For many of us, preserving the environment and keeping our planet healthy is an important long-term goal, but not one we know how to apply to our daily lives.
Moving is a resource-intensive job that may seem challenging to complete with minimal waste. This month, we gathered a few helpful tips for eco-friendly home and office moving. Here’s what you should know about making a successful, environmentally responsible move. Check it out!
Don’t Box Yourself In
This is an old moving trick, but it is one that can have an important effect on the environment with just a little work. Instead of buying new boxes for your next move, try reusing old boxes instead.
Electronics can often be repacked in the same boxes they came in. For larger boxes, local businesses are usually glad to give you their old packing boxes if asked. If you feel a little more adventurous, trawling through the trash behind supermarkets will often net you a fair amount of used boxes.
Another option is using one of the many plastic packing crate companies that will rent their containers to you for a small fee. This is a great way to save the trees while still allowing you to pack up your belongings.
Make as Few Trips as You Can
Hauling all your belongings from one place to another, especially in a long distance move, can leave a substantial carbon footprint in its wake and is one of the least green friendly portions of moving.
Luckily, a little planning can go a long way when it comes to moving. Take time before you move to make sure you’re doing it in the most organized manner possible, and the one that will take the fewest trips from your old home to your new one. Mark your boxes clearly so that they are packed as tightly as possible to ensure that space is used efficiently.
Turn Your New House Green
Moving into a new home is a great time to change up a lot of the habits you take for granted and set up long-term investments that will pay green dividends into the future.
Replace old light bulbs with newer, more energy-efficient ones, and if you need to buy new appliances make sure to purchase ones that meet the energy efficiency guidelines of the EPA. Leaky ducts and faulty insulation can also be a long term problem for your energy consumption. Have a professional do an inspection and tighten any loose bolts.
Moving in Tucson? Call My Tucson Movers
Feel more confident that you can move in an eco-friendly and responsible manner? It’s something we should all be doing, no matter how difficult it might at first seem.
Something else we should all be doing? Using My Tucson Movers. We’ve been in the moving business for over years, and our service is unparalleled. Call us at 520-822-6140 and let us help you make the move you want.
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