How To Move Home In An Eco-Friendly Way
When you think of moving home, it usually goes hand in hand with a lot of stress. But it’s often easy to forget about the stress placed on the environment and earth due to the moving process.
Luckily, there are things you can do to protect the environment and reduce your carbon footprint. Keep reading to find out how to move home in an eco-friendly way.
Tips For Eco-Friendly Moving
Use Recycled or Second Hand Moving Boxes
Search for pre-used moving boxes, and then give them to someone else after your move. Another option is to look for moving boxes made out of recycled materials.
At Optimove, we provide moving boxes for you to use. They’re included with any local Brisbane or Gold Coast move and also interstate moves.
Change to a Green Energy Provider
Moving to a new home is the perfect time to switch to a more environmentally-friendly green energy provider.
A great place to choose the right provider for you is The Green Electricity Guide. It provides unbiased and independent rankings of the environmental performance of all Australian electricity retailers.
Donate or Give Away Your Unwanted Items
When you are preparing to move, it’s the easiest time to go through all your belongings and see what brings you joy and what you no longer want.
Not only does it help you move into your new home feeling decluttered, but it will also save you money, as there will be fewer items to move.
Instead of throwing things out, consider donating your household goods and clothes. Please give them a new home with your friends, family, co-workers, or your local charity.
Use Towels And Blankets
Forget using bubble wrap to pack your fragile items. Make the switch to old towels and blankets instead. Bubble wrap puts a significant strain on the earth from the manufacturing process until it ends up in the landfill.
Towels and blankets provide as much protection for your more oversized and fragile items. For smaller things, ask your local newsagent for any expired newspapers. You can then easily recycle them after your move.
Go Paperless When You Update Your Address
Ensure you contact important organisations to update your address. Doing so prevents any mail from being delivered to your old address to the new residents. It’s also the perfect time to choose to receive electronic copies of all your bank statements and bills. Try to go completely paperless where possible.
Use Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products
When moving out and into your new home, you’re going to have to do a lot of cleaning. Be sure to switch to non-toxic, Eco-friendly cleaning options, which are now available in all supermarkets.
You can also make natural DIY solutions by using ingredients such as bicarbonate, vinegar and lemon. Not only are they great for the environment, but they also are great for your health.
Are you looking for an Eco-friendly removalist company that cares about the environment? At Optimove, all our moves are carbon-neutral. We also use environmentally friendly and recycled materials wherever possible.