Although it can be an exciting new adventure, moving is also one of the most stressful things you can do so, what can you do to prepare yourself for the move?

The key to stress-free moving is advanced preparation. This will allow you to simplify your life and get rid of things you haven’t used in a while. Gradually sorting through your belongings ahead of time will also help you to dispose of unwanted items in an environmentally responsible way. For example, as you sort through your belongings, start placing them in different piles. One pile could be of things you want to keep, one for donating and one for a yard sale, etc. This way, your old items will be recycled instead of thrown into the garbage which can easily happen if you leave the sorting of them till moving day.

There are many items that, if thrown into the garbage, would be very bad for the environment. Some of these items include chemicals, paint cans, used batteries, light bulbs, and electronic equipment. By sorting through these items in advance, you will be able to dispose of them safely. If you are unsure of the proper way to get rid of them, call your local environmental agency who will be able to advise you on what to do.

Simplifying your life by getting rid of things you no longer use can be done well ahead of moving day and will do a lot to ease the stress and pressure that is often felt on the day of the move.

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