There’s a thousand-and-one things to think about during a move, but one concern that most people forget to consider is the impact of their relocation on the environment. Every year, millions of cardboard boxes are thrown away and left to rot. Old belongings end up in landfills, and trash clutters up abandoned houses.
During your next move, think about how your actions are going to impact the environment around you. If you need some help learning how to stage an eco-friendly move, here are three ways you can do just that.
1. Rent reusable moving crates. More and more moving services are offering “green crates” that can be used repeatedly. Not only are they better for the environment, they’re also sturdier and easier to pack full of belongings. Plus, you don’t have to dispose of hundreds of cardboard boxes once you’re all moved in. Ask around your area to see where you can rent reusable green crates for a few days or weeks.
2. Donate or sell your old belongings instead of trashing them. There’s no reason for your unwanted clothing and furniture to end up in a landfill. Find ways to give them to others locally or sell them online. Whatever you do, help reduce the trillions of pounds of waste that Americans create every year.
3. Hire a green moving company. This is by far the easiest way to ensure you have access to eco-friendly moving materials, practices and tips. Green moving companies focus on handling your move efficiently and safely, without harming the surrounding environment.
Moving to or out of the DFW area? Turn to Green Van Lines for your local and long distance moving needs. Their trained representatives will supply you with everything you need for an eco-friendly move, from green moving supplies and crates to moving tips and checklists.