Often one of the most exciting events surrounding a house move is knowing that there’s going to be a new piece of the planet (no matter how small) that you can call your own. Whether it’s across the street, or across the world, it’s fresh, it’s new and it’s exciting. Speaking of the planet, a house move can have more of an environmental impact than you might imagine, so if you want to play your part in protecting our planet then it all starts with the little things and that means turning your house move into an environmentally friendly one. So how do you do this. Let’s take a closer look.
Reduce your carbon footprint by reducing your clutter
Aside from being a cost cutting exercise and a great way to have a clear out, getting rid of ‘stuff’ reduces the amount of packaging and transport you’re going to need and from this respect is well worth doing. With this in mind why not have a garage sale, donate it to friends or charity, or advertise it on the world wide web.
Keep your cleaning green
When you’re moving either out of a property or into a new one, chances are you’re going to go through a load of cleaning materials. If this is the case, then why not ditch the chemicals in favour of eco-friendly cleaning products and reduce your carbon footprint.
Be responsible about your packing materials
Moving takes a lot of bubble wrap tissue paper and cardboard boxes, so rather than go out and purchase a load of new materials, why not do some searching around for old packaging that you can re-use? There are websites dedicated to finding new homes for old materials so that’s always a good place to start. Failing that, why not ask around your friends and relatives to see if they have any cluttering up the garage? Alternatively, many shops (particularly grocery stores) will constantly have an excess of boxes. With this it mind, it might be worth asking them the question. Finally many removalists are more than likely to have a glut of used boxes, so it might be worth speaking to them.
Here at 1300 On The Move we’re all for looking after our planet so we’ll make sure that you’ll get the right sized truck for your move, both saving you money and reducing your carbon footprint. If you’re considering a local move then we offer a great service at unbeatable rates. Contact us on 1300 66 84 36 and talk to our friendly and knowledgeable team to see just how we can help.