With 230 million tons of trash end up in US landfills every year and transportation causing air pollution, moving to a new place calls for concrete steps to be followed upon.
From non-biodegradable packing containers to toxic gases emitted during the transit, relocation certainly has the full potential of leaving a massive carbon footprint. Thus, if you are making a shift, relying on professional movers in Palm Beach County would assure you of an eco-friendly move.
However, if your determination level is high enough to make the move by own, here are some of our favorite tips on making your next move greener and easier than ever:
1. Plan Ahead
A green move means a well-planned move. This will save a lot of time and money. Also, a good understanding of what and what not to be fit into your new room will help you plan the move in a sustainable way.
● Reusing boxes and packaging materials are the best ways to minimize extra waste, plus it saves a lot of money too. They are waterproof, stackable and assembled already. Once your move is done, they are off to be used again.
2. Buy Energy-Efficient Appliances
If you are thinking of replacing your old electronic appliances with the new ones, buy energy-saving appliances. Invest in power-strips as it may help divide power to your electronic appliances. You may also try buying compact fluorescent light bulbs that need 70% less power and try to execute other tricks to create an energy-efficient environment in your home.
3. Eco-Friendly Transportation
Be sure to plan and organize your driving route well in advance. When your drivers follow a specific route, it saves a lot on gas and truck time. While on the road, drivers produce less carbon monoxide too.
Transport your car via train if you want to drive a moving truck. Certainly, a railway car shipment combined with a route produces as few as greenhouses as possible.
4. Pack & Reduce Load
Make an effort to use sustainable containers and reduce undesirable waste. While you pack your possessions, make sure to segregate the items that you want to sell and donate.
The bulkier your items are, the more fuel and effort your moving truck will have to spend.
5. Smart Unpacking
Bring in your high-priced belongings with a lot of caution as some of them could be fragile too. Refrain yourself from turning on the AC or heater until you bring every box inside the new home. This helps in reducing the power you use on the first day in your home.
Throughout the relocation process, be sure to consult the right movers so you are guided well for the sustainable move. When the moving company knows your priorities, they are in a better position to serve you better.
Prior planning to perfect execution would do less harm to our planet, EARTH!
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