Do you have more things than you need? It wouldn’t be surprising if you do. Nowadays, it’s easy to collect a lot of different things due to the accessibility of stores that sell us everything we could possibly want. Most of the time, when you stop using an item, you likely store it away in your home somewhere, and along the way, the amount of stuff just continues to pile up until you have more thing than you know what to do with. One of the benefits of moving is that, when you pack, you have to sort through every single one of your belongings, making it the perfect opportunity to finally do something about hairbrush number 50 that you’d stopped using three years ago.

Now, to help you out with the process, we’ve come up with a few places that you can take your unused items and lighten the load on your packing.

Give it away

Let’s face it, do you really need 50 hairbrushes? You’ve likely already picked your favorite ones that work well for you. Ask around your friends to see if they could use some stuff. Chances are, if they do, they’ll jump in the chance to take it off your hands for free. It’ll save you the trouble of finding a new place for something you don’t use in your new place and the item won’t go to waste.

Take it to a pawn shop

You may not get the best prices for some of the stuff you have, but taking your old items to a pawn shop will allow you to get rid of some stuff you don’t want, as well as making a little bit off of it. Just find the time to go to a reputable pawn shop and sell off the items.

Donate

Donating is one of the easiest ways to throw out your crap without actually throwing it out. Just do a quick online search for organizations that are taking donations, drive up there, and give them your stuff. There’s not much else to do.

Once you’ve gotten rid of your extra stuff, you’ll find that packing is much easier, especially if you don’t actually have that much stuff you need. With the right moving company, you can then turn your move into a journey that’s as easy as walking down the street.