Green Moving: Top 5 Eco-Friendly Moving Tips
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When moving, it’s quite easy to consider the impact on your own self through stress and dehydration and other issues, but we can often overlook the strain placed on the environment during a house move, whether you are using your Eastern Suburbs or Inner West removalists, or simply doing it yourself. However, moving doesn’t have to be bad for the environment. Here are 5 ways you can make your house move more eco-friendly.
1. Use and Reuse Boxes
Boxes are neither cheap nor expensive. But, if you use them well, it’s quite easy to be able to reuse boxes. You can either save them for your next move, or pass them onto a friend or family member who needs them too. Your expert removalists in Coogee or Parramatta or wherever you are, will also be able to provide you with these reusable boxes.
2. Switch to greener utility providers
How green your energy or internet provider is ultimately isn’t on you, it’s on them. However, you do have the choice of who to use at your next place. You can do a bit of research to see which company does better for the environment, or use your own understanding. For example, paperless billing, reusing of modems or reduced carbon emissions are a good indicators.
3. Consider Giving Away Unwanted Items
Moving house is a great time to do a little spring cleaning of items that are no longer needed or wanted, or maybe just don’t fit in the new place. Well, instead of taking these items to the landfill, you may want to think about donating to charity, or friends and family. You may even want to ask the real estate agent if there are items like fridges that can be left behind.
4. Use towels and blankets, and old newspapers instead of bubble wrap
Bubble Wrap is made from plastic, and plastic is one of the biggest causes of non-biodegradable materials left to float or lay around forever in our environment. The worst part? We don’t really need to use it. We have plenty of other soft cushiony materials and items that we can use to protect our belongings. When house moving, commonly damaged items such as plates and glasses can be wrapped up in, or placed in a box and padded with, clothes, towels, blankets, and even some with old newspapers.
5. Use eco-friendly cleaning products
One aspect of moving that will never go away, is leaving your current place clean and ready for the next occupants. Sometimes, especially if we have lived somewhere for an extended period of time, it can need quite rigorous cleaning in some areas, and this often means the use of heavy chemicals. However, a lot of these chemicals are not good for the environment or our health. Consider using eco friendly brands and home made cleaning like vinegar and lemon mixes or sugar soaps, which leave a far greater impact.
There are, of course, many other eco-friendly steps you can take to leave a more sustainable footprint on the environment during your move, however, if you start off with these 5 we know that the environment will thank you!
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