We recycle, carpool to work, utilize the latest energy efficient windows and doors throughout our home, increase the temperature in our home by a few degrees, and buy more fuel efficient cars all in name of helping to save the environment. So why does this commitment to doing what is right have to stop when you move? The good news, is that it doesn’t have to stop. There are several ways in which you can make your move more environmentally friendly.
How to Be Safe for the Environment while Moving
There are several tips that you can take into consideration when it comes to moving environmentally friendly. We have compiled those in which you should consider:
- Use packing materials that are eco-friendly, meaning avoid using the Styrofoam packing peanuts. In addition, you may find that reusing boxes could be a great way to make use of the green packing materials. You can also look into renting plastic crates to pack your belongings in and then returning these to the company once your move is complete.
- Complete your move in as few trips as possible, which is not an issue when using Excel Moving. We will bring a truck and crew large enough to load up and move your entire home in just one day…one of the benefits of using a professional moving company compared to doing this on your own which could take several trips and tanks of gas.
- Ensure that the company you use to move your belongings is doing their best to help with the environment, which we agree should be a vital part of any business!
- Once you are moved, make sure that your new home is utilizing green energy. This means, energy efficient appliances, power reducing bulbs throughout the home and the like to start your new home off right.
What do you think? What green tips can you share for a move? We would love to hear from everyone, as we believe this is an important issue everyone needs to be aware of.