Moving should be an exciting time for a family, but usually it’s mostly overwhelming. It’s the time when you find those skis you used once ten years ago and that broken toaster from your first apartment. However, with the following tips and help from junk removal services or a dumpster rental service in Ottawa, you’ll be in your new home in no time!
It’s easy to keep putting things off, so setting realistic goals may help serve as a starting point; if you have a deadline, you’re more likely to get the work done. Once you’ve set your goals, figure out what resources you’ll need to reach them. Some resources may include: boxes, tape, labels, bubble wrap, junk removal services and/or a dumpster rental in Ottawa. Ensuring you have the proper resources will make the job go much more smoothly.
Tip: Purchasing cardboard boxes can be expensive, so try looking through online classified websites. Often times you can find several boxes for little to no cost.
Decide what you do and don’t need
Think of this as your chance to finally de-clutter! You might even be surprised at all the things you’ve been saving – and subsequently how much space those unused things take up! Moving boxes isn’t fun, so it’s best to create as few boxes as possible and take this chance to purge yourself of unnecessary clutter. Sort through closets, basements, garages and bedrooms, and decide what you need and what you can’t live without. Even though unused items can be hard to part with, you’ll feel better after it’s gone.
Tip: Pack with items that you’ll already be bringing with you, i.e. luggage, dresser drawers, storage containers, etc.
Separate what’s going and what’s staying. It might be easiest to devote one area to all the items that need getting rid of. This way you can easily divide the items by what they are, i.e. separate clothes, garbage, appliances, electronics, etc. This will ensure nothing you want to keep accidently gets thrown out.
Opt for junk removal or seek out a dumpster rental in Ottawa
Hiring a junk removal service or opting for a dumpster rental in Ottawa will make de-cluttering much easier. Once you have separated the items you want to get rid of, you can simply call a junk removal service to pick up and appropriately recycle the items for you. It’ll save you time and ensure your items are disposed of properly. If you prefer to do things one at a time, you can also opt for a dumpster rental in Ottawa. These services will drop off a bin to your driveway, which you can proceed to fill with all your unwanted items. When you’re done they will come and take the items away for you! You may also want to consider having a junk removal service remove your cardboard boxes once you’ve unpacked everything in your new home!
Last, but not least, enjoy your clutter-free new home!