If you’re planning a move in 2019, making your move as green as possible may be at the top of your priority list; most people are more climate-conscious this year than ever before. To help keep things eco-friendly as you embark on something that inevitably will increase your carbon footprint, consider these tips for going green as you move–
The less efficiently that you pack, the more waste in the form of boxes and packing tape you’ll create. On the other hand, the more that you can fit into less (fewer boxes, that is, as well as fewer trips) with efficient packing, the more you’ll be able to reduce waste and keep items out of the landfill. Extra going green tip: remember to recycle any moving boxes rather than just tossing them. You might even consider ditching the cardboard and choosing packing crates instead.
Be Conscious About Your Rental Truck
Hiring a moving company, making multiple trips to and from your destination, or failing to fit all of your belongings into a single vehicle and shipping items separately as such are all ways to increase your carbon footprint. Instead, choose a rental truck from a rental truck company that’s just as conscious as you are, and make sure you choose:
- The right truck for your needs – Choosing a truck that’s too large is a waste of fossil fuels; choosing a truck that’s too small means having to take multiple trips – also wasteful.
- If possible, choose a smaller moving truck or even a cargo van.
- Map your route in advance – Know where you need to go and how you’re going to get there to reduce time in a vehicle.
- Know how to drive smartly – Accelerating and braking slowly, driving at or below the speed limit, and limiting A/C use can also help to save fuel, too.
Something that can be especially rough on the earth is chemical cleaners. As you move out of your old home and prepare to move into your new, do the earth a favor by choosing non-toxic, earth-safe cleaners, or make a conscious choice to hire a green cleaning company.
Work with Marcus/Allard Truck Rental
When you call our Illinois and Indiana moving truck company, we’ll help you to find the right sized truck for your moving needs so that you can reduce costs and greenhouse gases. To learn more about what it’s like to work with us, call us directly today or send us a message telling us more about your moving truck needs.