9 Things You Should Downsize When Moving

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9 Things You Should Downsize When Moving

Sell old furniture

Moving takes a toll on you emotionally and physically. One of the most stressful parts of the process is packing. Prioritizing and decluttering your belongings can make your move much more efficient. Organizing a yard sale to free yourself of things you no longer need is a great way to earn some money for your moving expenses.

Here is all the stuff you should consider downsizing before you move:


When it comes to clothing, it is hard to decide what to keep and what to let go of. A good practice is to only keep the regularly used ones that fit well. You can recycle the remaining clothes or give them away to charity.

Bulky items

Things like books, old computers, and old DVDs weigh a lot and take up a lot of space in your home. So, unless they hold sentimental value, you can give them away to friends or someone who may find a better use for them.


You must always carry essential documents like birth certificates, financial records, and educational transcripts. But you probably don’t need to bring every bit of paperwork to your new home. You can electronically scan some of them and discard the hard copies.

Bathroom items

Your bathroom cupboard probably contains expired cosmetics and other items that you longer use. Go through those cabinets and throw away the old and useless items. 

Garage junk

Like your bathroom, your garage may have broken, useless things that have been gathering dust for too long. Clear up your garage and send the unusable items to the junkyard.

Old furniture

Furniture takes up a lot of space and is quite heavy to carry and move. Therefore, if you have old furniture that you no longer use, it’s best to sell it away. You can use the money to buy new furniture. 


Household appliances like refrigerators, ovens, and mixers occupy a lot of space in every home. With advancing technology, you can probably find modern versions of these appliances. If they are near the end of their lifespan, it would be better to sell them away and buy new ones instead.


It is common to have more mattresses and blankets in our homes than we need. But with time, they get old and lose their softness. You will benefit from discarding these bulky domestic items, as they consume too much space and are cumbersome to move. 


If you have an old car or bike sitting in your garage just because you’re unable to detach yourself from it sentimentally, it’s better to swallow the bitter pill and give it away. It will save you a lot of space, and money you would otherwise have spent on transport.

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