How to make sure your move is Eco-Friendly
When you’re moving locally in Winnipeg, there can be a wide variety of factors to consider. Those considerations range from, what schools are in the area, to how much time do I need to pack. One of the considerations that has gained more steam over the last few years is, how to make your move green. By this we aren’t talking about spray painting all your boxes green, rather how do I make sure that what I’m doing is Eco-friendly. The good news is that there are a couple of different things that you can do to make your move green.
When moving locally in Winnipeg, here are some tips on how to make your move green.
Try to replace your cardboard boxes with plastic bins
This is the most obvious way to make your move eco friendly, when trying to figure out how to make your move green. Plastic bins tend to last a lot longer than cardboard boxes. And while cardboard boxes can in fact be recycled, they often get thrown out. Plastic bins tend to last longer, and can therefore be used more often before they need to be disposed of. Are you looking for plastic bins for your upcoming move? Here are some places to find them. Plastic bins can also be a great way to pack liquids up for your move. It will help contain them, so in the instance that they spill or break, the spill will be contained.
Reuse and recycle
Sometimes plastic bins aren’t an option when trying to figure out how to make your move green. In that case, when you’re all finished unpacking and getting settled in, try to donate the boxes, or reuse them. If the boxes are in no shape to be reused, (because boxes can only be used so many times before they fall apart) check with your local recycling company to see how to recycle them. Most cities have plants that are responsible for recycling used cardboard.
Purge your home
While this seems to be a common point found throughout our blogs, moving can be a great time to go through your home and declutter especially when trying to determine how to make your move green. Try to donate whatever you can, and throw out as little as possible. By purging your home, you will also have less to move, and in turn will have less to pack.
Recycle used electronics
In the process of packing, you will inevitably come across used electronics that have become obsolete, or that you no longer use. Many cities have electronic recycling programs, or have businesses that are dedicated to disposing of old electronic devices. So, when determining how to make your move green, instead of throwing that old computer monitor out, or throwing out your old MP3 player, find someone who can better dispose of it for you. Some places will charge, but if you’re looking for ways to make your move green, spending a little money will be worth it.
Use green cleaning supplies
When you’re done packing everything up, and loading, and even before your possessions arrive at your new home, chances are that you’ll be doing some cleaning. When determining how to make your move green, another way to help your cause is to use eco friendly cleaning supplies. Not only will it be healthier for you, and easier on your body, it will also be better on the environment. Check with your local home improvement store to see what eco friendly supplies they have.
Check your movers trucks
Follow up with your moving company to see what type of trucks they use. When figuring out how to make your move green, this may be another way for you to make your move a little greener. While most older models of trucks are diesel powered, new models come with more eco friendly options such as biodiesel or use DEF fluid filters to help clean the diesel emissions and help the trucks run more eco friendly. Check and see what your mover can do to help keep your move green.
While it may seem like a lot work, there are some things that you can do to help make your move green. As we have made note of in most of our blogs, the more time you can give yourself, the more green you can make your move. You can take time to do your research to see what options your city offers for recycling, for both cardboard and electronics items as well as find some eco friendly cleaning options. The more rushed you are, the more likely you are to simply throw things out for the sake of time.
If you’re looking to move locally in Winnipeg, make sure to give Quick Transfer a call. We are the largest family owned and operated moving company in Manitoba. We offer a wide variety of services to help you make sure that your move is smooth, and as stress free as possible. Whether you need help packing, or just need a couple pieces of furniture moved, we are your trusted mover. Make sure to give one of Manitoba’s most trusted moving companies a call for your upcoming move.