When you’re thinking about moving, there are always so many details to take into consideration. Most people want their move to be as quick and painless as possible. The best way to do this is through efficient planning. The more prepared you are to transition to your next home, the smoother things will go. There are also ways to move that are far less harmful to the environment. Below are some moving tips you can take to reduce your carbon footprint.
1) When you go through all your belongings, try to recycle or donate the majority of what you don’t want anymore. Having a yard sale is a great way to reuse your unwanted goods, while earning some cash at the same time. To reduce your belongings even more, think about all the items you haven’t used in 6 months. Chances are you won’t use this item again. Give these things away to friends or family (or strangers) who could use them. This way you can reuse without create garbage.
2) Look for reusable plastic moving boxes to reduce your carbon footprint. The amount of energy (oil, trees etc) that go into creating one cardboard box (that last only a few times at best) far exceeds the energy it takes to produce a reusable plastic box. The plastic box can be used hundreds of thousands of times before needing to be recycled. You won’t need to fumble with masking tape, and you can be sure that the plastic box will be far more durable than any flimsy cardboard. If it’s raining, your belongings are less likely to get soaked as well. The plastic boxes stack very well, and easily load onto a dolly for simple transportation.
3) When you clean your house for the last time before moving, use eco friendly products to reduce harmful chemicals in the air, water, and earth. You can even use a vinegar and water mix or a baking soda and water combination to get your house super clean. All the products that we use in a day eventually make their way back into our air, water, and soil, which is why it’s so important to keep things as pure and natural and possible.
These three simple moving tips not only help the environment you live in, but they can make your move easier. Yard sales help to reduce unwanted goods, while reusing instead of throwing away. Reusable plastic boxes are more durable and easy to move. While also giving you a chance to reduce energy output in the world (every bit counts!). Being aware of the products you use in your home will change the way you live so. You can be more conscious of what you’re putting into the environment (which eventually come back to us). I hope these moving tips are useful to you, and all the best with your move.