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Things to Get Rid of Before Packing Up and Moving

Save yourself time, money, hassle and energy and de-clutter before packing up and moving. The Murfreesboro movers at All My Sons Moving & Storage have created this list of things to get rid of before moving. Use this list to help you go through your house and get organized.

Getting rid of clutter in your house will save you time because the less stuff you have, the less time it is going to take to pack everything up. It will help you save money since you can have a yard sale with your unwanted items, therefore requiring less packing supplies! It is definitely a win-win.


If you have any appliances under the counters that you have not used in years, get rid of them. If you have not used them now, you will not use them in the future. Any mismatched dishware and utensils should be tossed or donated. Knick-knacks like old cookbooks, little used kitchen tools and extra water bottles that have not seen the light of day in a long time should be next to go.


Cleaning out your bathroom is the opportunity to get rid of old beauty tools that you never use anymore. If these are still in working condition, you could definitely sell them at a yard sale. You should toss any expired cosmetics, beauty products, lotions and medicine and pills. If you want to, you can turn in your old prescriptions into your local pharmacy for proper disposal.

Linen Closet

Old towels and old sheets can be donated to animal shelters. If you have a few blankets, comforters or quilts laying around that do not leave the linen closet, donate them! Many shelters accept these items and they would be more than happy to take them from you.


Get rid of clothes that no longer fit! Sometimes you hold onto a pair of jeans that you hope you will be able to get into one day, but they are just taking up space. Even if clothes still fit, if you never wear them, what’s the point in keeping them in your closet? Clothing is very much appreciated at shelters, women centers and consignment shops, so definitely donate any unwanted items that are still in good condition. You could make someone else very happy.

Living Room

The living room is one room in your house that can collect the most clutter. You probably have collected a lot of books, movies, games and toys in your living room. These items are perfect for a yard sale! However, if you do not want to have a yard sale, take these items to be donated.

Use this guide for decluttering before you call your full-service Murfreesboro movers at All My Sons Moving & Storage.