Moving Green

The planet is currently facing lot of environmental concerns which affect every human, animal and nation. Since the realization of global warming and its effects, so much has been done in efforts to curb this calamity.

One of the major advancements today is that trucks are much better for the environment than in the past. Unknown to many, it takes over 60 modern big rigs using today’s super-clean diesel to equal the emissions of a single truck produced prior to 1988.

Even so, we still need to do our part in the conservation of the environment.

Here are 5 eco-friendly ways to do your home-move:

  • Mind your Containers

Storage Materials are a moving necessity, many of which are not necessarily eco-friendly. It might be useful to avoid packing materials like Styrofoam and plastics for your move. A good way to stay on the good side of mother earth is to pack in already owned containers or used boxes from friends and neighbors.

  • Use Alternative Eco-friendly Wrapping

Many wrapping materials conventionally used in the moving process have been proven to be harmful to the environment. Alternatives such as Eco-Friendly Bubble Wrap made of recycled content,  Eco Enclose Corrugated Bubble and Green wrap can be useful. Some creativity could also go a long way in this case; think newspapers, T-shirts, tea towels, blankets, and bath towels.

  • Pack smart, not Hard

In the search for storage containers, it could be useful to re-purpose certain household materials just for the move. It is not until you move house that you start viewing vases, pots and bowls as containers.

  • Have a heart for giving

Something about turning your household upside down will bring you to the realization that you have too many things. Instead of having too much to deal with in terms of sourcing extra wrapping materials and storage containers, it might be more efficient to donate extra items. Items like broken down appliances can be given to recycling companies where their afterlife effects to the environment can be cut down.

  • Clean Green

Dust bunnies, cobwebs, grime and soil are a hustle to get rid of during a move. You will require a batch of reliable and eco-friendly cleaning agents if you are going to get through this. Vinegar, baking soda, and ammonia make low-impact replacements for a number of household cleaning agents, like scouring powder, all-purpose cleaners, and kitchen cleaners.

Just like that, you can save the world in your big move.


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Great! such an informative piece of writing.


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