What to Do with Your Stuff When It’s Time to Move

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All of us have stuff. We spend a large part of our time caring for our things, especially when we are moving or relocating. It makes sense; we put much time and energy into obtaining our belongings. Some may even be priceless family heirlooms or memories. Whether a move is just around the block or hundreds of miles away, it takes time and consideration to decide how to move our stuff. By being deliberate in choosing how you move your things you will save yourself time and money, as well as your sanity.

Hiring movers can save time (and a backache) in your move. Professional movers are experienced in the best ways to pack and handle materials to ensure quick and safe moving. If you are moving to a smaller space, you may have the added task of deciding whether to store your things in a storage unit. The storage and moving companies Denver has to offer are many, and choosing which is right for you can be daunting. When it comes time to decide there are several things to take into consideration.

Is the Moving or Storage Company Insured?

In the case that anything should happen to your stuff during a move it is vital to check that your moving company carries comprehensive insurance. You don’t want to be left in the cold if your things should be damaged or lost.

How Much Stuff Do You Really Have?

Count your rooms and try to give an honest idea of the cubic feet of space your stuff inhabits. It can be helpful to have a friend or loved one assist with this step, so you can get an unbiased opinion. Be sure not to forget spots like a garage, a shed or an attic. If you are storing your things you will want a very close estimate of the space your things take up. You will save money by not renting an overly large storage unit.

How Far Away Are You Moving?

Some moving companies have a minimum on their travel distance. You will want to take distance into account when you are planning your move to give yourself, and your movers, the best information to use when estimating the time it will take to relocate your stuff. Distance will also affect cost, in both miles and gas used, so be sure to check on this when you are contacting moving companies for quotes.

How Much Stuff Do You Really Want and Need?

Decluttering is a hot topic right now. You will find shelves of books on the subject, as well as videos and magazine articles. Deciding how much stuff to have is unique to each person. A move is a wonderful opportunity to reassess your relationship with your things. Do you have clothes you never wear, broken electronics, or books gathering dust? Now is the time to go through all your stuff and decide what to keep, what to donate or sell, or what to recycle or throw away.

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