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Should you buy new belongings, sell the old, or pack what you have?

Every residential move brings along with it a lot of tensions and trials. Moving is one of the most stressful things a person can go through. It starts from packing and moving your possessions to your new home. To manage everything on your own can be an overwhelming task, even for people who are experienced in moving. The best solution would be to contact professional residential moving companies to help you move, so it takes some stress off you.

Bekins are a sure bet to ensure your moving experience is as smooth as possible. The best thing about Bekins beyond the fleet of services they offer, is their location. When visiting their website, you will see that you can enter your zip code. After clicking “submit” you will see the moving companies that are part of the Bekins family but located near you. This family upholds standards that are at the top of the residential moving industry. Moreover, Bekins team will offer you a virtual analysis to begin with, thereby assisting your family to plan the move from the comfort of your home.

When you have contracted a residential moving company that you are comfortable with, now is the time to start the packing process. A common question that arises in the minds of most people during a move is about what to sell, donate, or pack.
There is no definite answer to this question. It depends on many factors like the cost and condition of the item you want to pack, the space it occupies during transportation, the difficulty in packing and carrying it, and how useful it is at the new place. Asking these questions can help you come to a decision.

At the core of the following statements is how much of a fresh start you want to make. Is that the reason you are moving? If so, then consider getting rid of more. Or is it for a different reason? Take emotions out of your choices and put items in 3 areas: Keep, Sell, Donate. To decide what goes in which pile, consider the following:

Is it expensive or valuable? – If it is a high priced item, an irreplaceable item, or an appliance that is still under warranty, then it is better to bring them with you on the move.

Is it fit for long-term use? – If you did not use the item for the last 1-2 years, then it is most likely a better choice to sell or donate. This rule can be applied to clothing, small kitchen appliances, books, and much more.

Does it occupy too much space? – If the item takes up a lot of space, consider why you have it. Will you need it in the new location? Or is it something you acquired from someone else, and you always think about selling it?

Is it difficult to pack? – Some items are fragile. It can be risky to pack and move these items long distances. In such cases, it is advisable to either take extra time to pack these items well or consider if you need the item at all.

Is it useful at the new place? – Unless the item is useful at your new residence, there is no purpose in taking it with you. This is where many people get stuck, as emotions get in the way. Consider if it’s a family heirloom or other special item. If so, keep it. If not, it’s better to get rid of it.

By considering the above questions, you can easily come to a decision about what to pack and what to let go of. Bekins movers are full-service movers, meaning when you are ready to pack, they can pack for you! “Full Service Moving,” is like an all- inclusive vacation. They do it all, and you enjoy the move. Bekins is one of the most reliable long-distance movers in the country, with years of excellence in supporting residential and corporate clients. To have a smooth move, regardless where you are in the country, request a quote from Bekins today.