Environment Friendly Removals – a Few Tips

Removal-truckNowadays it is of utmost importance to try do everything in life in a manner that is responsible towards your immediate environment and the planet as a whole. This is not limited simply to the way you do your waste management at home or at the office, but can apply to a broader spectrum of matters, including home relocations.

Here are several things that you can do in order to make sure that your upcoming home move is done in a way that will decrease carbon emission and would not contribute to tipping off the balance of the eco-system we live in:

  • First and foremost, find a green moving company to work with. Since most of your relocation is going to be handled by professional movers, you should check out which man and van moving companies that you can choose from offer environment friendly solutions. Those can include a variety of aspects, from fuel saving driving techniques stated in the company’s policy, to the use of recycled moving boxes etc. A green man and van contractor will furthermore be able to give you useful tips on what you can do in order to make your upcoming relocation more eco-friendly – things that you will not read on the internet or think of, because they have been deduced by the movers through actual experience in the field.
  • When you are packing for the move, try to take with you only those items and goods that you will absolutely need in your future life. When you occupy one home for years in a row, chances are that you have accumulated a wealth of unnecessary objects, including old clothes that no longer fit you, broken appliances that you have put away just in case etc. Have a house clearance performed before you start packing, throw away and preferably – recycle- everything unnecessary and only then proceed to moving. Thus you will have fewer boxes to get transported, which will decrease the resources employed in the process. It will also cost you less, because the movers will need less time to finish the job and the van would require less fuel for a smaller load of goods. In the long run, everybody wins.
  • When you are moving to a new place, pick it up in such a way that you are sure it is energy efficient. No matter whether it is an old house or an apartment in a new building, the insulation, especially around the doors, outer walls and windows should be impeccable, so that no energy goes to waste. If the case is not such, but you still like the property, invest a little more money and time into installing proper insulation before you move in. The investment would definitely be worth it, because it will reflect your future utility bills – and it will make the place much more eco-friendly. Remember, building an energy efficient home is the best thing that you can do for the environment and it is not hard at all.

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  • Jeremy Oliver