Moving is the ideal time to de-clutter your home.  Most families who have lived in the same place for a long time have items they no longer use, need or want. Usually everything ends up the basement and before you know it, you have a mini warehouse down there!

So now you are moving and the idea of having a fresh start in your new home unencumbered with all the old items is so appealing. There are practical and economic reasons to sorting through these items and selling them, giving them away or donating them.

First off, you can make some additional money by selling many of these items. Just think of all the outgrown sports equipment, skates, skis, toboggans, tennis rackets etc. that you paid good money for. There are a lot of friends, neighbours or even strangers who would be happy to buy them for less than retail and you will be doing your part to improve the planet by recycling these useful items.

In addition to making some extra money, disposing or donating unnecessary items can save you money on your moving costs. If you are moving long distance to another city, province or even country your moving charges are calculated based on the actual weight of your shipment. Some of the additional transportation charges (like city service charges, ferry charges, fuel charges etc.) are also calculated on the weight of the shipment. It’s easy to see that the less weight you ship, the lower your moving cost will be.

Even if you are moving on a local basis, you can still save money. A local move is charged based on an hourly rate for a specific number of people and size of truck. Obviously, the less items you ship, the less time it will take to load and unload your shipment. Fewer hours means a lower final cost.

For more information and a free no obligation cost estimate for your move contact Premiere Van Lines at 1-877-671-6683.