With all the decluttering, packing and cleaning involved when moving house, a lot of rubbish is often generated in the process.
While packing can be stressful, it can sometimes be tempting to neglect any environmental considerations and throw away your old belongings in the quickest and easiest way, rather than the most environmentally friendly.
Follow these easy steps to minimise the amount of waste you produce when moving house, so that you can keep your house – and the planet – waste free.
Moving into a new clutter-free house is the perfect opportunity to sift through all of your old belongings and get rid of the things you no longer need. Bringing unnecessary items to your new house increases the amount of fuel and effort required to move the removals vehicle.
Not only does decluttering save you money and valuable space in your new home, but it also helps you reduce waste.
Recycle, donate or sell items you no longer want. Don’t wait until move in day to do this, or you’ll simply end up throwing everything away instead, which creates a huge amount of waste.
There are now a range of user-friendly apps including eBay, Depop and Vinted which enables you to buy and sell pre-loved items for a low price.
Avoid Buying New Packing Materials
Packing materials can generate a huge amount of waste so it’s important to find second-hand boxes instead. You might be able to find second-hand boxes that have been thrown out by businesses.
Have a Car Boot Sale
Car boot sales are a great way to quickly get rid of unwanted belongings without the hassle of packing and shipping them to a buyer. They are perfect for items that are too good to be thrown away.
Simply go to your next local car boot sale, set up a table and exchange your unwanted belongings for some extra money to fund your big move.
If you are running out of time before your move and don’t have the time or space to sort through your belongings, consider hiring a secure storage unit where you can safely store your belongings until you decide exactly what you want to do with them.
Hire an Eco-Friendly Waste Management Company
Are you looking for an environmentally friendly waste company to assist you in your move?
At Cherry Hill Waste Ltd, we have environmentally friendly skips available for hire for both domestic and commercial clients.
We know that dumping waste into landfills is an unsustainable practice and can have detrimental impacts on the planet. That’s why we recycle more than 90% of all the waste we collect and have a mission to increase that figure to 100%.
We offer a range of services, including grab hire, recycled aggregates, skip hire and much more, so that you can dispose of your waste efficiently and effectively.
For additional information on the services we provide or to speak to a member of our friendly team, contact us here today.