At All Points Moving & Storage, we are regularly trying to protect our environment and do our best to leave as little of a carbon footprint as possible. In many instances, it can be easy to forget about the environment during your move and create even more of a mess. At All Points Moving & Storage, we want to remind you of three eco-friendly trips for a greener move!
Never Buy New Boxes
In most cases, moving is no surprise to anyone, but it tends to creep up on everyone. Instead of buying brand new, last minute boxes to pack your belongings in, consider doing more eco-friendly, alternative things. Calling up your friends, family members, and checking with your local grocery store is a great way to find used boxes that can easily be repurposed for your move. If you are a real planner, save and store all the existing boxes you get throughout the year so that when the time comes, you’ll have a plethora of sizes to choose from. Also, don’t forget to be creative, not everything has to come in a box. Use what you have! Plastic bins, gym bags, suitcases, etc., can all be utilized for packing instead of buying brand spanking new, cardboard boxes.
Donate, Donate, Donate
Getting organized during a move is an essential way to kill two birds with one stone. Not only are you saving yourself the time and trouble of finding what you need, you can also help the environment by donating things that you just don’t use anymore. Donating your belongings to friends/family, schools, animal shelters, or organizations in need can help to reduce the amount of trips to the landfill and spread some joy too! Also, clean out all those electronics that you just don’t use anymore. Check out your local resources for information regarding ways to recycle electronics in an eco-friendly manner!
Hire a Green-Conscious Company
Finding a company that is committed to eco-friendly tactics for a greener move means that you are already doing your part to create a positive environment. Check with the company about their practices, asking about their trucks and the type of fuel they may use. Ask them about how they operate and seek their advice on getting a hold of reusable moving boxes.
Keeping the earth clean is incredibly important. At All Points Moving & Storage, we do our best to implement eco-friendly practices for a greener move. For more information about our green moving services, give us a call today at 866-421-9490.