7 Things That Are Not Worth Moving

By Alyssa Laffitte on March 18, 2019

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Summer is approaching, meaning that many students will soon be moving into new places. Moving is exciting, but it also involves many decisions. As you pack away your items, you must decide whether something is actually worth moving or not. In this post, we’ll discuss things that are not worth moving.

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Extra papers

It’s easy to horde papers you accumulate over the years. At one point, they might have been important. But now that you are moving, it’s time to re-assess the importance level of the papers in your filing cabinet. There are some papers that should definitely not be thrown away, such as birth certificates, marriage licenses, and passports. On the other hand, there are papers that will not be as important once you move. For example, you will not need to keep grade school report cards or essays (back then, it was a good idea to keep these papers; but now, they are no longer necessary). Before you move, go through your filing cabinet and determine which papers are important or simply extra papers. Remember to shred, rather than simply throw away, any old papers that might contain sensitive personal information.

Expired products

Similarly, it’s easy to accumulate products that end up expiring. This could be anything from a spice, to a medicine, to a makeup product. If you don’t use these things all the time, it’s easy for them to expire without you even knowing it. Go through your refrigerator, medicine cabinets, and your makeup stash. Check the expiration date of all your products; get rid of anything that’s already expired. This way, you won’t be tempted to use anything that’s gross and expired, and if you realize you miss any of these products, you can simply buy a brand new one!

Shower products you don’t use

Shower products are another type of product that is way too easy to accumulate. Things like lotions, soaps, shower gels, bath bombs, and body sprays can take up lots of space. As you pack for your move, look through your shower products and determine which ones you actually use. If there are some you don’t use, and they are unopened, you can give it to a friend. However, you should be careful when you make the decision about what to keep and what to give away or get rid of. It’s easy to say, “I’ll use this shower product eventually”, but then forget about it. Be realistic about which shower products you will use, and give away the ones you won’t use.

Old furniture

Furniture is difficult to move, since most pieces are big. For that reason, moving is a perfect excuse to purchase all new furniture that matches your current decorating style. If the furniture you have is old or does not match your decorating style, it is not worth moving to your new place. Instead, donate it (if it is in good enough condition), or throw it away (if it is broken). Getting rid of old furniture is a good way to start life in your new place with a clean slate, and it will save you the hassle of having to move huge items.


If you have lived in the same place for a while, you probably have collections of things. For example, you might have a collection of DVDs, CDs, notebooks, mugs, or books. It is not worth moving your entire collection to your new place. Decide to keep only the things you absolutely need from your collections, and donate the rest.

Parting with your collectible items, especially media items, can be difficult. To soften the blow, try to find digital versions of your favorite movies, music, and books. You are likely to find your favorite items on many streaming services or online marketplaces. Digital versions will save you a lot of physical space while still having access to your favorite media.

Extra appliances you don’t use

Do you have an old coffee maker you no longer use? Or a blender? If you have any small appliances you don’t use anymore, they are not worth moving. If these appliances are still in working condition, consider donating them. If they are not, throw them away. Appliances you don’t use will simply clutter your new space and make moving difficult, so you should not take them with you.

Decorations you no longer like

It is not worth moving decorations you no longer like. If you have posters from a band you no longer listen to, a movie that is no longer your favorite, a bookend that is too old, or a piece of artwork that is no longer your taste, don’t move it. Instead, consider donating them. This will give you more space for decorations you actually do like.

Think carefully when you pack your stuff, and decide what you will truly need in your new place

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