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How To Make Your House Move Eco-Friendly

How To Make Your House Move Eco-Friendly

If you’re moving house there is no doubt you will already have a to-do list but have you considered ways to make your move eco- friendly? 

Everything from packing, cleaning, transporting to unpacking uses a significant amount of resources and energy. Here are 5 ways to make your house move as eco-friendly as possible!

Always plan ahead

Always plan ahead 

Planning ahead will give you more time to prepare for an environmentally friendly move, it will give you a chance to consider everything you need to do to ensure your move is as eco friendly as possible! 

Declutter responsibly

Declutter responsibly 

Decluttering before your move helps the environment as lighter removal vans contribute less to air pollution by using less petrol, and it even saves money. It is also incredibly important to be mindful with what you do with those items you no longer want or need, consider giving them away to charity shops, selling on eBay or other online stores. You also want to remember to put aside anything that can be recycled. If you are disposing of white goods such as electronics, fridges etc, your local council may do a household recycle pick up, make sure to check online for all the services.

Get cooking

Get cooking

Whist decluttering your kitchen cupboards and the fridge/freezer try to use up items to avoid throwing them away, if they have a long shelf life, take it with you!  You could even take items down to your local food bank or contact local charities. 

Consider your packing materials

Consider your packing materials 

It is so easy to work through cardboard boxes, plastic bags, bin liners and other packing materials such as tape, newspaper and bubble wrap without thinking twice about the effect it has on the environment and where those materials will eventually end up. Try to look for alternatives such as reusable plastic boxes or eco-friendly disposable packing supplies.  You could even try asking family and friends for reusable cardboard boxes!

Clean with care

Clean with care

Your house moving process will no doubt involve a lot of cleaning, rather than using harsh chemical-based product opt for eco-friendly and sustainable alternatives. You could even try making your own using water, white vinegar, baking powder, lemon and water.

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