Moving house is always an ordeal, but you can help reduce your impact on the environment by following these simple tips. By being aware of your responsibilities as a human on this planet, you can make more informed decisions in your daily life.
You can take your eco-friendly move one step further by being aware of the responsibilities that go along with it. When you’re ready to make more informed decisions, look no further than these tips for making an environmentally friendly decision.
Eco-Friendly Moving Tip 1: Declutter
Ask yourself: Do I really need to move this? Is it still in good condition and do I genuinely want to keep it? If your answer is “no” then don’t take it with you. When you’re decluttering unwanted items, remember that there are plenty of charities out there that accept donations. The kindest way to dispose of old clothes and other unwanted items is to donate them.
Decluttering makes it easy on yourself and your mover: less time packing, less weight to carry and no need for a big truck. This saves you money and cuts back on greenhouse gas emissions.
Eco-Friendly Moving Tip 2: Pack Right
If you’re collecting boxes or packing crates, make sure they are made of recycled materials. It is easy to find them on the internet or at your local DIY Centre.
Crating is another way to make moving more eco-friendly. Crate items like books and small appliances (like microwaves) in their original boxes. This can help you keep track of smaller items while you’re unpacking.
Eco-Friendly Moving Tip 3: Unplug/ Reuse
When you move out, unplug everything and give it a thorough clean before packing. If you’ve no plans to use your old appliances or furniture in the future, why not donate them? You could even make some money if you need extra cash!
Another great way to keep moving green is to reuse items that may be broken but fixable or repurpose things like crates and boxes instead of throwing them away when you’re done with them.
Moving is an exciting time. However, there are certain precautions that you can take to reduce your environmental impact. Being environmentally conscious shouldn’t end after moving in and settling down but rather become a part of how we live our lives everyday so the planet will be protected overall.