Everyone’s been focusing on how to make their lives just a little more eco-friendly. We support a cleaner planet and saving you money, so here are some tips and tricks you can use on your next move.
Use What you Have (Tote Bins are Great)
Tote bins last forever, but making them requires sending a lot of chemicals into the atmosphere. While this is true, we’re willing to bet you already have tote bins hanging around your house. Remember, reuse is a great way to stay green. If you can use what you already have, you will already have made a big difference.
Instead of using bubble wrap and other single-use items, wrap your breakables with your soft items such as:
- Beach towels
Really, anything soft can be used to add some extra protection during your move.
Move Smarter, Not Harder
When it comes to moving in a green way, the best you can do is limit the number of trips you have to take to your new place. Below are some tips on how to move smarter, not harder.
- Pack Efficiently.
Try to fill space efficiently. Pack similar items together, making sure that if there are heavy items in the box, they go on the bottom. Make sure the box is not too heavy. It doesn’t matter how effective you were when packing the box if no one can move it.
The easiest way to save time, money and the planet is to simply have less stuff. We recommend donating unwanted items to a local non-profit or a friend who could use your old stuff.
If you have time before your move, you might also choose to have a garage sale. Everybody likes garage sales, right? You’ll even make some money while you are at it.
Loading the Truck
The idea is to maximize the space you have if you can move your stuff in one or two trips, you are being kind to the Earth and your wallet.
- Load the heaviest items first. Furniture should have extraneous elements like couch legs removed to make it easier.
- Headboards and couches should be loaded vertically. They will take up less space this way.
In general, try to maximize the space that you have. Make sure to distribute the weight of your stuff equally, or you may risk an avalanche of boxes.
Now your loaded moving vessel should be one big mean green moving machine. All it took was to use what you had and pack efficiently. Of course, we could always do better, and as time progresses, we’ll have more tips for you. For now, we hope you got some helpful advice on how to move in a green way. Maybe you even saved some money. We’re happy in either case.
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