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Pack It, Trash It or Store It?

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Moving to a new home is the perfect excuse to purge excess items you no longer need. Sometimes it can be tricky to determine what to keep and what to toss. Storing is another option, especially for items you don’t use often.

Should You Store It? Or Trash It?

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How to Categorize Your Items

When sorting through your belongings before your move, ask yourself a series of questions to help categorize items:

  • How often do I use it?
  • How emotionally attached am I to it?
  • Is this ready for an upgrade?
  • Could someone else get more use out of it?
  • Does it still function correctly?
  • Will this fit the décor of my new home?
  • Is there room for this in my new house?

Pack up all the items that pass these questions. The rest will fall into one of the categories in the following sections.

Items to Store

Some of the items you want to keep may not fit in your new home. These might be sentimental items, seasonal items or future hand-me-downs.

Self storage is a perfect solution. You’ll have access to them anytime without taking up space in your home. Plus, many self-storage facilities offer climate-controlled units to protect items from extreme heat or humidity. This can be important, especially if you have family keepsakes that you want to keep safe.

Some items to consider storing, include:

  • Unused musical instruments.
  • Holiday decorations.
  • Family photographs or keepsakes.
  • Patio Furniture.
  • Kitchen appliances.
  • Seasonal apparel (e.g. coats, hats, sweaters).
  • Outdoor tools (e.g. snow blowers, rakes, shovels).

Are you looking to store some items? Call us today. Stop and Store Victoria.

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