When it comes time to move, you’re going to be using a lot of materials, packing different items, and transporting many belongings, too. And while this may not be your biggest concern, it can actually be quite easy to minimize any negative impact on the environment throughout the process.
Moreover, our expert movers at Arnoff Moving & Storage wanted to make it even easier on you by talking about some of the biggest—and easiest—steps you can take to make your upcoming relocation an eco-friendly one.
So, here are the top six moves you can make to plan and execute an eco-friendly move:
- Plan Ahead & Avoid Unnecessary Trips
- Optimize Your Packing Process
- Utilize Reusable Packing/Moving Materials
- Dispose of Any Chemicals in a Healthy Way
- Choose the Right Moving & Storage Company
1. Plan Ahead & Avoid Unnecessary Trips
First things first, take a breath and plan out your move before you start the packing process. By taking this time, you can avoid a lot of waste, disorganization, and unnecessary purchases in terms of packing and moving supplies.
This also gives you a chance to better consolidate all your belongings, including items that may be in storage. Instead of having your movers make multiple stops, you can save fuel by having everything ready to go in one spot. Even if you don’t have room in your old home for everything prior to the move, you can use self-storage units to keep everything together.
The best part? This will end up saving you money, too!
2. Optimize Your Packing Process
Once the planning is done, you can do even more to optimize packing for your move. For starters, go through all your belongings and organize everything, so you can separate unwanted items. You can then donate, sell, or recycle these and save yourself from packing things you no longer want or need. This will help save space and allow you to use fewer materials for your move.
3. Utilize Reusable Packing/Moving Materials
Boxes and crates are essential when it comes time to pack up and move your home, but that doesn’t mean you have to be wasteful. For starters, you’ll be surprised how many storage containers you may already have around your home that you can use to pack things in. Moreover, you can use blankets and other thick pieces of fabric in lieu of moving pads.
If you still need more supplies, you’re in luck! Most moving companies sell recyclable or reusable moving supplies, so you can still get the materials you need without having to throw things away once your move is done.
4. Dispose of Any Chemicals in a Healthy Way
During the packing process, you may come across some harsh chemicals that you want to dispose of instead of taking them with you. If that is the case, it’s up to you to do so responsibly, so these chemicals don’t pollute the earth and air. Simply do some research to see what your area has set up for toxic waste disposal!
5. Choose the Right Moving & Storage Company
At Arnoff Moving & Storage, we go above and beyond to provide stellar care for our customers in terms of convenience, affordability, and efficiency. Moreover, we want to do our part to be better on the planet ourselves, which is why we sell recyclable packing and moving supplies and offer a variety of vaulted, portable, and on-site storage solutions.
If you’re ready to start planning your upcoming move, or if you have more questions about our services, feel free to reach out to our movers right away. You can either give us a call or use our online form to schedule a free appointment today!
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