6 Eco-Conscious Ways to Be Less Wasteful While Moving


So you decided to move out and lead an independent living lifestyle in a condominium unit. Or perhaps you bought a new and best value for money condo and you still have plenty of stuff from your previous residential property that you want to bring with you. Inevitably, there will be things that you’d end up abandoning.

This makes moving out quite a wasteful activity even though you don’t really intend to.

But it doesn’t have to be the case. There are stupendous ways to become less wasteful while moving out into your new home and start a brand-new life. In this blog post, allow Asterra to guide you through your moving process and make it less wasteful and therefore more sustainable.

Crucial Steps to Take for a Less Wasteful Moving-Out Process

Moving out to your new place can be tremendously stressful without planning ahead. You can follow our steps below to ensure a seamless process of moving out to your new home.

1. Do a decluttering session

Before you actually start packing, rummage through your personal belongings and determine which of your things are no longer useful to you. And while you’re leaving them behind, doing a major cleaning and decluttering session can actually help you decide what furniture or other household items you’d want to keep and bring with you to your new dwelling place.

2. Donate the things you no longer need

Having done a decluttering activity, consider donating items that are still in relatively good condition but you no longer want or need. It could be kitchenware, clothing, accessories, books, power tools, sports equipment, toys, appliances, and excess non-perishable goods. It is also essential that you know where to donate these items. The following are just some of the most relied-upon organizations in the Philippines to donate household items or practically anything that still holds value:

  • Segunda Mana (for furniture, appliances, office equipment, electronics, footwear, and bags)
  • National Library of the Philippines (for books, magazines, journals, and other reading materials)
  • H & M (for garments, whether brand-new or old clothes)
  • Philippine Toy Library (for kids’ toys of any kind)
  • Goodwill Industries of the Philippines (for kitchenware, gym equipment, toys, books, shoes, and anything with minimal dents)
  • E-Waste Management Philippines (for electronic items such as old and broken laptops, computers, cellphones, batteries, power banks, refrigerators, and air-conditioners)
  • The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) (for towels, floormats, rags, and old newspapers)

As the popular saying goes, one person’s trash is another’s treasure. So instead of disposing of your excess items in the garbage bin, it’s much better to donate and practice a little act of charity in a world that badly needs them. Besides, the mere act of donating can also make you feel good about being good. It can even elevate your mood and make your day.

3. Wrap delicate items with clothes

Aside from donating a ton of your unused and outgrown clothes, they can also be used to wrap fragile items that you want to bring into your new flat. It is the eco-friendly choice that will prevent you from using bubble wrap and packing peanuts to protect your frail possessions. The result will be less waste and you will feel good about going green in your moving out process.

4. Reuse boxes and other packing materials

It turns out going to the mall and grocery stores every once in a while in the span of many years will come in handy for you. If you only have a few used boxes for packing, ask your friends and relatives for extra boxes and even old newspapers for carefully wrapping and protecting your prized belongings. They sure have a few to lend you. If all else fails, buy boxes that are also made from recycled materials to remind yourself to opt for eco-conscious practices and reduce waste as much as you can.

5. Hand over leftover food items to your neighbors

If you have food items left in your fridge that will go to waste unless consumed or cooked immediately, consider handing them out to your neighbor or have them picked up by a family relative. This way, they won’t go to waste. Not only that – you get to help a friend or neighbor have something to eat or cook for the night!

6. Consider hiring a moving company

Tapping a moving company for labor assistance is only logical, though it obviously costs money. But these companies specialize in helping homeowners to have a less hassle moving out process by assisting in the packing and unpacking, loading and unloading, and even in transferring household items inside your new property if you ask to do so. They have the vehicle to accommodate large and multiple household items and people to physically assist you during your actual day of moving out.

But here’s how you can go the extra mile: research moving companies and choose the one that does not only promote sustainable practices but also demonstrate them through using a fuel-efficient van or truck, employing eco-friendly packing materials, and having recycling policies and programs in place.

Moving to Asterra is doubtless worth your time and money. We take pride in our best value for money condominiums and a self-sustaining community that gives homeowners immense satisfaction.

Whether you’re from Luzon, Visayas, or Mindanao, there is an Asterra property that will fulfill your immediate housing needs. What’s more, our housing communities nationwide are near schools, medical institutions, supermarkets, local government offices, and even local tourist spots.

Partnering proximity to vital establishments are some quality community perks, such as a clubhouse, pocket gardens, play area, basketball court, fitness gym, tranquil pools and landscapes, and among others.

Achieve your property investment goals with the housing brand that delivers. Get in touch with a Asterra’s accredited seller today and get your condo in Philippines very soon!

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