Moving house can be a difficult process. You have so much to consider and to think about during this time. Your green credentials may go out of the window! But, if you want to make sure that you are not damaging the environment when you are moving house, there are some things that you need to consider. After all, moving house does not mean that you have to inflict damage to the earth. While moving trucks and packaging may not be seen as ‘green’, you don’t have to omit them from the moving process. On the contrary, you can still use these all-important home moving tools to take care of your important belongings; you just need to be smarter in your approach.
Let’s find out how you can stay green when you are in the process of moving house. It’s easy peasy, we promise.
Hire a Green Removal Company
Green removal companies are situated across the length and breadth of the US. All you need to do is put in some groundwork to ensure that you have the right company. Finding a green moving company is not difficult. Take a look at various websites of your shortlisted companies and check out their company ethos. They may have green initiatives in their company, such as using red fuels and recycling their packaging. All of these things can help you make a conscious decision on what company to use.
Recycle. Reuse. Repeat.
When it comes to moving home during the winter months, many people are told to bin what they don’t use. Yes, that makes good sense when you want a clear out. But, do you really need to discard things in the trash? No! During your home move, make sure that you are looking at things that can be reused, recycled or given away. Of course, if some goods are truly broken, you should always bin them. But, make recycle piles in your home to ensure that you are not throwing stuff away that can be reused.
Sell Your Stuff: Don’t Bin It!
If you come across some gems during your clear out process, why not hold a garage sale? Make sure that you sell all of the things that are in a good state of repair. After all, one man’s trash is another’s treasure. What’s more, you can make a small fortune from your stuff. You don’t have to recycle everything. But, giving your belongings a new home is certainly better than dumping them in the garbage.
Packaging is crucial when you are moving home. But, many people feel guilty for not opting for a greener solution. If you want to ensure that you are taking care of the environment, but still moving house in a stress-free way, the option is obvious. Rent your packaging. Plastic crates and boxes can be obtained from removal companies. They can ensure that you have everything tag you need to get you moving. But, instead of binning everything at the end of the move, you give it back. It’s guilt-free moving! This can be a good way to protect your more expensive items too!
Moving house is easy with these tips. And, now you know how to stay green too!