Between coordinating the packing, loading the truck, transportation, and so on, moving can be overwhelming. It’s no surprise, then, that people often overlook the environmental impact of a move. But eco-friendly moving is possible, though!
In honor of Earth Day, implement small changes in everyday life to minimize the negative impact on the environment while our movers in Atlanta share ways to plan an eco-friendly move with these tips.
Host a Yard Sale
Don’t hang on to items you no longer need or want. Instead of throwing them away, host a yard sale for gently used belongings that no longer serve you but someone else can still enjoy. As the saying goes, “One person’s trash is someone’s treasure.” This is also a great opportunity to make some money to cover some of the upcoming moving expenses.
Having fewer items means you require less packing material, not to mention the possibility of a smaller moving vehicle or one less trip to make between your new home and the old one, reducing waste and using less fuel.
Bonus: Less stuff reduces moving expenses. Save money while you try to save the planet this Earth Day.
Donate Unopened Food to a Food Pantry
Like clothing or furniture items, unopened and unspoiled food items can be donated to food banks near you instead of thrown away. Canned items and sauces can be donated to food pantries near you if they have not expired. This small act not only helps the environment, but your community as well.
Pack Using Containers You Already Have
Our local movers in Georgia suggest packing your belongings in containers you already have in order to plan a more eco-friendly move. The obvious solutions include luggage and other bags as well as the drawers that are pretty much already packed anyway. Get creative, though! Utilize laundry baskets, hampers, reusable grocery bags, and even garbage bins (just make sure it’s clean and lined with a new bag).
Bonus: You were already planning to move these items, so feel good about utilizing these packing containers for your green move.
Wrap Fragile Items Using Household Linens
Did you know that you can wrap fragile items with clothes, towels, bedsheets, table linens, and other fabric items you have in your home already? We recommend securing the fabric with tape after wrapping fragile items like plates or picture frames with fabric.
Rent Reusable Moving Boxes
A great Earth Day tip for green moving is to rent reusable moving boxes for your belongings. Reusable packing materials help reduce the waste related to moving such as all that plastic wrap, styrofoam packing peanuts, and so on. Many moving companies in Georgia offer reusable heavy-duty moving crates to accommodate your move. Contact us about our packing services in Atlanta to learn how our professionals can pack your belongings for eco-friendly moving.
Our Atlanta long-distance movers want to help you relocate as efficiently as possible while minimizing the negative impact on the environment. We prioritize sustainable transportation with our moving trucks, which are designed to conserve fuel so there are fewer fuel emissions than the usual moving vans. When moving long distances, trust the moving company in Georgia that makes sustainable transportation a priority.
Call us at (678) 334-2601 or contact us online for a free estimate of premium moving services such as packing, local & long-distance moving labor, corporate relocation, transportation, and storage solutions. You’ll find your moving experience will be hassle-free.