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Usually, when you are moving, you will need to use a lot of packing and moving supplies. After your relocation is over, you will have a ton of waste. What are you going to do with all the bubble wrapping, cardboard boxes, packing peanuts, and so on? This is especially common when you are moving your office. There are many papers, documents, and office equipment among others, that you have to relocate. This will require a lot of packing supplies. In order to avoid having a large amount of moving waste, you can book Divine Moving and Storage company to help you with your relocation. However, it would be wise to take a few preventive steps as well. For this reason, here are all the ways how you can reduce waste during a commercial relocation.  

Reduce waste during a commercial relocation by using fewer cardboard boxes 

Usually, cardboard boxes are really convenient when you are moving. You can basically put anything inside. they will provide all the necessary safety and protection for your items during transport. In addition to this, you can easily get them, especially since you need to relocate your office. You might already have dozens of boxes lying around in your office. Why you should not use a large number of cardboard boxes? Unless you can recycle, which generally you can do with most of them, they will be the main cause of moving waste. Luckily, since you already have dozens of cardboard boxes, you can just reuse them for your relocation. Even after your relocation, you can just give away the boxes for people that also need to gather all the packing supplies. If you do not have enough boxes, you should try renting them instead of buying them. 

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You should not use a large number of cardboard boxes

Reuse things you have for packing 

As it was already mentioned, you should definitely try not to gather too many packing supplies. Usually, the majority of waste that is made during a commercial relocation is tied to packing supplies. If a cardboard box gets wet during transport, you can no longer recycle it. What about all other packing supplies? You will have tons of bubble wrapping which you will probably never use again. The same applies to packing peanuts, moving blankets, and so on. For this reason, it is better to reuse all the items that you already have in your office. They already mentioned cardboard boxes, newspapers, or all the documents that you no longer need instead of packing peanuts, and so on. In addition to this, it is also better for you to hire office movers. Then, you can rent all the packing supplies from your movers.  

Reduce waste during a commercial relocation by decluttering 

The best way to deal with waste is to prevent it from the start. For this reason, it is time to declutter your entire office. By now, you have probably accumulated a large number of documents, papers, and other office equipment. Probably, you do not need half of the things you currently have in your office. If you want to pack and move everything, you will need more packing supplies which means more ways after the relocation. Therefore, you should declutter all the items you no longer need or if they are in bad condition. Luckily, you can a digital copy of all the documents and save it somewhere on your computer or external storage. You should only leave the important documents as a physical copy. Everything else can be saved on your external storage. 

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Make sure to declutter the office before relocation

Rent a storage unit

It is also a good idea to rent Manhattan storage. If you are not sure what to do with certain items and documents in your office you can always store them in your storage unit. This way, you will have a safe place where you can keep your items until you make a decision. In addition to this, sometimes, it is more convenient to store your items here rather than transporting them. In case your new office is smaller than the last one, you will not have enough space. For this reason, you can just keep your less important documents in a storage unit. Furthermore, you can tell your movers to deliver some part of your items to your storage unit. If not, you can use a couple of days before your relocation to slowly transport your office items to your new storage unit. 

Reduce waste during a commercial relocation by recycling  

Since you are moving your office, then, you probably know everything about recycling. If not, you can always check some local recycling programs to see what you can recycle there. Usually, papers and boxes will be recycled, while some will even accept bubble wrapping. You have to call your local recycling centers to see what you can recycle and when you can come. In addition to this, you should also recycle after your relocation. This is the time when you will have a lot of leftovers moving and packing supplies. As mentioned, you can always reuse some of them for storage, both in your office and storage unit. However, if you can’t reuse it, you have several options.  

  • Recycle it  
  • Sell it to other people that are moving 
  • Donate for free to people that are moving 
  • Contact your moving company and ask them for advice 
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You can ask your movers for advice as well

 Hire a moving company 

The last thing you can do to reduce waste during a commercial relocation would be to hire A moving company. As it was mentioned before, movers will know what to do with leftover packing supplies. Therefore, they will handle packing supplies instead of you. You can see if a moving company that you will hire has an option to rent packing supplies instead of buying them. This is probably the best way to reduce waste. For this reason, make sure to hire her reliable movers for your commercial relocation. 


About Author

Born and raised in the upper east side of NYC. I consider myself an expert with anything moving or storage related aspects in New York City. Having been in the NYC relocation industry for almost two decades I found myself at a point that I am able to answer and help my clients on the first phone call. NYC is amazing and I can't wait for it to recover from the COVID related closures. Feel free to email or call anytime! 212-244-4011