Today is Sunday December 17, 2017

 

Reducing Waste When You Move

With millions of us moving each year and the amount of household waste on the rise, it makes sense to try to keep waste to a minimum when it comes time to move. Here are a few tips that will help you keep waste to a minimum when you move.

∙Try not to buy new boxes — start saving boxes beforehand. Check with local businesses for any leftover boxes. Also ask any new neighbors who have recently moved in.

∙If you’re not able to scrounge up old boxes, go with corrugated boxes with the highest recycled content you can find.

∙Pack your clothes, linens, and other items in suitcases or duffel bags that you already own.

∙Recycle your boxes once you’re unpacked and moved in.

∙Check with your moving company about renting reusable storage crates. These boxes last about 10 years and can then be recycled.

∙Use old newspapers to wrap your fragile items.

 

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