Moving is always an equally exciting and terrifying experience. On one hand, you have the joy and novelty of moving into a new home with new surroundings.
On the other hand, moving house also means dealing with the massive amount of waste that seems to suddenly multiply the minute you start breaking out the moving boxes. It’s a terrible reality we all have to face when moving, but luckily there is a way to stem the tide of junk and waste from ruining an otherwise pleasant moving experience.
Establishing a checklist of everything for moving is going to help massively with your experience. Go room by room and figure out what you need to take and what you don’t. This is going to help keep you organised and make things a lot easier when it comes time to actually unpack all those boxes. Similarly, you’re also going to be able to actually keep track of what you’re doing without getting scattered and distracted every few minutes. (Don’t worry, we’ve all done it. No judgement.)
Start packing early. That sounds super obvious, but the reality is that for most, the idea of moving never really seems to settle in until the moving truck arrives. Get started on your packing a few weeks beforehand and start slowly chipping through your list of stuff until the big moving day arrives. You’ll be ahead of the game with your prep and you’ll be able to suss out what is and what isn’t junk well beforehand, making getting rid it much simpler and quicker.
Now, we know we said earlier that you need to make a checklist, and that’s still true, but we’d also recommend running a second list that specifically covers junk. That is going to make double sure that you know exactly what items are in your house that you won’t be taking to your new home and what needs to be thrown away. Once you have that list, it’s going to be a lot easier to figure out how to get rid of everything.
One of the biggest barriers to effective waste management is figuring out just what to do with all of those damn batteries and electronics that always seem to multiply when you’re not looking. Whether it’s batteries, cables or old cell phones, the piles of unused electronics always grow and there never seems to be any clear idea on how to get rid of them!
Most of the time, a rubbish removal company will happily take care of this issue for you if you can’t be bothered. However, in the event you’d like to handle it all yourself, then get that e-waste organised and ready in its own separate box and deliver it to your local drop off point, which is usually somewhere near a library or youth centre in your area.
If you’re unsure, have a look through your local council website to learn where the drop off point for e-waste is located.
And that’s it! Follow these simple rules and you’ll be well prepared for whatever your house throws at you!