Yard Sale Tactics: The Best Way To Declutter Before a Move
When you decide to move from one place to another, there can be a lot of uncertainty about what you should do with all of the clutter you’ve accumulated throughout the years. Settling in one place often means that you simply store the items you don’t need, or you forget about them entirely and they sit, unused until you’re forced to do something with them. So, when you decide to move, the last thing you want is for your North Phoenix moving company to have to haul unwanted and unnecessary items to your new home.
The best way to get rid of some of the chaos is to have a yard sale. It may seem like another frustrating task that can only complicate the moving process for yourself, but it’s a great way for you to not only save money on the quantity of items you’re moving, but also earn money for all the things you’re able to get rid of. Here are a few excellent reasons to have a yard sale before your move!
Selling It vs. Moving It
Why would you want to create more work for yourself or for your Phoenix moving company by hauling unwanted items to your new home? Ultimately, the process of packing and unpacking can reveal a lot of junk in your home that you don’t need or haven’t thought about for years, so why not get rid of the clutter before the move? Selling it can allow you to build a moving fund for yourself so that payment is taken care of before it even happens. This will also give your Arizona movers less to pack, less to haul, and ultimately less to carry, thus freeing up your budget and giving you a little extra padding for the other unavoidable costs of relocating.
Selling Appliances To Save On Moving Costs
Appliances are some of the heaviest things you can ever hope to move, and unless you have brand new appliances that you absolutely have to take with you, it’s probably better to sell them. Some moving companies charge you based on the weight of what they’re hauling for you, and with four or five heavy appliances, that cost can quickly add up. If you’re in dire need of some new appliances anyways, why not sell the old ones in order to save on your moving costs and fund a new set?
Although a yard sale might not give you all the money you need to purchase new appliances once you’re in your new home, the benefits of not having to pay to have them moved will more than make up for it. But talk to your Peoria movers to see how they price their moves before you make any concrete decisions.
Will You Earn More Selling Post Move
Let’s say you decide to move the stuff you have, but when you relocate (whether you’re downsizing or just don’t want the clutter around anymore), you change your mind and decide to sell it anyways. Generally, garage sales, estate sales, and yard sales will all get you the same prices for things depending on where you move to. If you’re moving to a lower income area from a higher income area, it’s definitely better to sell your things before your Scottsdale moving company gets to work.
But if you’re moving to a higher income area, you might just make a little more for what you’re selling. Make sure you consider all the factors of the area you’re moving to before your move and then decide whether or not you want to go through the trouble of hauling it to your new home only to get rid of it there.
Properly Packing Your Items For Sale
If you do decide to move the items for sale, you really need to make sure you pack them away properly. They’re no good to anyone if they’re broken and damaged. Maybe you can mend them later on, but being cautious beforehand is easier than getting out the super glue. Having your things professionally packed is a great way to ensure their safety, because most Gilbert and Phoenix moving companies work hard to make sure everything gets to your new home unscathed. If you’re planning on selling things, trust your movers to pack them carefully so they remain unharmed.
Selling Online VS Yard Sale VS Expense Of Moving
What about selling online? Yard sales and garage sales are perfectly well and good and can save you on having to ship items, but the audience outreach is fairly limited to just your neighborhood and people who hunt around on Saturday mornings looking for a good deal. Selling online through various merchant platforms can be an awesome way to save on moving costs, earn money for your move, and declutter. A lot of online retailers can also include the cost of shipping within the purchase price, so it really doesn’t cost you a cent. It’s one of the best ways to get rid of unwanted items around your home while saving money on moving expenses.
Regardless of what you decide to do with the clutter around your home before a move, A to Z Valleywide Movers can help. We are a top-rated Gilbert moving company that provides local, interstate, residential, and commercial moving services in Phoenix and throughout the Valley! A+ rated by the BBB, we have five star reviews across the web, making us a trusted Gilbert mover that can help with any move of any size. Let us lift the burden of your stressful move from your shoulders with high quality, fast, and affordable moving services in Arizona. Contact A to Z Valleywide Movers at 602-422-6409 or visit our website at azvalleywidemovers.com