How To Move House In An Environmentally Friendly Way
Moving house is one of those things that nobody looks forward to, as shifting all of your possessions from one place to another can be a huge undertaking. Moving day can also end up being an environmental disaster, with often a dozen or so trips in the car and the use of heavy duty cleaning products.
Moving house is one of those things that nobody looks forward to, as shifting all of your possessions from one place to another can be a huge undertaking. Moving day can also end up being an environmental disaster, with often a dozen or so trips in the car and the use of heavy duty cleaning products. Make sure you are organized next time you move and think about how your move is impacting the environment.
Think About How You Pack
As soon as you make the decision to move, start saving boxes, green bags, promotional bags and anything else that will be useful when you go to pack up your house. Even newspaper will be useful for packing up glasses and other delicate items so don’t get stuck having to buy stuff you already have. Think ahead and save things for the move.
Donate Unwanted Items
As you go through and start packing up your house, you are bound to come across items that you either don’t need anymore or that you just don’t want to take with you to your new place. Start packing early so you have plenty of time to find people or places to donate unwanted items. There is nothing sadder than having to just throw perfectly good items away just because you have run out of time at the end. Think ahead, think of others and find a home for unwanted items.
Use Non-Toxic Cleaners
The least fun part of moving is definitely having to clean your old place from top to bottom. Make this huge task a little better by using cleaning products that are better for you and the environment. There are some pretty nasty household cleaning products out there, and while they will make your house look clean, you are better off choosing something less toxic. It might take slightly longer but you will still have your house looking great without jeopardizing your health or those of friends and family helping you clean.
Do It In One Move
Most people spend moving day driving back and forth between their old and new place, ferrying goods and people. Save time, petrol, hassle and the environment, by either borrowing or renting a large truck and doing the move in one hit. It will make moving day way easier to organize, mean less chaos and cut down on pollution.
If you want to have the energy to make it through the day, having lots of snacks and a good lunch on moving day is essential. Treat yourself and everyone helping you to some great organic food for the day. There is no question organic food is better for both you and the environment, not to mention it tastes way better, so be sure no one goes hungry helping you out on your move.
Deciding to move opens up a big opportunity for you to think about where and how you want to live. Most people live in houses that are far bigger than they need to be and therefore use up way more resources than is necessary, so think about how much space you need and consider moving into somewhere a bit smaller this time.