How to Deal with Your Stuff When You Move

Tips For Handling All Your Stuff When You Move

Have you lived in a house for too long and feel stuck because of all your accumulated stuff? We can offer you solutions to make the process less stressful!

Figuring out what to do with all your stuff is the most difficult part of downsizing your house in New Jersey. Deciding what to keep, what to donate, and what to throw away is the most time consuming, emotionally burdensome process before getting ready to move. Saying goodbye to a house you’ve lived in for a long time can be hard. Below, we discuss a few things you can do to help alleviate some of the stress when downsizing your house.

Estate Sale

You can either hire a professional estate sale company that will handle the valuation, marketing, and selling of your valuables or you can do it yourself. Having an estate sale will certainly require effort, but it can be well worth it if you a good assortment of items. Hiring a professional can is great if you don’t have the time to do it yourself, however they will only take the job on if they believe that the items in your collection are enough to cover their commission. They do take a percentage of everything they sell for you. If you do decide to do it on your own, it’s important to make sure everything is dusted and thoroughly cleaned in order to get the best price possible. Also, do not get too emotionally attached to items you are selling as the goal is to get rid of things.


If you don’t have an immediate need for cash, rather than selling your items, you can donate usable items to someone or a company that would benefit. There are several organizations you can reach out to including St. Vincent De Paul, Purple Heart, and other local charities. Some of these organizations will even come and pick up your stuff, saving you time and energy. Clothing, furniture, and toys can all find great homes elsewhere where they will be highly appreciated. Be sure to keep track of all the items you donate. Having this number will be a great benefit when it’s time to pay your taxes at the end of the year.

Pass Items Down

Do you have kids or grandkids who may be interested in the items found throughout your home? Something that may seem like an ordinary item such as a throw pillow or old book, may be looked upon as a family heirloom to a member of your family. If you are downsizing your house in New Jersey, check in with your family first to see which items they may be interested in keeping for themselves. It will make you feel good knowing that your everyday items are now bringing joy to members of your family.

Take Pictures

Oftentimes we hang on to so many sentimental items that are rarely looked at and instead, they take up valuable space in our homes. Old children’s art projects, napkins from a memorable restaurant, and postcards bought while on vacation, can all take up space. By taking photos and keeping them in a digital format, you can look through your memories at any time you wish. You can take your treasured photos anywhere and back them up to keep them from getting lost.

Sell Your House Directly To Halo Homebuyers

When you sell your house directly to Halo Homebuyers, you won’t have to worry about finding a place for your unwanted items. You will be able to sell your house as-is, including all the items you don’t wish to keep. We will handle all the details, finding a place for your belongings so you don’t have to stress about them any longer. A direct sale is a very convenient way to handle a house you wish to downsize in New Jersey.

Hire Someone To Clean-Up

You can always hire someone to professionally clean and even dispose of your junk. It doesn’t always make sense if you are attempting to save money, so donations, selling directly to Halo Homebuyers, or having an estate sale can all help save some of this money. There are hauling and junk companies that will pick up anything left behind for a fee. When all else fails, hiring someone to pick it all up can be extremely beneficial.

Learn more about how to handle all of your stuff when you move in New Jersey! Contact us today for more information! (908) 547-0404

Halo Homebuyers

Jonathan Faccone is a full-time real estate investor and developer. He is the Managing Member of Halo Homebuyers, a real estate home buying company based in Bridgewater, New Jersey and buying real estate throughout New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania.  The Halo team collectively has over 30+ years of experience in real estate development, investment, design, and brokerage. 

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