With the end of the school year quickly approaching, many families are making preparations to send their kids away to college for the first time. And once the kids are out of the house, empty nesters might find that their nests aren’t so empty after all. Packing for college is a big ordeal, and you might be surprised that despite the packed car on the way to college, there is still a lot of unneeded junk left at home after the kids leave. Are you ready to clean out the house for a fresh start? Here are some eco-friendly tips!
Ask Your Kid’s Permission!
This probably goes without saying, but make sure to ask your kid’s permission before cleaning out a childhood bedroom. Otherwise a trip home for college could become an unpleasant surprise! However, most kids will agree to get rid of old junk, as long as important items are set aside for safe-keeping.
Weed Out the Pizza Boxes
Sometimes a helpful first step is to simply bag up items that are obviously garbage and recyclables. Pizza boxes, soda cans, candy wrappers, and other items can surface in unexpected places, and weeding them out will make it easier to take stock of the rest of the items. Make sure to check under the bed and in closet corners!
Donate Old Items to Charity
Is your kid’s closet full of old clothes, toys, or books? Consider donating these to charity. Similarly, you can check to see if your local hospital or library will accept donations of old toys and books. It’s easy to find new, loving homes for old items.
Call Brown Box Movers for the Rest
After following the above steps, do you still have a room full of junk? Give us a call for junk removal! We’ll help you take care of the rest of your items in an eco-friendly manner. Feel free to visit our website for more information, or contact us to set up an appointment. We would love to hear from you!