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Environmentally friendly (green) moving tips

A lot of our customers ask us, "What can I do to lessen my own environmental footprint and relocate more responsibly?" The answer is easier than you may think.

  • You can give away or sell any non-essential items you don't need to move.
    • Neighborhood yard sales and giveaways are one way to go.
    • Web sites like eBay, Craig's List and The Freecycle Network provide virtual ways to unload unwanted items.
  • Books can be donated to local libraries, and most schools will be happy to make use of old computers.
  • Goodwill and other charities will gladly take old clothes for resale in thrift outlets.
  • Move with recyclable or reusable packing materials.
    • Your local Wheaton agent can provide gently used cartons for a reduced fee, or no charge in many cases.
    • Use eco-friendly cleaning supplies.
  • Cut down on junk mail at your new address by filing a temporary change of address with your post office rather than a permanent one.
  • Use recyclable packing paper that can be recycled at a later point.
    • Cornstarch packing peanuts provide a biodegradable option.
  • When unpacking, expendables such as boxes, packing paper, peanuts, twine, rope and bungee are all reusable moving resources.
    • If you don't have room to store them, they tend to fly off the "shelves" at Web sites like Craig's List when posted as freebies.
    • Of course, another eco-friendly unpacking option is to recycle items like cardboard and plastic-foam peanuts.

 

If you're interested in becoming "greener" in your everyday life (not just when you move), check out these 10 painless changes for a green home.

“I can't begin to tell you how pleased we were with the driver, Mike, and his assistant, Tom. They were patient, courteous, and respectful to all of us but especially kind to my sister who is nearing 81. My sister, husband and I are grateful to Mike and Tom who made this move a positive experience for all of us.”

Jean - Rockville Centre, NY