Published: May 05, 2016
The moving process might be a stressful one, but it doesn’t have to be a destructive one! Making small changes can lead to a big impact on the environment! Here are our best tips for being environmentally-friendly during your next move.
Rent Plastic Boxes to Save on Cardboard Waste
Solutions like RentAGreenBox.com allow you to rent plastic crates for packing to avoid having to buy cardboard boxes that you’re just going to throw away later anyway.
Donate More Than You Throw Away
Rather than throwing away an old couch, clothing or supplies, consider donating it to Goodwill or listing it on the free section of Craigslist. Or post on Facebook to see if any friends or family are interested in taking your old belongings off your hands.
Wrap Fragile Items in Clothing Rather Than Bubble Wrap
Rather than using paper or bubble wrap, there are plenty of things you already own that you can use to secure fragile objects. Consider using t-shirts, blankets, towels, egg cartons, or old newspapers in lieu of packing peanuts or other one-time-use packing materials.
Upcycle or Recycle Cardboard Boxes
We found a number of creative ways to reuse cardboard boxes. Read them here.
Find the Right Size Moving Container
Whether you’re renting a truck or a UNIT storage pod, be sure you’re getting the right size to cut down on multiple trips or wasting gas on a vehicle that’s bigger than what you actually need.
Contact UNITS now for a no-obligation quote for your next move!