The amount of things that you can find when clearing out your home to move to another property can be incredible. Suddenly you are presented with all of those things that have been gathering dust for years, and now that you’re moving you don’t want to keep all of them. If you have lots of old stuff lying around that you want to get rid of before you move home, here are a few ideas of what to do with it all.
Hire a Skip
If you have a lot of stuff that really is just junk that cannot be used again, a good option is to hire a skip and simply throw it all away. However, try to hire a skip company that will make an effort to recycle as much as possible rather than just sending it all to landfill.
Sell It Online
One of the most popular options these days when getting rid of things is to sell stuff online for free. It is easier than ever to sell your old things over the internet, and there are a number of websites that have been set up for this express purpose.
You could sell your things via an online auction site like eBay, or via a free ad site like Craigslist. Perhaps the easiest way of all is to sell your things directly to a website that specialises in buying old DVDs, games and other items, as this way you don’t even have to look for a buyer for each item.
Give It Away
Of course, if you are not worried about making any money from your old items then you could always give them away to friends and family. What you may think of as useless could well be very useful to someone you know, so invite your friends around and allow them to take whatever they want, and you might find this an effective way to get rid of old stuff.
Donate It to Charity
Another option is to donate as much as you can to charity so that you can help to raise funds for a good cause. Many charities have their own shops where they sell second-hand items such as clothes, books and DVDs, and they may be happy to take your things off your hands and sell them to the public. If you like the idea of this option, just make sure that the items that you are donating are in a good condition. Charity shops will not just take anything, especially items that are broken, so keep this in mind if you want to donate anything to charity.
Get Rid of All Your Old Stuff
These are just a few of the many ways that you can get rid of all your old stuff when you are moving home, so have a look through them again and see which ones could be suitable for you. Moving home is a great opportunity to get rid of your old things that are taking up space, so gather together all of your old stuff and get rid of it using one of the above ideas.