What to Bring and What to Leave Behind When Moving

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When you are moving home there will inevitably be things that you won't want to take with you to the new home. There are several reasons that you may want to dispose of or leave things behind and understanding these reasons is key to deciding what you do and don't take with you.

This article will explain a few of the things that you may want to consider when you are deciding what to bring with you and what to leave behind.

Junk and garbage

The obvious thing that you don't want to be bringing with you on your move is junk. When you move, you are going to want to go through all of your belongings and decide what you no longer want to keep, as well as disposing of things that may be broken or otherwise rendered as junk. Doing this has a few advantages. The main one of these advantages is that you are able to reduce clutter in the new home. It also helps the moving process by streamlining what needs to be packed and unpacked. Overall, getting rid of junk rather than bringing it with you is definitely a good idea.

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Large appliances

Certain large appliances should be considered when deciding what to leave behind. This includes things such as fridges, freezers, washing machines, dishwashers and dryers. There are several reasons that you may want to leave these behind. For one, the new home may come with some of these, in which case you will not need them. Another reason is that some of these appliances may have parts that could be damaged during transport, especially if they are old. The last reason is that these appliances may be fitted to the home or installed in a way that makes them difficult to remove.

Incompatible furniture

There are many ways that furniture can be incompatible with your new home. One of these ways is by not suiting the 'look' that you are going for with the new home. In such cases, it may be better to sell the furniture before the move and then using that money once you have moved in to buy something that does fit in. Obviously, if you require the use of that piece of furniture this may be hard to do and is something that you will need to work out based on the circumstances. Another way that furniture can be incompatible is by being too big for the new home. There is no point in bringing furniture with you to the new home that you have no space for.

Things that are a pain to transport

There are certain things that may be difficult or just generally inconvenient to transport. If you are not super attached to such things, it is definitely worth coinciding leaving them behind. A lot of the time these things will be large. They may also need to be deconstructed for transport and reconstructed. During a move, you have enough on your hands without having to finnick around trying to transport something you could very easily go without.

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