Moving inevitably causes some waste and pollution. However, you can still stay eco-friendly by following several ways to move without needing tons of new boxes and other packing supplies. Those 6 tips help you make your move more effortless, eco-friendly, and cheap.
When you decided to move first, you should find an efficient way to declutter your home swiftly. Fewer belongings mean less stress while moving. The fewer items you carry, the less you pay to movers or transport. Eliminate all unnecessary items as soon as possible. Try decluttering in stages. Moving items you do not need wastes so much time and resources. While decluttering, you will be able to rent a smaller truck.
All the containers you have are great to fill up with stuff. You should use your items that can be used as a carrying bag or box. Please have a look at the packing hacks blog that will help you much. These are common examples of items that can be used as a carrying bag:
It would be best if you compared the cost of moving your belongings with the expenses of buying recycled and used ones in your new town stop, while you are planning a long-distance move. Buying used furniture instead of carrying them can be cheaper and more eco-friendly.
You should measure your belongings' volumes accurately and estimate the truck's optimal size to minimize trips. If possible, you should ask for help from professionals and do it all in one trip.
You should use secondhand boxes and packing materials instead of wasting money on brand new boxes. You can get your packages for free from grocery stores. Check with local businesses; they might have left their boxes that you can pick up. It would help if you asked your friend who recently moved. Reuse packing materials reduce a significant amount of waste and moving costs.
You can also use what you have for packing paper. Towels, linens, cloth bags, clothing/sucks, blankets can be used for packing picture frames, vases, and other fragile items. Bedding also works to protect your TV and tablets. You can collect some tight bags, old T-shirts, paper and plastic grocery bags (even torn ones) old newspaper before moving day, and those items can be utilized for packing breakables and to fill your boxes instead of plastic foams. If it is inevitable to buy packing material, choose biodegradable, re-useable, and used ones.
Moving to a new home can be a turning point for an eco-friendly lifestyle and change your habits and routines. It would be best if you were eco-friendly not only while moving but also after moving. What about starting with those seven steps below:
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