Unfortunately, moving house or moving your office can result in a lot of rubbish, with single use packing materials and unwanted items often finding their way to the local tip. Using professional removalists will help reduce the waste associated with your move, but there’s plenty more you can do as well.
- Spend Some Time Decluttering Your Home
One of the keys to reducing your waste during the moving process is spending some time decluttering your home in the weeks leading up to your big day. If you’ve been living in the same house for some time, the chances are that you’ve probably accumulated a fair amount of stuff that you don’t need or want to take with you.
Rather than sending this stuff directly to the tip, spend some time sorting it out and put any useful, working items aside. Then, you could:
- Sell them online for a little extra income.
- Sell or give them away via social media.
- Donate them to your local charity shop.
- Give them to friends or family members.
There’s absolutely no reason to and no excuse for throwing perfectly good items in the trash – so don’t do it!
- Pack With What You Have Where Possible
It’s also a great idea to pack with whatever you have wherever possible. Rather than purchasing stupid amounts of packing boxes, tape and bubble wrap, consider packing your items using what you already have around the home. Consider:
- Using suitcases, bags and plastic crates to pack as many items as possible.
- Using things like clothes and towels to pack boxes.
- Not placing everything in a box. Large items can often be moved as they are.
Although you will still need to use some packing materials, you can significantly reduce the amount by following this simple suggestion.
- Use Second-Hand Packing Materials
Finally, we always recommend using second-hand packing materials wherever possible. You can usually pick up old boxes and bubble wrap from other people who have just moved house and who don’t want to throw their packing in the rubbish.
Consider placing an ad on social media or a website like Gumtree asking for old packing materials. Alternatively, ask around your friends and family – you might be surprised by the things some people store in the back of their shed.
Although moving house will inevitably result in some waste, you can make your move that much more eco-friendly by reducing and reusing wherever possible. The above tips should guide you along the right path if you’re looking for ideas about the best way to reduce your environmental impact during the removals process.
Alternatively, you could call us at Brilliance Removalists and let us take care of things for you. Our highly experienced team understands the importance of reducing waste where possible, and we can help you carry out your dream eco-friendly move.