September 21, 2023
Posted by:
Jim Henderson

As 80 million baby boomers downsize all at once, many homeowners are looking for ways to recycle things while downsizing. Here are 5 common items you can recycle while downsizing.

1) Furniture- If a downsizing homeowner has furniture (not mattresses) which are in excellent condition and aren’t too dated, donation centers often will pick them up and resell them at their thrift shop to needy families.

2) Kitchen and bath cabinets, appliance and fixtures- Often downsizing homeowners will renovate the home they are moving into. Through companies like Renovation Angel ( when these items are removed, they can be recycled when downsizing. A simple call, some Face Time/Zoom pictures and most of these can be recycled to other homeowners who are conscious of the environment and will recycle them.

3) Packing materials – When homeowners have a moving and storage company pack and move them, often the moving company will offer to come by the new home and pick up the boxes and paper and will recycle these by giving them to homeowners who are packing themselves.

4) Wooden crate- Homeowners who need art and sculptures crated with wood crates often have the moving company remove those crates after the move. Almost all of these wooden crates can be recycled when downsizing.

5) Metal- Some homeowners who have a lot of steel tools, shelving, metal lawn ornaments and even old metal appliances, can recycle while downsizing because there are companies who will pick up metal to be recycled.

The William C Huff White Glove Moving and Storage Company always helps their clients recycle while downsizing by consciously reusing all paper, boxes, wooden crates and all wrapping materials, saving more than 350,000 pounds of materials from going into the landfills.

William C. Huff Companies is committed to simplifying the complicated maze of moving and storing your priceless possessions. With over 40 full-time, tenured, and highly trained staff, you can be assured that your move will be handled smoothly and professionally, from the first phone call until the last box is unpacked.