Out With the Old, In With the New

EDITORIAL: Getting a Start in Dishman

Out with the Old in with the New

If you’re moving to Dishman
WA, be sure to downsize unneeded items, and only move the important ones.

Dealing with all of your worldly possessions at once is the major cause of stress when it comes to moving. The packing and unpacking process is a hassle, so why bother doing it with stuff you never really use? With a little forethought, you can donate, recycle, or throw away your junk before you leave for Dishman, Washington. This can also help you save money on moving costs by reducing the amount of things you move.


If you incorporate your possession purge into the moving process, it will make everything a lot easier. Give yourself plenty of time so you do not feel rushed and start by packing the essentials. It may be helpful to approach the process as if you can only move about half of your stuff at first and had to send the rest along later. What are you going to need immediately when you get to your new place? What do you need right away to feel comfortable and in one piece? Prioritize packing these things first so you can get them out of the way.

Once you have the essentials taken care of, consider what you have room for in your new place in Dishman. If you are not going to have extra storage, but you have things in storage now, go through that stuff and get rid of anything you absolutely cannot live without. Thinking about things in those terms makes it easier to get rid of things that have some emotional significance but really just take up space. Additionally, if your new home is smaller or less open than your old space, you may not have room for all the same furniture and decor, so take measurements and purge accordingly.

It is also important to consider where you are moving. If you are coming to Dishman from Florida, for example, you might want to rethink bringing your beach chairs along because you will be far from a coastline. If you are moving from a warm place, you will not need your extensive wardrobe of shorts and sandals in Dishman. Think about Dishman’s climate and get rid of the stuff you know you will not use, then replace it with more weather-appropriate gear when you are finished relocating.


It is easy to amass a large collection of things you do not need and will never really use, from special equipment for sports you do not play to daring outfits you should have thought twice about and kitchen gadgets that never worked right. Most people tend to hang on to these things on the off chance that they might become useful, but moving offers the perfect opportunity to get rid of them. Moving can be expensive enough without adding on the cost of moving a bunch of stuff you do not need, so think carefully before you start packing and remember that there are lots of people out there who can use what you leave behind. Purging your useless stuff before moving is a great way to get a fresh start in Dishman.

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