How To Make Your Move As Eco-Friendly As Possible
You’re done packing up your stuff and you’re ready for the movers to come take them. But moving can also get quite messy. Moving also means that you’ve got a lot of stuff you’re going to want to leave behind like broken furniture, old clothes, electronics that don’t work, books that you’ve already read and canned foods that you don’t want to take with you so as not to increase the weight of your belongings, and thus increasing the cost of the move.
So if you’re looking for a way to get rid of this stuff then here are a couple Eco-Friendly ways to do so:
1. Donate what you can:
Donate some of the stuff you won’t be using to charities. Books, old clothes, furniture and canned foods are great examples of stuff you can donate to charities. Rather than wasting it unnecessarily, give it to the charities that can make good use of them by handing it out to other less-fortunate people who would count it as a blessing. In this way you do something good and you get rid of the stuff you don’t want for free. So the saying goes “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”.
2. Recycle as much of your stuff as you possibly can:
According to Wikipedia Recycling is “the process of converting waste materials into new materials and objects.”
In that way, the stuff you don’t need doesn’t go to waste. Instead, it is destroyed and repurposed for something else. Some of the stuff you can recycle are:
- Batteries: It is safer to recycle batteries since it contains certain toxic materials that can find its way to rivers and lakes which could kill marine life if not properly disposed of.
- Electronics and Appliances: Outdated computers, broken microwaves, fridges that don’t cool your food anymore and TV’s can all be recycled or even sold as well.
3. Hire a moving company that is Eco-Friendly:
Able Moving & Storage is a professional moving company in Washington D.C that uses eco-friendly procedures and products to get the job done, such as recycled carton boxes to pack your stuff in and lower emissions truck to transport it. You can ask these companies of places you can dispose of some of the stuff you have at home in a way that would benefit the ecosystem. Some companies would even take them from you.