Moving into a new Downtown Boston condo is the perfect opportunity to rid your life of clutter. Taking the time to weed out damaged, outdated, and unused items before planning your move will cut your relocation costs and keep your new abode looking pristine and organized. Most moving companies will charge you for their services according to the assessed weight or volume of your haul. The more you get rid of now the cheaper these services will be. Following are some of the top items to unload along with environmentally friendly tips for discarding them.

Things You Haven’t Used in Two or More Years

Before you start boxing things up, do a quick inspection and look for crafting materials, extra linens, and other items you haven’t used in several years. Odds are if you haven’t used an item in two or more years, you probably won’t use it further down the road either. Box these things up and drop them off at a local thrift shop or other charity.

Damaged Furnishings

If you have furniture that is currently in a state of disrepair, stop promising yourself that you’ll fix these things up and donate them instead. Post them on an online classified site for free and you’ll find countless people who are willing to come and take them off your hands. In a new environment you want to start fresh, rather than bringing coffee tables and nightstands that have to be propped up or balanced with books to keep them from wobbling.

Stale Wardrobe Pieces

Stop hauling around clothes you haven’t worn for years or no longer fit. Giving these to a local charity is a great way to help people who will actually use these items. It will also free up more closet space in your new Downtown Boston condo for garments that are modern, fashionable, and perfect for your body right now. Clothes that are stained, ripped, or otherwise in disrepair can be used to wrap fragile items when packing or cut up and used for rags when cleaning out your old unit.

Remodel Your Life

Engulfed by the smell of fresh paint and able to enjoy the seamless efficiency of brand new appliances, most people can’t help but to spend a little time shopping for new home items. Although you might be tempted to haul every single item in your old home to your new unit, account for the fact that you’ll want to invest in new items that perfectly complement your new living environment. If you have furnishings, personal items, and clothing that you regularly use and that are in good working order, try not to toss them out until you know that you’re financially ready to replace them. Otherwise, clear out as much clutter as you can so that your new space maintains its fresh and unsullied appeal for as long as possible.

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John Ford
John Ford

Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs

In addition to representing Boston condo buyers and sellers, John is currently one of the most recognized Boston condo blog writers regarding Boston condominiums and residential real estate markets. John's insights and observations about the Boston condo market have been seen in a wide variety of the most established local & national media outlets including; Banker and Tradesman, Boston Magazine The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and NewsWeek and Fortune magazine, among others.


For over 24 years, John Ford, of Ford Realty Inc., has been actively involved in the real estate industry. He started his career in commercial real estate with a national firm Spaulding & Slye and quickly realized that he had a passion for residential properties. In 1999, John entered the residential real estate market, and in 2000 John Started his own firm Ford Realty Inc. As a broker, his clients have come to love his fun, vivacious, and friendly attitude. He prides himself on bringing honesty and integrity to the entire home buying and selling process. In addition to helping buyers and sellers, he also works with rental clients. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Boston condo or rent an apartment, you’ll quickly learn why John has a 97% closing rate.


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