Moving home is a huge adventure, but it causes a whole lot of stress as well. There are all sorts of things we need to prepare for and this means we use a whole lot of different supplies. In fact, we sometimes buy way too many supplies, particularly packaging materials. This isn't a very green solution, particularly when we consider that we also use transport means that are often not very green. However, there are a number of things that we can do to be greener. One of these things is to consider our moving boxes. You can reuse them, you can be more efficient in your packaging and so on. This also means that you may have to take less trips in your removals van, meaning you are even greener!
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
The first thing you could consider to go greener on your moving day is to look at your boxes and other packaging materials. Instead of buying new ones, take a look around your home. It is likely you have quite a lot of boxes lying about. Ask your friends, neighbors and family members as well. You can also speak to local stores and see if you can have some of their boxes, particularly since they are likely to have them in all sorts of shapes and sizes.
Wrapping and Packing
You should also consider how you protect your items. Nobody would suggest you don't protect your fine china or other breakables, but you may want to consider what you use to package these items. Again, you may still have wrapping materials or packing foam at home, or your friends may have some. Use old newspapers and even bedding or clothing. But, if you do this, remember what you used because you don't want shake out your blanket only to find a precious heirloom was in there!