Blog: Moving Tips: How to Get Rid of Hard to Throw Away Items

Moving Tips: How to Get Rid of Hard to Throw Away Items

When you wish to de-cluttering, the sorting practice becomes boring and robotic. Keep, Donate or Trash can be a massive job because you don’t know how to classify. Which items you don’t want to keep, no one would want it and even throwing it away won’t be safe. So what to do with it? Follow the moving tips of the waste removal company for getting rid of those hard to throw away items.

Batteries

If your batteries are not rechargeable or don’t have chargers, get rid of the hard to throw away. Bad, leaking batteries are hazardous for the environment so gets rid of them as soon as possible after they served its purpose. You should recycle batteries instead of placing in the landfill. You can ask for advice to your waste removal company too.

Light Bulbs

Most of the light bulbs are made of materials that couldn’t be either recycled or thrown out safely. So find out your municipality if they will collect old light bulbs for disposal. In addition, before putting any lighting fixtures in the moving truck, don’t forget to wrap them up with paper and carefully pack in a box.

Bad Medicine

Every family has a cupboard full of old and unused medicine. Check it out when the National Drug Take Back Day is scheduled in your area or if your municipality collects the expired medicine. Always read the labels for any precautions regarding disposal the medicine before flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away in the trash.

Paint Cans

Paint cans are considered as hazardous materials, so dumping it in the trash is dangerous. Before you get rid of the paint containers, check the used paint if it’s in good condition then offer it to your family, neighbors or local friends. Even you can ask the new homeowner who may appreciate it for quick touch-ups. You can also post it online where others can take it off for use.

If nothing above is applicable then dry it out. Check with your municipality if they collect it or if you can throw away in the trash or ask the waste removal company for help.

Trash Cans

Cans are recyclable, if they are made of plastic or aluminum. So get rid of trash cans is not a hard job. You can sign in online with the unwanted trash cans collector or ask the trash collector to take the trash cans.

Trashed Tires

Your waste removal company probably won’t haul your old tires because there is no reason to do it. So it’s better to contact your municipality if they collect trashed tires or if there any tire-donation programs exist in your area or not.

Matches

If you’re one who has a collection of matches that you don’t want or you don’t need it, then simply soak them in water and throw them out in the trash or ask for help to your waste removal company.

Now the following tips on what to do in the moving day will accelerate your move as well as reduce your moving cost.

Moving day

In moving day, remove and pack your bedding and put in a large box. Once your old home is empty, do a walk around the house to make sure everything is loaded up and you’re ready to go. Turn off the lights, lock the windows and doors at your old place.

When arrives in the new place, do an initial inspection of your new home and make a note of any damages or problems. Walk through the house and listen to you to get an idea and understand that what you exactly need to do. Check that all utilities are on and working properly. At your new home, begin unpacked and if you need a hand then schedule an unpacking appointment with your waste removal company to place everything where you want them.

Before move confirm that your mail will arrive at your new home. Verify that the utilities at your old home are no longer in your name. Confirm that all of them have your new address, including banks, credit cards, insurance, IRS, attorneys, accountant, doctors, newspapers, memberships. Most importantly, you have fixed your schedule with your waste removal company.