Our Top Tips for Eco Friendly House Moving
With global warming becoming a bigger and more complex problem, many people are looking for more eco-friendly ways of doing things. From ensuring the materials used are sustainable, to the amount of fuel being burnt on a move, there are many tips for eco friendly house moving. Read on to find out more!
Eco Moving Tip #1 - Reduce!
How many of you still have moving boxes that have been lying unopened since you last moved home? I bet they’re in your spare room or in the attic, am I right? Why are you keeping these items? Get rid of them!
We have a hard and fast rule when it comes to reducing the volume of goods to be moved; if you’ve not used it in the past 12 months, chuck it out! There’s no point wasting more fuel and money transporting boxes you’ll probably not open until your next move. So in the first of our 5 tips for eco friendly house moving, be ruthless and reduce! If you’ve not used it in the past year, and it holds no sentimental value, then dispose of it responsibly.
Eco Moving Tip #2 - Reuse!
If you were smart, the last time you moved house, you bought top quality moving boxes, not the cheap ones from Amazon or eBay. So rather than buy new ones, reuse the old ones instead!
Our boxes are designed to last at 3-5 moves before the tape starts to pull the outer layer of cardboard off. So keep those boxes safe and flat-packed until you need them again.
Our most helpful out of all our tips for eco friendly house moving, we’d always suggest reusing newspapers, old kitchens towels or old clothes to wrap any fragile goods in. At Purdie Worldwide we use recycled acid free packing paper for all our internal packing. This paper can also be recycled and used again.
Eco Moving Tip #3 - Recycle!
In the most popular of our tips for eco friendly house moving, we cannot express how vital it is to get this part right. If you’re not recycling properly, then you could be spending hundreds of extra pounds transporting goods someone else could be using properly.
You should have noticed that the first 3 of our tips for eco friendly housing moving all start with the letter R. More commonly known to ourselves as the 3 R’s, you can use these 3 tips to get the majority of your moving packed and planned. By first Reducing, Reusing, then Recycling, you’re getting rid of what you don’t need, reusing what you’ve already got to save money. Then recycling any other items by donating them to a charity or putting them up for sale locally to allow someone else to get the use out of it.
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Eco Moving Tip #4 - Packing Materials
Many people end up buying the cheapest packing materials and boxes they can get their hands on. When it comes to moving home, we can’t stress enough how important it is to have decent quality packing materials. The majority of cheap boxes bought online are all single-ply, meaning they only have a single layer of cardboard protection. Whereas every single box we sell is double-ply, meaning they’re not only stronger, but will last a lot longer than a cheap single use cardboard box.
So for our second last tips for eco friendly house moving, why not head over to our online shop to purchase your packing materials today? With our click and collect services you can come into the office within an hour of purchasing, and your packing supplies will be ready and waiting for you. If you’re local to West Lothian and Edinburgh area, you can also choose to have your items delivered to your address of choice.
Eco Moving Tip #5 - Your Carbon Footprint
In the last of our tips for eco friendly house moving, we look at how you can reduce your carbon footprint. When it comes to moving home, you can do your bit to ensure your chosen remover is producing as little CO2 as possible. Our own carbon footprint is very important to us, and we always route our trucks on the most economical routes. It would also make sense to choose a remover who isn’t going to do 3 or more trips in their little van, producing 3 times the amount of CO2 one of our big trucks would produce on one trip alone!
Or better yet, find a mover that uses electric vans. Although we only have 1 in our fleet, they will become more popular as time goes on. The same goes if you’re doing a house move by yourself. You’ll burn a lot more CO2 doing multiple small journeys in your own car than the one journey we’d take in our purpose built removal trucks. So make the right choice and choose Purdies as you chosen home mover.
So what are you waiting for? Choose Purdie Worldwide as your Eco Friendly Removal Partner today! Get a Home Removal quote and get a head start on your move!