Dallas Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
May 08, 2023

Do You REALLY Want to Pack & Move These Items?

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving entails plenty of decision-making. You select what gets packed and the way to pack it. And you likewise pick what remains behind. A lot of professional moving companies in Dallas build their fees on the weight of the shipment and distance travelled for long-distance moves. Consequently, each and every excess item you pack, pushes the cost up unnecessarily. There are many methods to decrease the volume you should move by merely making good judgments through the lead-up.

Older kitchen appliances, large household furniture, along with things your family does not make use of any longer can be offloaded before the move itself. Donate your extra, hold a garage sale, or sell the things over the internet. Uncertain what to leave behind? Why don't we look closer at products to think twice about moving to Dallas.

Unused Toys and Play Furniture

Youngsters outgrow toys and frequently lose interest in past play sets. If there are toys or perhaps sets of play furniture going untouched in your home, you could wager another family has a youngster who will think it's great. By donating or selling the unwanted playthings, you lessen your load for moving and provide other youngsters the chance to enjoy the playthings that your children are done with.

Outgrown or Unworn Apparel

Empty out your closet, and the closets of everyone in the family. Whatever you utilize often or seasonally, pack. Whatever you never dress in anymore (or just don't wish to wear) could be left behind. It's unbelievable how much weight you may offload by just doing away with the seldom used section of each and every wardrobe in the home. Donate or sell the clothing which the family leaves behind.

Outdated Appliances

In case your family owns home appliances like a washer/dryer or perhaps extra freezer, evaluate if it truly is worth the work to take. You might sell it to the property buyer or landlord. You may perhaps sell it at a garage sale or to a local appliance dealer. This saves you weight and most likely will prevent a rickety old appliance from breaking during the bumpy route ahead. You can buy new home appliances later on or free yourself to select a home that already provides new appliances.

Rickety or Ungainly Pieces of furniture

Some furniture might be cherished or significant and may certainly come with you. But not all pieces of furniture falls into that category. Do not have the moving company in Dallas move any pieces of furniture that your family would not cherish and can easily be replaced in the new location. Make sure that there's plenty of area in your new home. It's also possible to free your thoughts from being concerned about any household furniture left behind, because it can't be broken in the move.

Worn Out Mattress

Mattresses tend to be one other good choice for being left behind. Mattresses should be swapped out about each 8 years, hinging on the quality of the mattress. Many people don't replace our mattress near often enough, and a move is a good justification to do that. For those who have a lumpy out of date mattress (or maybe more than one), you should not move them to your new house. Purchase a new layered mattress to inaugurate your new residence when you arrive. Actually, there are numerous brands which will have a mattress delivered on the day you arrive so you're able to go to sleep on a brand-new fresh mattress within your fresh new place.

Tough-to-Move Things

Lastly, take into consideration items that the moving company in Dallas might need to make special arrangements for. Fish tanks, substantial musical instruments, fragile glass; should you have a reason to buy new after you arrive, you could save yourself and the professional movers some trouble by making that choice. Should you have a piano of minimal quality or little sentimental value, hand it over to a local school or place of worship rather than moving it.


Packing proficiency is not necessarily about getting everything in the moving truck. Often, it is about being aware of what to leave behind. For further valuable moving guidance or to plan your impending moving services, get in touch with A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Dallas today!


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