Moving Day Made Easy with Tips from

Share Article makes moving into a new home easier, by taking boxes of old bills, statements, and junk mail, picking them up, shredding them and recycling the paper. The company also offers tips on how to lighten the load before moving: how to get rid of outgrown clothes, extra furniture or household items.

This is especially true of old clothes, children’s toys, and documents in your filing cabinet that are ten years old or more., the document shredding and recycling service experts, have some useful moving tips for consumers as the beginning of moving season approaches.

“As you get ready to move into your dream home, the best moving advice is, don’t move the things you no longer want or need,” says Steve Hastert of “This is especially true of old clothes, children’s toys, and documents in your filing cabinet that are ten years old or more.”

Filing cabinets, says Hastert, are jammed with documents that have outlived their usefulness. They're full of years worth of bank statements, pay stubs and product manuals. According to good record retention guidelines, consumers should shred everything that is no longer required by law or useful. And, as consumers empty their cabinets, they should toss all of the old bills, statements, and junk mail into cardboard file boxes. When the boxes are full, have them picked up and shredded by Ship ‘n’ Shred ( In addition to being fast and easy, the paper is recycled instead of ending up in a landfill. also offers tips to help make moving day easier:

Donate Old Clothes

For clothes that are either outdated, worn out, or simply don’t fit, the Salvation Army or Goodwill Industries will often pick up the bags of clothes at your home or apartment if you call in advance.

Have a Garage Sale Before Moving

As you begin packing all of your household items, consider which ones you use, and which you don’t. A garage sale before you move will prevent you from having to box and carry toys your children have outgrown, a loveseat you don’t want any more and excess kitchen gadgets.

Eat from the Pantry

Don’t pack half a box of pasta, cereal, and other unsealed food items. In the weeks before your move, make dinner selections from the pantry and freezer. It saves you money and the hassle of finding a way to transport these awkward items.

Other moving tips include:

  • Start packing items you rarely use well ahead of time.
  • Call your phone company 30 days before moving.
  • Get a change of address from the post office.
  • Keep furniture parts – especially nuts, bolts and screws – together in a plastic bag.
  • Mark boxes that you need to open first.
  • On moving day, set up your bed first. When you are done with moving, you have a place to sleep.

For more information on record retention guidelines, please call Steve Hastert at DataGuard USA at 303.988.3401, or visit


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