Little Rock 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 requires a lot of decision-making. You decide on what should get packed and the way to pack it. And you likewise choose what will stay behind. A lot of professional moving companies in Little Rock establish their fees around the weight of the goods as well as distance travelled for long-distance moves. Therefore, each extra item you pack, drives the price up avoidably. There are numerous strategies to minimize the total you have to move just by making wise choices through the lead-up.

Outdated kitchen appliances, bulky household furniture, along with items your household doesn't use any longer could be offloaded ahead of the move itself. Give away your surplus, hold a garage sale, or offer the items on the internet. Uncertain what things to leave behind? Let's look closer at things to think twice about moving to Little Rock.

Unused Toys and Play Furniture

Kids grow out of toys and frequently lose interest in last play sets. Should there be playthings or sets of play furniture going seldom used at your house, you could guess another family has a child who's going to love it. By just donating or selling the unwanted toys, you lessen your load for moving and present other kids the opportunity to enjoy the playthings that your kids are through with.

Outgrown or Unworn Apparel

Empty out your closet, and also the closets of everyone in the household. Whatever you use frequently or seasonally, pack. Anything that you don't put on anymore (or just do not want to wear) can be left behind. It's unbelievable how much weight you can offload by just removing the seldom used part of every wardrobe in the household. Give away or sell the clothes which the family leaves behind.

Outdated Appliances

When your family owns home appliances such as a washer/dryer or extra fridge, determine if it's actually worth the effort to move. You may pass it on to the house buyer or landlord. You could possibly sell it at a yard sale or to a local appliance retailer. This will save you weight and possibly may prevent a rickety old appliance from breaking during the bumpy road ahead. You can buy different home appliances later or free yourself to select a house which already possesses newer appliances.

Rickety or Heavy Furniture

Certain pieces of furniture is undoubtedly precious or essential and can certainly come with you. Although not all home furniture falls in that range. Don't have the moving company in Little Rock move any furniture that your family does not cherish and may be easily replaced in the new town. Ensure that there is enough area in your new residence. You may also free your thoughts from fretting about any household furniture left behind, since it cannot be harmed in the move.

Worn Out Mattress

Mattresses are one other good choice for being left behind. Mattresses should be replaced about each 8 years, depending in the caliber of the mattress. Most of us tend not to replace our mattress near often enough, and a move is a great excuse to do that. When you've got a lumpy old mattress (or maybe more than one), don't move them to your new house. Purchase a new layered mattress to inaugurate your new home when you arrive. Actually, there are lots of brands which will have a mattress delivered on the day you get there so you're able to snooze on a brand-new fresh mattress in your fresh new home.

Tough-to-Move Things

Finally, contemplate items which the moving company in Little Rock may be required to make extraordinary preparations for. Fish tanks, sizeable musical instruments, fragile glass; should you have a reason to buy new when you arrive, you can save yourself and the professional movers some trouble by making that choice. If you have a piano of low quality or no sentimental value, leave it to a nearby school or place of worship as opposed to moving it.


Packing efficiency isn't necessarily about getting all things in the moving truck. Sometimes, it's about being aware of what to leave behind. For further practical moving insights or to organize your approaching moving services, contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Little Rock today!


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