Environmentally friendly moving
Moving house is inherently not too great for the environment, since it inevitably involves using a lot of fuel to cart things around. This being said, there are still ways in which people can relocate responsibly.
One of these ways is to make use of a responsible moving company, but there are also some other methods people can follow to make certain that their move is as environmentally friendly as possible.
For one thing, accumulating less in the first place inevitably means that there will be less to move when the time comes for your relocation elsewhere. Even if this advice is coming a little too late in the day, however, you can lessen your environmental footprint when you move by selling or giving away any items which are no longer essential. Yard sales can be a very handy way of going about this, as can websites such as eBay, Freecycle and craigslist. Old books can be donated to neighborhood libraries, while the great majority of schools will gratefully accept old computers. If you have old clothes you never wear any more, there are similar methods for giving those away too via charities such as Goodwill.
Another way to move in an environmentally conscious manner is to use padded envelopes, cardboard boxes, bubble wrap and other packing material obtained from grocery, hardware, liquor and other retail stores, who are usually quite happy to give away cardboard boxes which they no longer require. This is a much more eco-friendly option than going out and buying new ones.
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