When moving, it may be difficult to determine what should be kept and discarded, especially if the items have emotional significance. UNITS® Moving and Portable Storage of Chicago offers the following suggestions to assist you in deciding what should be kept or discarded.

Only hold on to what you use regularly and consider space

If something doesn’t serve a purpose or hold sentimental value, get rid of it. Only keep what you need and/or can easily take with you. Additionally, consider whether the item takes up a lot of space and if it will fit in your new place. If not, then it’s time to say goodbye!

Get organized

Keep track of what you have by labeling it. Clothes, furniture, and dinnerware are examples of objects that should be labeled. If you have a lot of goods to get rid of, such as clothes or home decorations, consider selling or giving away unwanted items rather than giving them away for free.

Is it useful and in good condition?

Inspect all of your belongings for damage or missing parts. If anything is unusable, get rid of it, especially if you live in a warm climate. Go through your outdoor furniture for wear and tear to see whether it needs repair. Depending on the weather, repair or replacement might be necessary.

We hope these ideas have helped you decide what to keep and eliminate when moving. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact UNITS® Moving and Portable Storage of Chicago. We’re here to help!

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