Environmentally-friendly Home Moving

Environmentally-friendly Moving House

It’s not always the first thing we keep in mind when moving house, but it should definitely be confronted sooner or later; in this day and age, it’s important to move in an environmentally-conscientious manner. More and more of us are waking up to the importance of being friendly to the planet that we call home. After all, we look after our flats and houses, so why not the wider world around us? Being green while moving is no big deal – we can all do it by just keeping a few things in mind. Needless waste and preventable pollution are things all of us can avoid – it isn’t difficult or complicated. If you’re on the verge of a move, here are a few thoughts and ideas to help you keep things green and eco-friendly.

 – Packing up – before you go overboard and buy vast amounts of boxes and packing materials, see what you’ve already got. It’s highly likely you’ll have some old bubble wrap, forgotten tape and some collapsed boxes that can be reconstructed. Then take a trip down the high street (on foot, to diminish pollution) and see if you can acquire some additional cardboard boxes – supermarkets are often happy to give theirs away. If want to buy new, choose recyclable packing materials which many removal companies are able to provide (including Aussie)

– Decluttering – in advance of your move, get rid of everything you don’t need. Not only does this mean generating less carbon dioxide on the road, it also reduces the time and cost of your move. So often, we move with everything we own because we don’t feel we have the time to sort and disperse unwanted items. But with options like Freecyle, Ebay, Gumtree and local charity shops, it’s not so hard to do and it frees us of the needless junk we’ve accumulated which has a sharply uplifting effect on the emotions in addition to its environmental benefits.

– Cleaning – Before you leave your old place, you’re most likely required to give it a thorough cleaning. Reject products that damage the environment and make sure you go for eco-friendly cleaning materials and liquids. You can go a long way with just vinegar, baking soda and lemons, making your own environmentally-friendly products, or book a cleaning agency that has good environmental credentials.