If you’re thinking about moving, you’ve likely looked at moving companies in Greenville, NC, at storage solutions, and even talked about it to your friends— but have you looked at your own home? Chances are, your home is filled with things that shouldn’t even make the move. We want your new home to be great, don’t take trash to it. That being said, sometimes it can be hard to let go.
With that in mind, here are 5 handy questions to help you decide: Should you take or toss?

1. When’s the Last Time You Used It?

For your new home, you only want to bring things that are really useful to you. Think, when is the last time you used this object for it’s purpose. For example: you have this great purple sweater, but you only wore it 2 times last year. That means, you should probably give it up. As cool as it is, you don’t need to be lugging it around.
But on the other hand if you always use this container for trail mix, bring it. The more you use it, the more likely it will be useful for your home.

2. Can You Remember Where (or When) You Got It?

Let’s not play down nostalgia. There are just some things that don’t have a physical use but an emotional use to you. If you can hold this trinket and remember the exact time and place you got it and can identify the emotional significance: keep it. You need to do that for yourself.
But if you can’t remember where on earth you got it— it’s not worth it, chuck it.

3. If You Saw This in a Store, Would You Still Buy It?

This is perhaps the biggest test. Say you have a novelty wine cork that you haven’t used ever and can’t remember where you got it, but you just can’t get rid of it. Think: if you saw this cork, would you still buy it?
If the answer isn’t an enthusiastic yes, you should probably get rid of it. You only want things in your home that you genuinely want and care about.

4. Do You Have Another One?

If you have a comparable or even identical piece in your life that you already use, you should probably get rid of this one. You don’t need any duplicates cluttering up your new space. If you already have something that satisfies a need, you probably don’t need it.

5. Would You Be Willing to Pay to Keep It?

Because, if you keep it, you will be. Whether it’s the fee you pay to have it boxed and moved or how much it costs to store your extra stuff, you are paying to keep this object. Consider: is it really worth it?
In addition, the time you spend packing and deciding if you want to keep this is worth something. Is this object worth your time? If you can’t answer yes to that— toss it. You’ll be happier.

Next Steps

After you’ve gone through these questions and sorted whether you’re tossing, keeping, or storing everything in your home, it’s time to get ready to move it all. At Advance Moving & Storage, we have the experts you need to store and move everything important to you. If you have any questions about moving or our process, feel free to contact us.