Tips on What to Throw Away When Moving in Long Beach

November 1, 2020

40 ft dumpster Long Beach CA

Written by The Long Beach Dumpster Company Team 


It can be challenging to decide what to throw away and what to keep when you are moving from one house to another. Perhaps you are downsizing and moving to a smaller house, or townhouse. You have a lifetime of memories, and you may have difficulty parting with things that have sentimental value. The good news is you don't have to throw everything that means something to you out. Just follow these tips for what you should get rid of when moving and it will make deciding easier. Long Beach Dumpster Company can help you lighten the load on your move by providing you with a roll off dumpster where you can dispose of all the things you won't be taking with you. We can accommodate your bulk trash, junk, and debris in one of our rental dumpsters. Here are some things to get rid of to lighten your move.

Books that You have Read or Won't Ever Read

Old Books are an excellent and easy place to start. In the 21st century, you don't need a bookshelf and books unless you are collecting them or are saving books from your childhood. Take a look at all the books you own, outdated books like almanacs, and medical or drug references are the first that should be thrown out,  unless as stated before they are collectibles.  Books that are your favorites but are falling apart should be thrown out. Any classic books you have can be downloaded for onto your mobile devices such as a smartphone or tablet.  If you have only a couple of books left after throwing out what you don't need, that old battered bookcase can be thrown in the dumpster with the unwanted books.

Shoes That are Damaged or Unused

Hoarding shoes you won't wear again or are falling apart is an easy way to reduce the load when you are moving. As a collection, shoes can be quite heavy, especially ones that are formal and made of leather. Throw out the shoes that you don't really want.

Clothes that You Don't Wear

Clothes that you don't wear anymore should be donated to charity, or thrown in your dumpster if they are too tattered to keep.

Papers and File Cabinets

As we near the first quarter of the 21st-century file cabinets and hard copies of papers are becoming obsolete. Getting rid of those heavy metal file cabinets and instruction manuals on a dryer you got rid of 12 years ago will go a long way in decreasing your moving load, and will create space in your new home. Make sure to hang on to important documents like birth certificates, stock certificates, diplomas, and any other sensitive or financially essential documents. Any marginally important documents can be scanned and disposed of in your dumpster.

Dilapidated Furniture

Some furniture with sentimental value may be able to be repaired if it is damaged, but be reasonable about it. Is the damage too widespread to fix, or are you on the fence about a piece of furniture sentimental value? Then throw it into the dumpster and see if you need replacements when you move into your new home.

Perishable Items

Is it really worth hauling ten cans of chicken soup and a frozen turkey to your new home? Perishable items can weigh quite a bit and can spoil during a move, so throwing these outs is a no brainer.

Let Long Beach Dumpster Company help make your move an easy one. We will deliver a roll off dumpster directly to your driveway and pick it up when you are done loading it. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff has the experience to guide you as to what size dumpster will best accommodate your move. Call us or fill out our online contact form today. We will be more than happy to assist you with all your pre-move disposal needs.

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