At Langley Moving Company, we’ve seen all kinds of moves. Some families are packed and ready to go, and some families are putting unwanted furniture by the dumpster as we ring their bell. For more information on making a “green” move, check out this helpful article.

In light of yesterday being Earth Day, it’s important to know that even when you are moving, there are ways that you can be environmentally friendly. This is especially important for those who live a “green” lifestyle. From the initial packing stage to the stage of organizing your new home, there are various ways that you can keep a relatively low environmental footprint.

For the initial packing stages, it is important not to leave packing until the last minute. Those last minute items that you know will end up being thrown out rather than packed can be put away early enough to hold a yard sale in the last few days you are in your home. If you don’t want to have a yard sale, you can also put these items on sites like Kijiji or EBay. Starting to plan your move early will also allow you to start to collect boxes early enough for your move. Try to acquire used boxes from places such as grocery stores, this is more cost-effective than buying new ones and is also good for the environment because you are re-using boxes. Another great way you can “go green” with boxes is by renting your moving boxes. Take advantage of companies that offer reusable packing crates, which can eliminate some of the box waste. Purchasing a couple reusable crates or totes is also a great way to remain environmentally friendly and reduce some of the after-move waste with boxes. Once these are used for moving, they can also be useful for storing seasonal items or items that you don’t use on a daily basis. Click this link to finish reading “Going Green” Moving Tips.

If you want to make an environmentally friendly move, the most important thing you can do is to pack early. This will allow you the time to find recycled boxes for packing, give away your unwanted items and thoroughly clean your old apartment with non-toxic cleaning agents.