How to Recycle Unwanted Items?
Not everything you have in your house is worthy moving with to your new home. Recycling is one sure way of converting non-useful items to make them usable. Society today no longer tolerates waste. That is why every other organization, and governments, are talking about going green. Recycling seems to be at the heart of many companies as a way of reducing waste and keeping our environment safe. So whatever you will not be having shipped or hauled, consider recycling.
Following are some of the items that can be recycled
Books, magazines, newspapers
What do you do with your old reading materials? It feels very wrong to shred them and burn the papers as waste. Recycling is all about re-using an item so in the case of these reading materials, the best way to recycle them is by passing them on. Gather them together and take them to a school, library or second hand dealers. This way, there shelf-life will be extended and you will not have damaged the environment by dumping them as waste.
Shoes and clothing
Shoes and clothes are fashion-based items; their trends keep changing so that what is fashionable today may not be so tomorrow. Those clothes and shoes that remain unworn for many years need to leave your wardrobe. There are dealers of second hand clothes where you can sell these items at a throw away price. Think also about the poor and the needy who are helped through charitable organizations, they too would benefit immensely from these items.
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The aesthetic appeal that comes with furniture last but for a while; you bought that cozy sofa last year and in less than a year, you don’t like it anymore. You don’t want to relocate with something that you will not need in your new home. You can trade in through these dealers and reduce the clutter in your home. The best way to recycle these bigger pieces is by giving them to someone else. Do not take the irresponsible decision of going to dump your furniture at some dumpsite. Yes it will be out of your hands but it becomes a problem for everyone else. Dispose of these items responsibly.
Baby clothes and toys are some of the things that go out of use the fastest. This is because children grow very fast and outgrow clothes as well as toys which are still relatively new. If you do not have a family member you can benefit from these items, package them well and take them to the nearest children’s home. If that is not possible, take them to a second-hand baby clothes dealer and make something small from them.
Recycling is not only said to have been done when something is crushed and changed from its original state. It entails finding a way to re-use something that has not been in use for a while. So as you prepare to move, use the ideas above to get recycling.