For most people, moving is the worst chore imaginable. Packing, cleaning, and hauling boxes can be tiresome to say the least. Though you don’t want to add any more responsibilities to your list, there’s one more thing everyone should consider while moving: how to make the move more eco-friendly.
Luckily, if you do it right, this can actually make your moving process easier, while reducing your carbon footprint at the same time.
Here are just a few tips you can use to make your next move a little greener.
If you want to make the entire moving process easier, going through your closet is a great place to start. You’ve likely kept years of clothing, shoes, and accessories stored away for a rainy day.
Comb through the items and decide what you don’t really need. Donate clothing in good shape to a local charity shop. Then take your old, worn out shoes and drop them off at a recycling centre.
Use a green moving company
When looking for a moving company, there are several things to consider if you want to help the environment. To begin with, find a moving company near you, so they don’t have to use a lot of fuel. Click here for more information.
A company with plenty of locations and trucks is ideal. If they’re willing to donate old furniture, recycle your trash, and clean up after you, sign up with them right away.
When it comes to all that old furniture and rubbish that you no longer need, you can contact a waste specialist who will take away bulky and domestic items and recycle what is possible. This means you are left focusing on packing the house, rather than dealing with your rubbish.
Rent crates or bins
Ditch cardboard boxes in favour of crates or bins that you can rent. Many companies are developing an eco-friendly way of moving that allows you to rent heavy-duty crates at a price comparable to buying moving boxes. Rent here.
Starting fresh at your new home
Once you arrive at your new home, make a resolution to foster environmental consciousness. Sign up for a recycling service, use LED light bulbs, buy new appliances, purchase a bus or train ticket, update the insulation in the home, and look for ways to generate alternate energy. Find out about heating schemes.
Moving to a new place is the perfect time to get a fresh start, and by inviting Mother Nature into the mix, you’ll be able to successfully reduce your carbon footprint and do your part for the environment. Contact us today.