How to Manage and Reduce Waste When Moving
06.02.2022 GREEN LIVING 0.0 0

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Once you get started with the moving process, there are a lot of parts that get moving around. Puns aside, this period can be a bit stressful and overbearing as you are trying to keep an eye out for everything. From start to finish, you are aiming to keep your valuables intact and get settled into your new haven. Moving, in general, does not have to be that stressful as with a bit of organizing, elbow grease and a positive attitude, it can become a breeze. It can be easy as counting to one, two, three, so let us get started, shall we?

1. Recycling

Moving can be seen as a sort of inventory management. You are moving all of your stuff so you can get a better overview of what you exactly have. Drawers can be full of things you have long forgotten, not to mention your closets and attics. Moving can be made that much easier if you finally decide to let go of the things you forgot and don't need anymore. 

Decluttering saves moving space, reduces the overall costs, and lets you focus on the new items. Also, your new space won't get oversaturated with needless items. Australians care about the environment more than others and recycling can go a long way in proving that. With recycling, you are doing yourself and Mother Nature a favour. 

Old electronics, paper, plastic, clothes and many other items that you re-discovered and probably don't need only take up valuable space. All of them can be recycled, and you can gain a bit of cash to help during the moving process along the way.

2. A helping hand

Trying to do everything by yourself can be a daunting task. One where, in the process, you can only make more troubles and waste if you venture in alone. Doing multiple trips only raises the chance that something can get broken or lost. Packing alone can be stressful and you will end up spending a lot more time and resources on the moving process. 

Going thru your friend list, you can reach out and ask for some help while moving. Traditions state that they should, almost always, be rewarded with beer and pizza as you go thru everything you have to move. Or you can opt for plan B. Putting it all on paper, and assessing the situation, can make you realise that is more expensive to juggle it all by yourself. 

Your time, money and energy can be saved by reaching out to professional and experienced removalists in Sydney. As you do, you will realise that now you have plenty of time to devote to other things as you have just gotten peace of mind. Also, professional companies come with their equipment and materials, so you don't have to waste your own.

3. Garage sales

One more way to earn some extra cash, and reduce the overall moving inventory, is garage or yard sales. What's garbage for one person is gold of the next one. Chances are that you have plenty of items that have lost value to you but are valued by plenty of other people. There is no sense in letting all of that go to waste or to overburdening your moving truck with unnecessary items. 

If you have kids, you can also get them involved, as well, and make it a fun family activity. Garage sales before moving day can also be a nice way to say farewell to your old neighborhood and to let your neighbors know where you are going. Friendly neighborhood relations are always great to have and garage sales can be that final cherry on top that will make the departure bitter-sweet.

While all of this may seem daunting at first, since you already have plenty on your plate with the whole moving shenanigans, the most important thing to do is to get started. Just as you started the moving process, so too is it necessary to take the first steps involved with packaging and waste management. One by one and you will soon be amidst things and will notice considerable progress. You know the exact moving date, so it will be that much easier to plan everything. We wish you all the best in your future endeavours.

Written by Patrick Adams


About the Author

Patrick Adams is a freelance writer and rock-blues fan. When he is not writing about home improvement, he loves to play chess, watch basketball, and play his guitar. More than anything, he loves to spend his time in his garage, repairing appliances and creating stuff from wood.


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