Updated: Jan 29
It’s becoming increasingly necessary for each and every one of us to start thinking about our own footprint on the environment. No longer a catchy phrase to look good on a company’s report, being eco-friendly is becoming more and more personal. It’s up to us to take a closer look at our actions and, especially, our waste, and do whatever is in our means to reduce our impact on the environment. And because BOXit&move started out of the desire to offer a green alternative to moving and do it’s part in saving the planet, here’s 5 tips & tricks you can use to make moving to a new house more eco-friendly.
1. Start decluttering, donating and recycling
If you’ve already been planning moving for a while, then you have a good window of time to start making your move easier early on by decluttering, donating and recycling anything you no longer need. Plan taking every drawer, closet or cupboard by hand and see exactly what things you don’t need. You can then sell them for some extra cash, donate your clothes, recycle old household appliances.
2. Go with eco-friendly green moving boxes, instead of cardboard
Consider that to produce 150 cardboards a tree is cut down. Not to mention that, besides it being a hassle to recycle cardboard boxes after a move, they are easily crushed, torn during transport, or get wet, damaging precious belongings. The BOXit&move green boxes are made of 100% recyclable materials, can be used up to 400 times, and are highly durable and secure. Moreover, you can order them fast and easy with just a few clicks on our website.
3. Wrap your belongings wisely
If you have a whole stack of newspapers and magazines, put them to good use and wrap non-fragile items before putting them in boxes. Then, you can help protect fragile things like furniture or artwork with towels or blankets. Socks, T-shirts, soft toys make for good gap-fillers. At BOXit&move we also offer a green alternative to the classical bubble wrap, namely a recyclable and antistatic bubble wrap, ideal for protection during transportation.
4. Optimize, optimize, optimize
Moving house implies a lot of resources, most of them can take a toll on the environment. One of them involves the vehicles being used to transport your belongings. That is why you need to make sure you optimize how you pack your things so that there are as few transports as possible to reduce carbon pollution. BOXit&move green boxes are spacious and can be easily stacked to optimize the space in the car used for moving, so you need a smaller number of transports and also save time and money.
5. Make cleaning eco-friendly
Moving always means a lot of cleaning, both the place you are leaving and the one you are moving to. So why not lower your impact on the environment by using eco-friendly cleaning products? They get the job done just as well, but won't cause rashes and are also pet-friendly. You can also recycle old clothes and turn them into useful rags. At BOXit&move we also clean and disinfect every box with products that are safe for the environment.