Moving is a messy business, which can often result in significant waste. In today’s post, Busy Buddies, your trusted senior move managers, share tips on how to reduce waste when moving to a new home.
Re-Use Boxes – Excessive use of boxes during moving causes a huge amount of waste. Rather than purchasing new boxes, ask local retailers if they have some they can spare. By re-using boxes, you’re not only making things easier on yourself but you’re helping the environment as well.
Alternative Packing Materials – Most people purchase packing paper for the move. Instead, consider using alternative packing materials for your fragile items, such as old newspapers or old clothes. You can even kill two birds with one stone and make packing easier by using your towels or socks to protect your fragile items if needed. If you’re unsure about how to go about with your packing, you can always turn to the senior moving experts of Busy Buddies, Inc.
Sell or Donate – During your purging process, you’ll likely find items you no longer need. So, save yourself some time and packing space by segregating what you want to keep from what you want to sell or donate. You can donate objects and clothing you no longer use or sell them and earn some extra money for the move in the process.
Recycling Center – So, you’ve dealt with the items that you no longer need but are still in good condition, but what about the ones that can no longer be used? Look for a recycling center in your area. You can bring your broken items or electronics to the recycling center.
Turn to Busy Buddies, Inc. for your relocation needs. We are your leading provider of downsizing help for seniors and caring transitions services. Give us a call at (703) 828-1833 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve clients in Fairfax, VA, and nearby areas in Virginia.