Which Comes First — Loading or Unloading?


Springtime is upon us, and the change of season sometimes creates new opportunities in varying forms. A new relationship, new job, and new fitness routine. Maybe a new place to call home!


Hundreds of species migrate seasonally to be closer to mating grounds or more plentiful feeding grounds. Mating may or may not factor into your move, but if you’re migrating just to be closer to your favorite Loaded Pierogi, that’s cool. We don’t judge. We just get you Loaded!


Now, we’re assuming that unlike some species, you won’t need to load up on the pounds before you move, but it’s probably a good idea to unload some of the belongings you’ve accumulated. All your stuff!


How do you begin to part with all your stuff??? Take a deep breath and then the first step — lighten up and unload! Or is it get loaded, then unload? We can never keep track!


Method #1 — Get Loaded, then Unload


Getting rid of your stuff is a tough job, so we recommend you get Loaded before starting. Reward yourself with Baba’s Classic Pierogies or Steak & Cheese Poutine first, then move on to the tougher job of unloading.


How do you decide what to keep and what to unload? We’ll assume you already know to keep those things you use or wear frequently, so we’ll focus on the things you store in the back of closets, garages, attics, and drawers. Things you don’t touch — except for when you’re looking for other things!


Make some ground rules before starting to help you decide.


The 20/20 rule — If you can replace the item for $20 or less and you can do it in 20 minutes, get rid of the item.


The KonMari Method™ — Keep only those things that bring you joy or speak to your heart.


Outdated Stuff — File folders and cabinets full of old invoices, bills, receipts, and assorted records can usually be disposed of after 5–7 years. Of course, some documents you have to hang onto and keep in a safe place, like birth certificates, titles, insurance papers (though these can usually be stored online), and wills. Keep these in a fireproof safe or lockable storage box.


Duplicates or things in need of repair — It’s tough to throw things away that are fixable or that you have more than one of. If you have a duplicate, consider donating, gifting, or selling the extra. If it needs repair, consider the cost and likelihood of repair. Will you get it fixed, or just wait another five years and then throw it away?


Would you miss it? — How long would it be before you go looking for the item if you throw it away? Does it fall under the 20/20 rule?


Just because an item was once useful doesn’t mean it’ll be useful again if you keep it long enough.


Sometimes we hesitate to unload our stuff because of sentimental value, but that kind of reasoning puts you on the fast track to your own episode of Hoarders!


You’ll be amazed at how free it feels to let go of things that clutter up your space.


Method #2 Get Loaded, then unload, then Get Loaded Again!


Follow the same steps in Method #1, but finish off by rewarding your courage and hard work with another trip to Loaded Pierogi! You’ve unloaded like a champ, now get Loaded!

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