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Tips to Make Your Move Eco-Friendly

Projecting the environment has become more and more important over the years. As humans see the negative effect they have on nature, we have taken a good look at ourselves to see how we can do things differently and will promote the wellbeing of the planet. This comes in many different areas from electric cars, energy saving light bulbs, recycling programmes, solar panels, and much more. Doing this can be time consuming and expensive, but it is worth it in the long run as we help to protect the planet and encourage others to do so. If doing all this in the middle of a tough task or procedures that requires enough work as it is, it can be difficult to keep everything green. If you are in the process of or are about to move home then being environmentally friendly may not be something you think you have to consider. This isn’t the case though because it is possible to have a green removal and it can be simple to do so. If you want to know more, continue reading to see how it’s done.     The first step to an eco-friendly move is to get rid of unnecessary items. If you have to buy packaging and boxes for goods you don’t want, as well as needing more vehicles to transport things, it can have negative affects. This can be prevented by donating or selling unwanted goods. You may want to even recycle some things such as paper and furniture, so that it can be put to good use and you can be rid of it. Doing all this can also make your move simpler as you will have less items to manage and will need to spend less on packing materials.     Once all this assorted, packing can begin. This is along process but it is vital to keep your goods safe and it can be done in a green manner. This is achieved by using second hand goods. Rather than buying new boxes and wrapping, you can use containers you have spare, as well as old sheets, newspaper and clothes to enfold your goods with. If you know someone else who has had a move recently, then they may have items you can utilise. This is not only ecologically friendly but also can save you money. If you do need to buy new materials, make sure they are things you can use for other purposes. Don’t buy boxes that will only be used for your move, but instead ones that you can keep things inside in the future. Cardboard boxes can also be recycled at a local depot once your move has been completed.     Transportation can have large negative affect on the environment because of the exhaust released by the vehicles involved. It is recommended that you utilise only on large vehicle to transport all of your goods in one go. Using several vehicles or making multiple trips will release more harmful toxins and so you should try to consolidate your removals into one journey. Make sure the vehicles take the quickest and the correct route do that it spends less time on the road.     Once your move has been completed, make sure that you recycle, give away or re-use any items, as there is no reason to simply throw them away. If you need to give your new abode a good clean, make sure you use cleaning agents that do not disperse or are made from harmful toxins.     A green move can be beneficial for everyone, so follow these steps to make things better for you and the environment.