Moving may generate a great deal of trash. From books to plastic wrap, there are several items that you will almost certainly discard during a move.
How To Recycle While Moving
At We Move, we encourage clients to contemplate recycling before disposing of anything. Several strategies exist for minimising trash and recycling during a move. Here are some of the most effective techniques to reduce waste and recycle while relocating.
1. Avoid Cardboard Boxes
While you may recycle cartons, you should not use them at all. As far as possible, it’s better to use reusable moving boxes during your relocation, so there is less wastage.
Did you know that wet cardboard boxes become unrecyclable? Often, moving boxes cannot be recycled for various reasons and end up as garbage. On the other hand, when you opt for reusable moving boxes, they do not need to be recycled since they are reused.
2. Utilise Existing Supplies For Packing Supplies
Use old newspapers, old t-shirts, towels, and other soft items to pack. You do not need to purchase additional packing goods for your relocation. Even towels that you intend to use upon arrival can be used to bundle delicate items. Additionally, you can use sheets, blankets, or anything else that is soft that you currently own.
Donate any soft items you do not intend to retain. The most effective strategy to minimise trash during a relocation is to avoid creating new rubbish. You save money and reduce waste by repurposing items you own as packaging materials.
3. Get Rid Of Anything You Do Not Want Or Need
Before you begin packing, look through everything you possess and get rid of anything you no longer want. It can be sold, donated or discarded if required. Anything that may be repurposed, from clothing to outdated equipment, can be donated. By sorting through your belongings, you’ll lessen the amount of stuff you need to relocate, which will help you generate less garbage. You may even hold a yard sale to get some additional cash from random or unwanted items, which benefits you in the end.
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