Moving from one site to another, or even moving from a residential area, can seem like an overwhelming task. Donating or recycling many items may be easier than taking them with you. There are also many items that you’ll likely want to dispose of before moving. Whether you’re running a business or moving from an individual residence, there are several tips to follow when preparing to move.
1. Start With Closets
Closets are where we tend to “stuff” items we aren’t regularly using. Consider taking items to the Salvation Army or Goodwill that you know won’t be used any longer. This could include smaller items such as dishes, knick-knacks, shoes and clothing. Most types of clothing are actually recyclable. Even if items aren’t in good enough condition to donate, they can be recycled. Many green organizations can recycle clothing.
2. Recycle Old Electronics
Electronics can include everything from televisions to computers, monitors, phones and gaming sets. Even if these items aren’t currently in good working condition, you can still usually donate them. Many types of electronics are not accepted at landfills because they contain lead or other Hazardous Materials. In San Diego, there are centers that will accept these electronics and repurpose them to keep them out of landfills.
3. Give Away Furniture
Furniture is often large and bulky, and you’ll probably not want to take a lot of it with you on moving day. Many thrift and second-hand shops will often take used furniture. Places like the Salvation Army will even pick up used items, including furniture. You’ll be helping less fortunate individuals while making your move more manageable and less stressful.
4. Donate Old Appliances
Even if appliances are not completely in working order, they can often be donated. Old washing machines, for example, can be taken apart, and certain parts and sections of the machine are reused. Refrigerators and ovens, whether from homes or office break rooms, can also be donated.
5. Contact Debris Box
After you’ve donated or recycled as many items as possible, it’s time to make arrangements to remove everything else you won’t be needing before you move. Debris Box can help you get rid of unwanted items quickly and safely. You’ll need to know what materials you’ll be tossing and what size dumpster will work best for your commercial business or home. We provide a variety of dumpster sizes as well as recycling services. Whether you’re a site or project manager for a construction site or a homeowner needing residential clean-up and recycling, we can help you get ready to move. Contact Debris Box today for more information.