Move to the eco-friendly green movement. Thinking of ways to be environmentally conscious while moving might be the last thing on your list especially when you have so much to get done. But if you really think about it, it will make a huge impact on our planet and it’s actually really simple if you keep the following in mind.
Greener Ways to Move
1. Use the Blue Bins
It’s obvious to clean and sort your things before the big move. The things you choose not to bring to your new homes like furniture, clothing, goods and certain gadgets should not be thrown away. Make the effort to drive them to your local charity or donation and recycling facilities. You could even call a donation truck to pick up your items for you. Strive to be more eco-friendly and don’t add more waste to our landfills and oceans, recycle them or give them to a good cause!
2. Coordinate a Garage Sale
Another eco-friendly option you can consider if you don’t want to recycle or donate is putting together a garage sale! This is a great way to make a little extra cash from the things you don’t want.
3. Think Outside the Box
Get creative by eliminating cardboard boxes and use what you already have. Plastic tubs are great because they can be used multiple times and can also be used for additional storage. No plastic tubs? Using your luggage or suitcases that you’re already lugging to your new place kills two birds with one stone! If you have no choice to use boxes, feel free to grab them for free at your local grocery store so they can be recycled for your convenience.
4. Use “Clean” Cleaners
When cleaning both your old and new home, choose to use all-natural cleaning products. Green products are usually made of recycled materials which eliminates any chemicals taken to produce and package them. By using chemical-free cleaners you’re lessening water pollution from going down the drain and decreasing air pollution, climate change, and ozone depletion.
5. Dispose of Waste Properly
Articles like batteries, electronics, home appliances, and paint cans should not be thrown in your recycling or garbage bin. Some of these objects require special disposing arrangements because they contain toxic substances like lead in batteries. Do your research and find resource recovery centers so these things don’t wind up in our environment.
6. Hire a Planet-Friendly Moving Company
Yes, they actually do exist! Put your money into a company that cares about our planet by providing recycled boxes and biodegradable supplies, low emission trucks, and hauling your donation and recycled items to a designated charity or resource-saving center. Champion Movers are proud to claim that they help our planet earth with every move!