign.
*The information above does not constitute legal advice or opinion, nor is it a substitute for the professional judgment of a qualified attorney.