The less stuff you have to pack and transport, the simpler your move will be. Clear out the basement, the attic, closets, the junk drawer and the shed. Have a yard sale, sell it on Craigslist, take it to Goodwill, or throw it away. If you’re moving far away, consider getting rid of furniture, too. Unless you’ve got really high-end or heirloom pieces, it could actually be more expensive to transport them than to buy new ones.