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There are so many charities and such that are happy to take your old belongings off of your hands for you. Clothing is probably the most easy to donate. Look for things that you no longer wear, but are still wearable, and donate them. They don’t have to be fashionable, they don’t have to be nice, all they have to be is wearable, conventional clothing.
You can donate other items as well. Amvets, Goodwill, and the Salvation Army are all good places to start, and there’s a good chance that there are local charities as well. Just look around. If push comes to shove, you can always “donate” some things to your friends, if they’re interested.
Let’s face it, not everything you have is something somebody else wants. Some things make more sense to throw out or recycle. Broken items, ridiculous things, actual garbage, there’s no limit to the kinds of things we hold onto over the years. Toss things that you know nobody wants, and things that you tried to sell, tried to donate, but still somehow have in your possession. There are even companies that will come pick up your stuff and get rid of it for you, which depending on the size of your stuff, could actually be cheaper than throwing it out.
Can you feel the weight lifting off your shoulders already? Yes, that’s all of the useless stuff you’ve collected over the years being sent to a nice farm upstate so that it can no longer clog your closets, gunk up your garage, or block your basement. Your new home is going to be a much neater, less cluttered place, and you even saved a little bit of money. Way to go!