Posted on: 20 January 2016
If you are someone who considers leaving as small of a carbon footprint at all times, moving can often be challenging because so much of the moving process isn't eco-friendly. There are steps that you can take to ensure your next move is as eco-friendly as possible. The following guide provides a checklist to help ensure your move leaves the smallest carbon footprint possible.
Pare Down Your Belongings
Before you start to pack your belongings, you need to pare down the items to ensure you are only moving items that you actually use, need, or want. Any items that are not very important to you should be set aside to be donated to a charity.
Rent Reusable Moving Supplies from a Moving Company
Many moving companies now have plastic containers and fabric padding that can be rented to use during your move. You can write on the top of each container with a washable marker to allow you to label where each bin goes when it reaches your new home. Renting the container and fabric padding allows you to avoid using paper and cardboard boxes during your move which allows your packing to be as environmentally as possible.
Move As Many Items at One Time As Possible
You want to be sure that you let the moving company, such as City Haul Trucking, know exactly how much stuff you need to move so that they can bring a truck large enough to move everything in as few trips as possible. The fewer the trips the truck makes, the less carbon monoxide will be emitted into the air during your move. Also, you want to be sure that all items that are being donated are on the lawn, ready for the charity to come pick them up so that the charity can also make as few trips as possible when hauling away your donations.
Choose the Most Direct Route Possible
Likewise, to cut down on emissions, be sure to talk to the company about the route they plan to take when moving your belongings. You need to impress upon them how important an environmentally friendly move is for you to ensure they understand why a direct route is imperative to you.
If you take the time to follow the guide provided above, you can rest assured your move goes smoothly and is as environmentally friendly as it can possibly be. A great move requires proper planning so take the time to consider all of the things you can do to make your move the best move it can be before you even begin to pack.Share