Planning for a move includes accumulating various packing materials that you probably will not use for at least another year if you decide to move again. That being said, moving also means that you’ll probably spend money on plastic bubble wraps, ropes, and other materials that will end up being waste at the end of the process. If you own a couple of furniture and appliances, books, and a whole set of dinnerware, then you need heavy-duty packing materials and storage boxes. However, there are still ways that you can minimize your carbon blueprint. You can contact us at 1-855-613-4663 if you are looking for eco-friendly San Francisco movers. At Good Green Moving, we are passionate about making a positive impact to the society. We will work with you on how you can use more environment-friendly materials as you pack. Here are a few helpful tips that you can consider while preparing for your move.
- Reuse Bags and Boxes that You Already Have
Before you start counting how many storage boxes you have to buy, take a look around your house first and see if there’s anything that you can use. For example, you can use your luggage and suitcases to store all your clothes and even breakables items like glasses and ceramic bowls. If you own a couple of duffel bags, then you can use them to store your shoes or books. Eco-bags are also useful for carrying your throw pillows, jars, pots and pans. The best thing about it is you can collect them throughout the year instead of throwing them out. By the time, you are ready to move, you can use them and store for another day.
- Rent or Borrow Storage Containers
When you finally figured out how many storage containers you need to pack all your things, don’t hit the store yet. Perhaps, you can ask your friends and colleagues if they have extra boxes that you can borrow. Go to local grocery stores and ask if you can pick up some of their empty boxes. You can save and recycle as much as possible.
- Hire Eco-Friendly San Francisco Movers
It is always a plus when you can find San Francisco movers who are committed to eco-friendly business practices. Most of the time, movers have two or three appointments in a day or have to travel across a different state. To reduce harmful emissions to the environment, a responsible moving company uses trucks that run on biodiesel compared to traditional diesel fuel. The movers will also ensure that all your things will fit in one vehicle to reduce the number of trips.
- Donate Any Excess or Unused Packing Materials
Once you’re done with moving and you have unpacked all your things, you’ll be surprised at the number of storage boxes and containers that you used. Instead of throwing them out, you can give them to someone else who plans to move. Even the extra scissors, packing tapes, and bubble wraps, and ropes can be used for other projects like gift-wrapping. So, keep them in a designated toolbox to use for another day.