Small changes in the way you pack and transport your belongings can make a big difference in your environmental impact. To improve your this, you can start by researching green moving options and figuring out ways to create less waste, reduce carbon emissions during transportation and leverage eco-friendly packing materials.
Our Guys Around Town Movers, one of the top movers in our area, gives tips to help you relocate in an environmentally friendly way:
- Utilize Eco-Friendly Packing Supplies – A typical move uses dozens of cardboard boxes and large amounts of packing paper, packing tape, bubble wrap and packing peanuts. You can reduce your environmental impact by using eco-friendly moving boxes, reusing your old boxes, renting reusable plastic bins and using your household items as packing materials. For example, you can use your suitcases, baskets and laundry hampers instead of disposable cardboard boxes.
- Get Rid of Your Unwanted Items in an Eco-Friendly Way – As experienced house and office movers, we recommend packing and moving only the things you actually need, especially the ones you regularly use. This will save you money on packing supplies and free up space in your new home. You can donate slightly used items to local charities, hold a garage sale and give your other usable possessions to friends and family. You can also recycle the things you no longer use.
- Make Your Transportation More Eco-Friendly – You can try consolidating your belongings when moving long distances to reduce the carbon footprint of your move. You can also use green transportation options if you choose to move by yourself. You can rent a truck that uses biodiesel fuel and make the fewest number of trips between your old and your new home.
Our Guys Around Town Movers is one of the leading office and apartment movers in our local area because of our decades of experience and wide range of services. We can provide assistance throughout the entire moving process. We can help you with pre-move planning, transportation and post-move organization. We serve many areas in Virginia and Washington DC, including Reston and Arlington. Call us at 9703) 291-1000 to learn more about our services and products. You can also ask for a free quote.