Moving this spring? You might consider holding a yard sale in preparation for your move. Did you know that your Orange County moving costs will in part be determined by the weight of your belongings? Moving is an excellent time to discern what you want to take with you.
As you sort through and pack up your belongings, you will certainly come up against many items you have outgrown in one way or another. Consider these questions when deciding what is worth taking along:
- Do I have a use for this item in my new home and in this new stage of my life?
- Will this fit in my new space?
- Have I used this item in the last 2 years?
If you answer No, why pay to move these items? Yard sales can be fun and earn you cash toward your Orange County moving expenses or new items that you will use and enjoy in your new home. There are many resources on the web for organizing and advertising your yard sale including this great article on TLC-10 Tips for Managing a Moving Sale.
Another great way to lighten up your Orange County moving freight is by donating your dry food goods. You will save money while helping your local food bank.
From all of us here at Daly Movers,
Happy Orange County Moving!
In our last blog we talked about holding a yard sale to rid yourself of items you won’t need or want in your new home once you move. This lowers the cost of your move which will be based in part on the weight of your load. We also mentioned donating your potentially heavy dry food goods to a local food pantry. But what do you do with all the things that are not worth resale that you just need to get rid of before your Orange County move?
Did you know that nearly everything in your home, garage and garden can be recycled? You would be surprised. Instead of ordering and possibly paying for a bulk trash pick up adding to our already over-crowed land fills, why not recycle as much as you can before your move? Again, this helps in lowering the weight of your move by not bringing along more than you will use or need. As a green mover (Read Here for Arpin Green move Initiatives), here at Daly Movers, we love to get our Orange County move customers thinking about recycling.
When looking at spaces in your home to pack up and prepare for your Orange County move, especially places such as garden sheds, garages and basements, we often find many items that are not in good enough condition to sell or donate. Think twice before you throw it curbside for trash pick-up. An excellent resource for finding just the right recycling center for your specific items is Earth911.com.
At Earth911 your can find local recycle solutions for recycling:
- Construction materials
- Garden supplies and equipment
- Hazardous materials
- Household items
You simply fill in your town name and state and the items/items you are looking to get rid of and the site connects you to an organization that will take it. Some things like scrap metal may even earn you a little cash and leave you with very little trash.
Another great source on the web for those who will be downsizing when they move is Downsizing the Home, Lessons Learned. This source is filled with great articles and resources for downsizing and recycling.
Enjoy National Recycling month as you pack up to move and remember at Daly Movers we are here to provide exceptional Orange County move service and ready to deliver a stress-free move.
With Earth Day coming up on April 22, we at Daly Movers would like to get our movers in Orange County thinking about what to do with your outdoor potted plants and houseplants before you move.
As a general rule, we do not move plants as the inconsistent temperatures, inadequate light and lack of water on a moving van can prove lethal to the plants. So what to do with your houseplants?
If you will be driving your own vehicle to your new home, you could consider transporting your plants yourself. You can personally tend to their needs and keep a close watch during transportation. However, be aware that there may be federal regulations when crossing state or country lines with living plants. You need to check ahead to see what regulations there are for the state or country you are moving to. You can contact your new state’s Department of Natural Resources with your questions about moving your plants across a state or country border. Once you have that information, you can begin planning to transport your plants.
There are many great tips for our movers in Orange County to help with transporting your houseplants at About.com-Moving.
If transporting plants is not an option for our movers in Orange County, consider gifting them to friends and family to ensure they go to a good home. It’s the next best thing to taking them with you.
Earth Day is also a great reminder for gardeners to begin dreaming about what you can grow in and around your new home. Consider subscribing to local nurseries email newsletters in what will be your new community before you move. You can get to know the companies that serve your area and begin dreaming about gardening inside and outside of your new home.
As an Arpin agent, we here at Daly Movers like to reduce waste, conserve resources and remind our movers in Orange County to do the same. Read up about our move recycling tips on our last blog post-April is National Recycling Month
Happy Earth Day from all of us here at Daly Movers