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How to make your next house move eco-friendly

21 February 2024By ellie Reuseabox

How to make your next house move eco-friendly

In our eco-conscious world today, you’re likely pondering ways you can lessen your environmental footprint. Even seemingly small actions, such as moving house, can leave a carbon footprint.

But fear not!

From cutting down on waste to curbing carbon emissions, there are numerous ways to ensure you make your next house move eco-friendly.

1. Plan Ahead

One of the keys to a sustainable move is careful planning. By taking the time to plan ahead, you can streamline the moving process and reduce unnecessary waste. Start by decluttering your belongings and donating or recycling items you no longer need. This not only lightens your load but also ensures that fewer items end up in landfills.

Budget small house moving packs2. Reuse Packaging Materials

Instead of purchasing brand-new packing materials, opt for eco-friendly alternatives such as used cardboard boxes. Companies such as Reuseabox (wait, that’s us!) offer used moving house packs as it removes the need for the production of new boxes, which also saves energy and resources.

3. Pack fragile items using eco-friendly material

Use eco-friendly materials like recycled newspaper or shredded paper when packing fragile items (avoid plastic packing peanuts!). These alternatives are not only eco-friendly but also provide excellent protection for your belongings during transit.

4. Choose a sustainable moving company

If hiring a moving company, do your research to find one that prioritises sustainability. Look for companies that use fuel-efficient vehicles, offer recycling services and implement environmentally friendly practices.

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5. Embrace sustainable living in your new home

Once you’ve settled into your new home, continue your eco-friendly efforts by embracing sustainable living practices. Reduce energy consumption, minimise water usage, prioritise reuse, recycling and composting and consider purchasing second-hand furniture and items from charity shops or on Gumtree. By making environmentally conscious choices every day, you can help protect the planet for future generations.

Making your next house move eco-friendly is not only achievable but also essential for reducing your environmental footprint. By planning ahead, reusing materials, and minimising waste, you can relocate to your new home with minimal impact on the planet.

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