Are you someone who likes to live green? Helping the environment is always important, and you should do it when you can. You are even able to make your moving process into an environmentally-friendly event! Here are some ways to make your move a little greener:
Donate, Gift, and Sell
When you are looking to get rid of items that you no longer need or use, make sure that you avoid throwing them out. Many things that you don’t need anymore could be useful to someone other than you. Practice efficient recycling, gifting, donating, or selling items instead of throwing them out.
Use Pre-Used Green Moving Supplies
Ask people you know who has moved recently if they have moving supplies that they don’t need. This gets rid of needing to buy new supplies and ensures that nothing goes to waste. It is often the most straightforward actions that create enormous impacts for good or harm. This is one of the easiest ways to have an eco-friendly, green move.
Use Eco-Friendly Materials For Packing
Using eco-friendly packing materials means cutting down on plastic and packing peanuts with no other usage other than moving the day before they join a landfill. Use clothes, towels, and blankets instead of disposable packing materials. Using what you already have produces less waste, making your move sustainable and green.
Dispose of Chemicals in an Eco-Friendly Way
When you are cleaning your cabinets and getting rid of things that you won’t need in your new home, make sure that you dispose of hazardous materials and clean chemicals in an environmentally friendly way. Most cleaning materials and chemicals have instructions to learn how to safely dispose of them, so make sure that you read and follow them.
Recycle Moving Supplies Once Your Move is Done
Once you’re move is over and done with, avoid directly disposing of moving materials that you no longer need. There is always a chance someone else could get good use of your moving materials, so post on Facebook Marketplace or ask around.
Avoid Unnecessary Trips Back and Forth Between Homes
Unfortunately, fuel is not very eco-friendly. This means that the more trips you have to take back and forth to your new residence, the more impact you will have on the environment. Avoiding additional trips and cutting down on driving back and forth between your old and new space is another way to make your move a little greener. If you can avoid unneeded trips, you will be able to cut down on fuel and other emissions.