Marie Kondo. Most people know her for her famous hit Netflix series “Tidying Up”, we know her very well because we love the act of decluttering! She takes an approach that has been showing very effectual for people and giving clarity to these important things in life! Getting rid of things resembles moving forward and starting fresh, it seems fitting that this blog is coming to on the same day as the new moon too! So, we have taken it upon ourselves to help you get rid of some of your things, this will prove very useful when moving day next comes for you and you need to collect your belongings and send them to your next chapter. We think if you follow these steps, you’ll feel better about getting rid of your unnecessary belongings.
1. Ask Friends and Family First
See if any of the items that you have loved may fit the lifestyle of another! We are sure you have a great group of loved ones that could probably find benefit in some of your things, its always worth sending out a group text to the clan to check to see if they could make do with some of your pieces, you would not have to worry about shipping, or freight (Unless its a large item, in which case Master Movers are the best taxi trucks on the peninsula and are reasonably priced).
2. Post on Facebook Marketplace or Gumtree
Maybe you can’t give it away, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t make a quick buck off it? Try some platforms for selling items such as Facebook Marketplace or Gumtree. Gum tree has been around forever, but a more increasing way of buying preloved items now comes in the form of Facebook. It only makes sense since you spend over an hour on here most days anyway, you might as well get paid for your time, sort of…
3. Donate to Charity
If you just want it gone, give it to a good home. Our personal favorites to donate to are Vinnies and your local Church op shops, these places are out there for those people who really need the help and you’re usually not too far away from some of them. It’s worth giving them a call too as sometimes they will even cover the costs of icing up the items and taking them to the shops themselves.
4. Get Your Items Ready for Collection
Once you have an outlet to get your preloved items out, get them ready, this might mean a quick check over to make sure there is no cat hair or coins on left on the couch and make the item look nice and neat so that it finds the best possible new home after you say your goodbyes.
5. A Charitable Conclusion
We hope that we have given you some ideas about how to get rid of your belongings and give them to a new home, in preparation for your moving day. With any further questions on the matter, feel free to give us a call at any time and we’d be happy sharing more of our wisdom for you – or even check out ou online quote form, it’s fast and free!