So you’ve decided to take the plunge and move in together – that’s a huge step! Whether you’re moving in with a partner, friend or family, combining households isn’t always the easiest task. This is particularly true if you’re taking this step later in life as opposed to your early 20s as each of you has collected quite a bit of furniture, heirlooms and, maybe most importantly, kitchen appliances. Both (or all) of you have to compromise and decide what stays and what goes. But what do you do with the “getting rid of” items? Consider a junk removal company to help you declutter your newly combined household so you can have a space that perfectly combines each of your styles and comfortability.
Deciding which items you keep or get rid of isn’t always easy, but figuring it out before the move can help save time, energy and frustration. With summer approaching and the weather turning nice, the peak of the moving season is quickly approaching in Lansing.
Take an Inventory
Chances are, each of you owns the basics. In the kitchen, this may include coffee makers, toasters, microwaves, pots and pans, and cooking utensils. Unless that coffee pot has significant sentimental value, you probably won’t need two in the kitchen you now share.
Taking an inventory, even if informal, allows you to see a list of duplicate items before you move into the new place. This isn’t applicable only for kitchen items – furniture takes up the most space in any living environment and too much makes for a confined, cluttered space.
Decide Which of Each Item You’re Keeping
Deciding whose coffee maker or lounge chair stays may be one of the most difficult tasks of moving in together – aside of course from the physical moving! Although it’s not always possible to figure all these details out before the move, getting a headstart on this step will allow for a smoother moving process.
Packing Up and Downsizing
While you’re packing for the move, keep the items you’ve decided to get rid of in their own area; a dedicated room or corner will allow you to keep these items separated. Once you have all items separated out, it’s time to decide what to do with them.
Selling items in good condition is always an option, particularly for items such as nice furniture or kitchen appliances. Unfortunately, it can take time to find a buyer. Throwing away functional items and those with life left in them is wasteful. Consider calling us in to help you get rid of your items at one time.
Our team will remove the items and load them, allowing you to reserve your time and energy for more important things – like lovingly wrapping each of your knick-knacks and packing them carefully into moving boxes. We believe in donating and recycling as much of our pickups as possible, keeping items out of landfills, and ensuring they get used while they’re still functional, so while you’re getting ready to enjoy your new home, someone else is grateful for your trusty recliner or coffee pot! We proudly offer junk removal service in Lansing and the surrounding area.