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Moving Organization Tips: What To Keep and What To Junk

The overall moving experience takes us through the entire gamut of emotions, with highs and lows which range from the sheer excitement of securing a new property to feelings of anxiety. At its core, moving is about new beginnings and a fresh start. At Vaultra, we want to help you strategize your move, before you head into one of our self-storage locations. Here are a few tips for deciding which belongings are being recycled, donated or sold, and which ones should be kept (and potentially stored with Vaultra). 

The Value of the Item: Consider whether an item is worth bringing with you as you move. To determine its value, you must ask yourself how often you use it, whether it’s in good condition and whether it will fit into your new home. If the item is only used on occasion, is worn out or doesn’t function properly, it should be left in your past. 

The Type of Move: If you’re moving locally, you will probably keep most of your belongings, because transporting them to your new home won’t be especially difficult or expensive. If you’re moving across the country, it will be best to leave most of your large, heavy, rarely used or non-sentimental items behind. In this case, only bring only items of practical or sentimental value, due to the effort and expense. If you’re moving overseas, you should only take personal items and valuable items with you, because an international move is especially difficult, costly, and stressful. 

Moving Cost: The moving cost depends on the distance of the move and the complexity of the job. In the event of a local move, the moving cost is based on the time it takes the movers to relocate the items. In the event of a long-distance move, the moving cost is based on the distance to your new home and the item’s weight.

Photo: Andrea Piacquadio

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