The first thing for a mover is to determine what they do not want to keep or bring with them to their new home. While moving locally is usually calculated on an hourly basis, moving interstate is determined by weight. So it’s important to lighten the load wherever a mover can. Once the items staying behind are determined, there are many disposal options to consider. http://www.youtube.com/
Donating to charity: When a family or individual is moving, there are many opportunities to donate items to charity. There are lots great organizations that welcome donations, many of them specializing in particular items. More Than Words in Waltham, MA is one charity Humboldt works with, they focus on book and DVD donations. Canned goods and other foods are another way a mover can trim their load and do some good in the process by donating to a food pantry.
Furniture: Furniture can be heavy and take up tremendous amounts of space depending on how much a family has. Sometimes a family goes through the basement or attic and finds they have more furniture than they thought. Giving these items to family members can be an option but there are also organizations that accept furniture donations. An example of such an organization near Boston is Furnishing Options. Most unwanted items will be accepted by one non-profit or another, it just takes a little research to find out who wants what.
Recycling; Humboldt has found many families accumulate all kinds of metal. Collecting all the metal items in a home and recycling them could actually bring in some extra money when it’s really needed.
More on how to find ways to get rid of unwanted items before a move including an educational video can be found here: http://www.movingcompanyblog.com/?
About Humboldt Storage and Moving:
Humboldt Storage and Moving is Greater Boston’s oldest moving company and largest United Van Lines agent. The Boston moving company, founded in1905 is an original stockholding member of United Van Lines and remains within the top five percent of all United Van Lines agents in the country for sales volume.
The company’s philosophy is “Relax. And get moving.” Moving is cited as one of the more stressful occasions in people’s lives and the entire Humboldt team goes to great lengths to ensure all customers feel at ease through the entire moving process. The team at Humboldt Storage and Moving are specialists in assisting seniors with sensitive down-sizing relocations, coordinating highly technical biotech/lab and hospital moves, fine art moving and storage, time-sensitive office relocations, as well as traditional residential relocations both local and international and packing services.
Boston-area moving company Humboldt Storage and Moving is headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts. The Canton location also serves as a 90,000 S/F state of the art, climate-controlled storage facility, serving the needs of clients with more long term needs. For more information about Humboldt’s expertise and moving services please contact them at (781) 821-8777. For additional information visit http://www.humboldt.com/