So I’m moving in just over 2 weeks time. Not very far but still, it means packing up my material world & then unpacking it into my new place. To say I hate moving would be a massive understatement. I loathe it.
The loathing is mainly caused by the amount of stuff I have. 7 years of renting in Dublin means I have accumulated quite a lot of gear. When I moved last summer it took my poor dad 4 trips with his big-ass Ford Scorpio & a lot of lifting. Since then I’ve been to Ikea twice & that’s enough said right there. I want to do a serious clear-out this time around & need some advice on the hows and wheres of recycling my unwanted gear.
- Clothes - I have lots I want rid of. Not torn or destroyed, just well-worn. Who should I give to/where/how?
- Books - talking nerdy stuff here that’s probably out of date such as the Director MX 2004. Straight into the recycling bin or stow away in the attic to laugh at it in years to come?
- Packing - considering using those vacuum bag things but haven’t used them before – are they any good? Any caveats/recommendations ?
- Moving - (all going well) I’m moving to a house within the same little development I currently live in. It’s a 5 minute walk from my 3rd floor apartment down to the house around the corner. A shopping trolley would be ideal for moving but sadly, I don’t own one. Ideas for an alternative or have you got a trolley I can borrow?
Advice on any of the above would be superb, particularly the clothes side of things. Oh and of course, like I said last time, I’m never moving again