What to Do with Unwanted Stuff When Moving

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As moving day approaches, you likely have an unending to-do list to get ready for it. One of the big tasks to tackle is packing up your items, but as you pack, you might realize that you don’t want to bring everything with you to your new home. Now you’re left wondering what to do with unwanted stuff when moving. 

Dielman Moving & Storage is the go-to team of local movers in St. Louis, MO. We’ve helped hundreds of people simplify their moving process. Below, we share tips for a successful move and tell you how you can get rid of your unwanted stuff safely and declutter your new home before you even get there!

Computers, Gaming Consoles, and Other Electronics

Getting rid of unwanted electronics isn’t as easy as throwing them in the trash and moving on. You need to get rid of them correctly and in an eco-friendly way. So what can you do with your unwanted electronics?

Sell or Donate Them to Thrift Stores

If your electronics work just fine, you can sell or donate them to the local thrift store. This is an excellent way to give them new life and reduce waste!

Give to Local Non-Profits

Non-profits in the area will happily take your unwanted electronics and give them to families in need.

Sell to Buyback Stores

If you want to make a little cash off your unwanted items, consider selling your electronics on sites like:

  • Gazelle
  • BuyBackWorld
  • eBay
  • Decluttr

Old Clothes and Accessories

When figuring out what to do with unwanted stuff when moving, most people have piles of clothes they want to get rid of.

You can get rid of unwanted and gently used clothing while making some cash by selling them online. There are a lot of great apps to help you do this, like:

  • ThredUP
  • Poshmark
  • Tradesy

You may also be able to take them to your local consignment store in exchange for a discount or cash.

Want to do something more meaningful with your unwanted items? Give your unwanted clothes to those in need by donating them to Goodwill, Planet Aid, or the Salvation Army. You can also search for local shelters in your area. 

Household Items and Furniture

If you have a couch in good shape, but you don’t want to take it with you to the new house, don’t just take it to the dump. List your furniture online and see who’s willing to buy it from you. Some good places to start include:

  • OfferUp
  • Facebook Marketplace
  • Letgo
  • Nextdoor

You can also schedule a donation pick-up service for your unwanted furniture. Keep in mind that if your furniture is heavily used or dirty, it’s best to just schedule junk removal services. 

Schedule Your Moving Truck Today by Giving Us a Call

If you’re looking for an eco-friendly moving process with experienced and insured professionals, you’ve come to the right spot. Call Dielman Moving & Storage today at (314) 428 6683 to learn more about what to do with unwanted stuff when moving.

Charles Price

Charles Price

I am the president of Dielman Moving and Storage and a veteran in the moving business with a focus on quality service. Owns and operates all trucks, prioritizing safe, reliable moves. Specializing in challenging spaces and long carries.