Nowadays, everyone seem to be doing their bit where helping the environment is concerned. Whether it is saving energy at home or reducing one’s carbon footprint outside, we are all trying to do something for the planet. It may seem that the removal companies are not meant to be associated with nature or our environment, however, as with any other professional service, they can take steps to help out. After all, it is just a couple of things that need to be done right that can help you pitch in towards preserving our eco system.
Before you can start doing something unique to help your planet, it is the obvious that needs to be made sure of. Plan for an efficient removal and do not do it in a haphazard manner. Survey and shortlist efficient home removal companies and make sure to get a truck in order nice and early. If you do not choose to hire a professional moving company, you might have to make several rounds just to be able to get the stuff across. That is extra strain on the environment and your pocket and we don’t want either.
Once you have your removal company in order, it is time to start packing your stuff. To protect your expensive and fragile stuff, you will probably use bubble wrap or newspaper to pack it. While bubble wrap is not the most eco-friendly packing material in the market, newspapers (although recyclable) can leave newsprint on your belongings due to moisture and thus damage them. One of the best solutions to this problem is thick paper towels. Thick paper towels, when wrapped around delicate items will provide enough protection to save them from shock breakage and will come in handy for cleaning once unpacked. The paper towels are usually recyclable and will be you little contribution towards maintaining the ecosystem.
Second very interesting aspect of removals is downsizing. Yes, downsizing. Removal time is ideal for going through all your stuff and making decisions regarding whether to keep them or not. This is especially true for clothes. During every move, there will be dozens of things that are still usable but not needed by you. It might be a good idea to donate them or give them up for recycling. If it is too much stuff, consider a garage clean-out sale and sell off the things that are disposable. This will make sure that these things are utilized properly while you profit from it. This also means less packing material required plus lesser possessions to load and carry. This seems complicated but once you are down to packing, you will be sifting through these things anyway. Just pile the things that can be done away with separately and decide on them once you are done with organizing everything.
Third is a very simple one – reuse the packing material. If you use durable good quality cardboard to pack your stuff in, you can probably easily reuse it for packing in the future, storing things in it elsewhere or let your children get creative with it. Every bit of wasted resources affects the nature and it is an imperative to try to minimize this wastage. If you do not see yourself using these boxes at all, it might be a good idea to donate them at the local charity store, give them away to someone in need or even sell them if they command some earnings.
It is small things like this that can contribute towards a healthier planet and a better tomorrow. If you are on board, make sure you only choose the services of removal companies who provide eco-friendly removal options.