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Moving From A Pittsburgh Apartment With No Elevator? Read This Packing Guide

by PRC Agency PR

All of us joke about having too much stuff. But when it's time to move, the joke's on us.

All those specialized kitchen appliances, trendy shoes, pieces of exercise equipment, and books we just knew would change our lives mock us from beneath the coats of dust they collected, unused on the shelves. Got an apartment without an elevator? That exercise bike that's never been turned on isn't chuckling at you, it's howling with laughter.

Let's face it. Americans have a reputation for having too much stuff, and moving usually makes that reality painfully clear. But there's hope. A guide from Movers.com can help you wade through the clutter. It includes detailed explanations about what to pack and what to discard when moving to a new address.

If you'd like to read the full guide, visit https://www.movers.com/moving-guides/deciding-what-to-pack-and-what-not-to-pack-when-moving.html

Statistics reveal that the United States has more self-storage units than any other country in the world. Industry data shows that between 50,000 and 60,000 self-storage facilities had been built in the country as of early 2023. Popularity is growing in places like Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, and Australia, but America is home to roughly 90 percent of storage units in the world.

Overflowing closets aren't just embarrassing - they can have real-world consequences for your move. If you're moving out of an apartment with no elevators, you're forced to carry your unwanted stuff down flights of stairs. Houses that appear to have inadequate storage are slower to sell. And discovering owners’ leftovers during walk-throughs is one main reason buyers delay closings, according to Realtor.com. But the Movers.com guide can help you avoid these outcomes. Their advice starts with a mantra of "do I really need this?" as you progress through a zen purge of your attic, junk drawer, closets, and garage.

Some items will elicit a resounding yes, like:

  • Items used on a daily or weekly basis - such as toiletries, clothing, cookware, and linens.
  • Sentimental items like photo albums, souvenirs and other special mementos.
  • Important legal documents like birth certificates and social security cards.   


Others can be donated to reduce moving expenses, sold to recoup some cash, or discarded:

  • Unwanted clothing, shoes, books, and toys can be donated to charity.
  • Furniture, musical instruments, and sporting equipment can be sold.
  • Newspapers, magazines, paperwork, expired medications, and other outdated items can be thrown away.


Storage units may be a reasonable option for managing your space temporarily, the guide recommends. These units are best used for out-of-season clothing, holiday decorations, and sentimental keepsakes. Storing items you'll need seasonally ensures the unit doesn't get forgotten.

Parting with items can be challenging, but paying to move unused items is a waste of space and money. Systematically assessing each room and determining what’s necessary is a proactive step toward a successful move.

Once you've pared your items down, you can get free quotes for relocation services in Pittsburgh at Movers.com. The company fosters a network of hundreds of local, interstate, and international screened moving professionals. Each mover in the network is checked monthly to ensure customer satisfaction remains high.

Movers.com was founded by relocation professionals with decades of experience in the business. The company has deep ties to the industry and provides quotes, do-it-yourself guides, and connections to trusted experts. More than 750,000 customers have used the services Movers.com provides.

If you'd like to read the full guide, get other tips, or search for obligation-free quotes for local movers, visit https://www.movers.com/moving-companies/pa-pennsylvania/pittsburgh/cheap-movers.html


Movers.com City: North Brunswick Township Address: 1596 U.S. 130 Website https://www.movers.com/ Phone +1 866 343 1243

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