Green Moving Tips From Leading NY Moving Experts
Posted on: July 11, 2018 | by: admin
If you are like many people today, you work hard to make decisions that are environmentally friendly. If this seems like you and you are getting ready to move to a new home, it is possible for you to make your next move an eco-friendly one. You might not realize it, but most NY moving companies can tell you that it is possible to have a move that is completed both efficiently and is environmentally friendly. Here at Hall Lane, our moving team recommends the following useful tips:
Recycled Boxes – When the time comes to find boxes for your move, you can always go out and buy a stack of new packing boxes. But, most grocery and retail stores are only too happy to have you take their empty boxes off their hands. Some NY moving companies also use recycled boxes, not only does this help cut costs, but you can take them to a recycling center when you are done with them.
Plastic Tubs with Lids – Many stores now offer plastic bins with lids made from recycled materials you can use to pack your belonging in. Check with your mover, the may offer containers like this for sale, instead of cardboard boxes to help cut down on the amount of waste.
Eco-Friendly Supplies – In previous years, nearly every NY moving company used packing materials such as Styrofoam packing peanuts, bubble wrap, and more. Today, there are biodegradable versions of these materials that are readily available along with using recycled packing paper to make your move more eco-friendly.
Repurpose Household Items – Instead of spending money on packing materials, why not use things you have around the house. You can use towels, sweatshirts, blankets, sheets, pillowcases, pillows, throw blankets, and many other soft items to pack breakables and add extra padding. This option is both environmentally conscious and wallet friendly.
Time to De-Clutter – Most NY moving companies will tell you that moving into a new home is the perfect time to de-clutter. This is an excellent opportunity to go through your possessions and recycle, donate, or dispose of things you never use. You can also have a yard sale and make a little extra money while at the same time reducing the cost of shipping your household goods to your new home.
Once your eco-friendly move has been completed, there are measures that you can take to lead a green lifestyle. Pay your bills online, give composting a try, install LED light bulbs, and use energy efficient appliances in your new home. For more tips on making an eco-friendly move or for help with packing and shipping, contact Hall Lane Moving & Storage, your local and long distance moving specialists.