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5 Moving Tips To Keep Your Move Environmentally Friendly

Posted on January 11, 2022

Be an innovator of eco-friendly moving.

Be an innovator of eco-friendly moving.

Wanting to be environmentally friendly and being ecologically friendly are two very different ideas. Understanding the impact we have on the environment is crucial. It isn't always easy to take the proper steps to be sustainable, but even the small things we do can have a significant impact. Moving can be incredibly stressful, and adding in trying to be green might add to the stress. Below are a few tips on how to keep your move greener. For additional information on innovative ways to be eco-conscious, contact your local movers company.


Use What You Have

If you look around your house, you can most likely find a variety of containers to use for packing your things. Most people have a suitcase or a number of them, and this is one of the best options for being more green when moving. Additionally, ask friends and family to borrow their suitcases. It is not only eco-friendly but cost-effective as well. Another great option is using plastic bins that you have, and that can be reused again.

    Keep Boxes

    There's no denying everyone uses boxes throughout the year, whether that's from a big Costco shop, receiving online orders, or any other life activity that requires packaging. If you know you have a move coming up, hold onto these boxes and use them during your move. Try asking a moving service close to you if they have any used boxes.

    The Classifieds Are Your Friend

    People move all the time, and getting rid of boxes can be a pain for some. Check your local classified ads for fellow movers trying to dispose of their moving boxes. Once you've used the boxes, repost them for other house movers to use.

    Get Creative

    Keep your move environmentally friendly by getting creative with packing supplies. Forget those annoying packing peanuts and use bedding, towels, clothes, and other soft items to protect your fragile belongings.


    Once you've unpacked and settled into your new home, you will realize how much you have accumulated in moving supplies. Be sure to recycle what you can. Remember, if recycling boxes, all tape has to be removed before recycling them.

    With almost 20 years of experience, Bekins moving offers a complete range of moving and storage services. For information on services and to help make your move easier, contact us today.