Moving house involves a multitude of tasks: organizing, packing, hauling, and unpacking. Yet, even after the dust settles, there’s the challenge of managing the waste produced during the move. This pile of discarded materials, including cardboard boxes and damaged furniture, often ends up in landfills, contributing to the millions of tons of moving-related trash annually.

Fortunately, there are numerous ways to recycle, reuse, or repurpose these items, reducing waste and living more sustainably. For instance, cardboard boxes, a prevalent type of moving waste, can be reused for storage, passed on to others, or recycled responsibly. Additionally, cardboard can be repurposed into useful or fun creations, such as DIY cat scratchers or dispenser boxes for plastic bags. These initiatives not only minimize waste but also lower your carbon footprint. Explore further tips for upcycling surplus moving supplies in the accompanying resource from Moving Proz.

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