Considering that you’ve spent the last several years of your life living in this one place, it suddenly hits you. The sheer amount of stuff you have is a bit overwhelming, especially considering that you are about to move. So the question arises – what can you do about it? Well, for starters, how about you decide on what you actually need and what you have no use for. And then, how about finding the best solution to get rid of those redundant possessions? Sound like a bucket-full of work, but one you really need when moving to Beverly Hills.
Baring in mind that “90210” is not the cheapest place to live (quite the contrary), you seriously need to consider minimizing on the material belongings. This will not only help make your move easier, but it will also give you the chance to save and earn some money at the same time. To find out more on how you can go about doing this, just go through this short and informative guide. We guarantee that it’ll make a difference.
How to get rid of needless things before your move to Beverly Hills
You might think that your current belongings are well sorted out and that everything has its role and significance. Well, not to be the bearer of bad news, but you are sadly mistaken. We all tend to accumulate various things while living – it’s what makes us who we are. And as our interests and choices grow and change, so do the things that marked those phases become redundant. Even though you might not be aware of it, there are a lot of items that you haven’t used or even looked at for a while now.
Ask yourself how getting rid of stuff can be good for you
Little do you know, getting rid of all that needless stuff can make your move to Beverly Hills a whole lot easier. And here’s why:
- It saves you time and money. Even though it will take you some time to differentiate between the stuff you need and you don’t, it more than pays out in the end. Removing the things you don’t need from the equation means you’ll spend less time packing those same things. The weight and quantity of the possessions you move also influence shipping costs. So by reducing the stuff you need to transport, you are also reducing moving costs.
- Saving space plays an important role as well. You need to consider that since you are moving to the Hills, you might not have the spatial luxury for all the things you now have. Minimizing your possessions gives you a fresh start. You get to decorate your new Beverly Hills place the way that best symbolizes your current state of mind. And it might surprise you how liberating the extra free space in your new residence might be.
- You actually get the chance to make some money. Getting rid of stuff does not always translate to simply throwing them away. Bear in mind that some things might still have material value, while others might prove useful commodities for others. And it never hurts to earn some extra cash on the side, does it now?
- You get a surprising piece of mind out of it. It’s only when you actually start going through your things that you realize how deep that well is. And it can be quite physically and emotionally overwhelming, and not necessarily in a good way. Never underestimate how liberating it can be to let go and get rid of some baggage.
Best way to categorize your belongings
First thing you need to do is sort out all of your stuff into the following categories:
- Need-to-have items. These would be your everyday things which you constantly use. This is the easiest category – the flat-screen TV you constantly watch, the microwave, the collection of first-edition books sitting on your shelf etc. All of these items are considered important and good to have in your new Bev Hills flat.
- Valuables. Here we are not necessarily referring to monetary value, but sentimental as well. These would be belongings that pose great meaning to you and without which you couldn’t imagine going anywhere. As such, they also qualify as items you have to take with you to Beverly Hills.
- Unwanted usable items. Here you need to be careful, since these would be all the things that you think you need when in fact you hardly ever use them. However, there is still a way for these things to make their contribution and we’ll get to that part. To make it a bit easier for you, here are some of the pointers for this category:
- Duplicates – why carry two toasters with you when you only need one and similar examples.
- Outgrown items – wardrobe, toys, shoes etc.
- “Closet” items – all of those spur-of-the-moment things you used constantly and then suddenly…nothing. They’ve been taking up closet space for the last year or more while you tell yourself that you go back to using them some day (when in fact you never do).
- Collectables – at some point you were passionate about collecting certain items and it gave you joy, but now all that is gone and there is really no need for you to keep them. Plus, at this point these things are just taking up space. But someone else might be interested in paying hard cash for such things, so why not trade them in?
- Unused gifts – you never really want to get rid of gifts, but what if you never used them. More so, what if you never plan on using them? What, you should keep them out of courtesy? Well, you’ve already been doing that, and now is the time for those present to make someone else happy.
- Useless and redundant things. This one needs no further explaining. All items that no longer hold any value, are broken, plain needless and so on. These would be things you wouldn’t even be able to sell.