No matter what the circumstances are, moving is difficult. It’s time-consuming, energy-draining, and often headache-inducing. But what if you want to transform your move to be eco-friendly? How does that change your moving process as a whole? The truth is, you may see this added layer as something you want to do, but you’re just not quite sure how to accomplish this amid all the hustle and bustle of your already busy relocation. In fact, it could seem like it’s just too stressful to take on another set of challenges when you’re already overwhelmed with the responsibilities of your move. However, the reality is a lot simpler than that. With the proper know-how, orchestrating an environmentally conscious move doesn’t have to be any more difficult than your average move. All it takes is being aware of the right steps to follow. Curious about what those steps entail? Discover our top 6 eco-friendly moving tips, and make your next relocation your greenest one yet!
First, if you have valuable items that you think you can make a profit on, selling your items to people who want to give them a new home is an awesome option. You can find many resale sites online, or you can opt for a traditional yard sale. Either way, you have the ability to make some profit off of the items you no longer need. Alternatively, donating to secondhand shops is a great way to get belongings off your hands, especially since these shops are more affordable for those in need. These stores will take most items as long as they are in decent condition. If, after exploring other options, you really need to toss an item, look into the ways you can recycle the item. Local recycling centers will have better ways to dispose of these belongings.
To make your move more eco-friendly, making sure to pack concisely is an important element of the process. Decreasing the number of boxes and packing materials you need to use can go a long way in enhancing your environmental consciousness. Packing as much as you can (within reason to ensure your boxes don’t become too heavy to lift securely) and keeping your boxes consolidated is helpful as you can minimize your waste. Plus, you can potentially decrease the size of a moving truck or minimize the car trips you’ll need.
With these tips, you’re well on your way to an eco-friendly relocation. Interested in finding the right moving company to help with this process? Trust Hollander Storage & Moving Co. with all your relocation needs. Our trusted professionals prioritize our customers’ satisfaction so you can complete your move with less stress and more ease. Request a free quote today, and find out what we can do for you!
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The driver was the head of the crew, and he was on top of everything. He made the experience working with Hollander Moving a pleasure. We have used others before but it was our first time using Hollander. Everything turned out great.
Every employee I worked with was courteous, professional, and exceedingly competent. I was nervous about the packing and long distance move (from Illinois to New Mexico, October 2009) and Hollander helped make the move as smooth as possible. Not a thing was damaged or broken
I would recommend Hollander to any company thinking about switching vendors, and any family making a move. A Hollander rep even stopped by my new place when they were unloading just to check on things.
Wonderful service – first class!
Everything Hollander has done was over the top. It was courteous people, polite, caring. Their friendliness was over the top. There was one member of the crew who’d been a friend for 30 years, and the rest was family. I couldn’t say enough about them.
I recently moved from Chicago to Tampa and expected a few road bumps along the way but was pleasantly surprised when everything from loading to delivery was flawless. Everyone I came in contact with was very professional and knowledgable. I highly recommend Hollander Moving and Storage as they are a class act.
This move envolved packing and delivery to four different destinations. Attention to detail and coordination were vital and effectively executed by Tony R driver and his crew. Ardene did a great job coordinating everything. The entire group were both extremely pleasant and efficient.