Not only will you save valuable packing time and materials, as well as loading and unloading time, but also space in the removal van.
Referred to as decluttering, this is the process whereby you dispose of any surplus items by means of selling, donating, or recycling, before you get a home moving estimate, or even begin packing.
The more ruthless you are with this process, the more money you will save on packing and moving costs.
As a rule of thumb, if you have not used an item in the last 12 months, and it is not a seasonal item, do you really need it in your life? You can also use the reasoning of ‘would it cost more to pack and move the item than it would to replace it?’
Donating any surplus items to charity is a quick and easy way to declutter, whilst doing a good deed.