Moving houses or offices can be a hectic and time consuming affair. There is so much to think of and so much to do. It takes a toll on the best of us and it is a costly affair – both for our budget and the planet. It is an imperative on our part to make sure that while we are busy upgrading in life, we do not do so by negatively impacting our surroundings. And there is a lot that we need to do. Just a few things that can make our removal process eco friendly.
Packing material. This is an easy one. Everyone with an education knows the difference between cardboard and plastic and the difference they make to the environment. However, plastic isn’t necessarily bad if you know how to put it to good use. You can rent plastic bins from any professional removal companies Wandsworth or just ask them to use them for packing your possessions. Plastic doesn’t have a small life like cardboard, which you need to dispose or recycle after a few uses. Using plastic boxes means better safety for your belongings, easier to stack on the back of the truck and no wastage once the move is done.
The second aspect of packing material is the protective stuff we use to make sure that delicate things don’t band against each other or the surface thereby causing damage. The most popular thing used for this purpose is Styrofoam. However, this stuff is almost always non-reusable and you should try to avoid it. Do not use newspapers either as they can leave newsprint on your expensive possessions if moisture finds it way in. Try using thick paper towels or moving blankets for better safety and a much more eco friendly alternative.
Always try to cut down on the carbon footprint. So, if you have a whole house that needs moving, do not attempt to make 10 rounds in your pick up to avoid hiring relocation services. A removal company can easily help you out with a big truck that will accommodate all your belongings and transport them to the destination in one go thereby lightening the burden on the environment as well as your pocket. Just get in touch with some moving companies in UK and discuss your requirements with them. Weigh your options and see where you get the best value for money; do not choose randomly.
Another important thing to remember while conducting a removal is change of bad habits. We often get used to certain bad habits in our houses such as leaving electronic items on or the tap running. Try as hard as we may, these habits die hard as we are used to being a certain way around our house. However, a new place presents a great opportunity to work on these bad habits and start saving as much energy and as many resources as possible.
The last thing to consider while moving is evaluating your possessions. All the time, it is a given that you will have things that have been pushed to the back or into some corner and have been left unused for quite a bit. Packing during removals can be a great opportunity to go through all your stuff and pick out things that are not needed or that can be done away with. Do not simply pack whatever you find into boxes and unpack at the new place. Take what you need; the rest can be utilized well in a garage sale, charity shop or the recycling plant.