The thought of hauling everything you own to a new place can be daunting for just about anyone. While the internet is full of tips, hacks, and useful tricks to make your next move easier, ultimately it requires a lot of work and sweat to get the job done right. If you’re stumped as to what you can afford to let go or you’re simply having trouble making your downsizing checklist, the following items are some of our top recommendations to toss before your next move:
Disposing of Old Medications
Medicines expire just like food. After they reach their expiration dates, they might no longer function as intended. Some medications may even cause unpleasant or dangerous side effects if taken after the expiration date. For safety reasons, it’s better to throw out old medications instead of taking them with you.
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Dead Or Almost Dead Houseplants
If your houseplants have seen better days and you’re struggling to keep them alive, moving them to a new house may be just the thing that does them in for good. If you’re not confident a houseplant is healthy enough for a move or there’s a chance you may be bringing some plant pests along for the ride, it may be best to dispose of it or give it to someone with a greener thumb than you.
Disposing of Paint
You might have found a great shade of paint for your exterior or interior that you love, but that same shade may not look as good in your new house. Since you know it will match the colors of your old home, you could label the cans with the rooms to which they correspond and leave it in a garage or basement for the new owner to use for patch jobs. If the paint is old and dried out, it would be better to dispose of it properly. Paint disposal tip: mix it with cat litter to absorb moisture so that it turns into a solid. Then the paint cans can be placed in your trash for regular pick up. Liquid paint should never be put in the trash as it will reach into the landfill.
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You might have a fuel tank in your shed or garage that you use to fill a lawnmower or snow blower. If you have old fuel lying around, it’s best to dispose of it safely instead of taking it with you when you move. Driving with a tank of fuel inside a vehicle can potentially cause it to spill over your other items, not only causing damage but also possibly creating a fire hazard.
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