Moving Green--Yes, You Can Do it

Packing for a moveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Even the most fervent recycler is faced with mountains of packing products when you are moving to Colorado Springs--there's simply so much stuff it requires to move your stuff. If you're appalled at the amount of wasted supplies it entails to get the family to a new house, here are some strategies to decrease your moving footprint.

Periodic Purging

For most of us, we learn the most scary thing about ourselves during a move--that we are secret hoarders. We preserve literal junk throughout the house, and be realistic, no one really understands exactly why. Home organization gurus propose periodically purging your home--after the holiday season, recycle or give away the decorations and gift wrapping supplies which never came out of the packaging. Also, following your son or daughter's sports activity season, give outgrown equipment to anyone with younger kids who is able to utilize the items in an upcoming season. After a number of rounds of this it will become second nature and you'll have a lot less to move when it's time.

Utilize Whatever You Have, or Might Get Free

Sure, you can invest a lot of money in wrapping as well as packing materials. Alternatively, why not work with what you've currently got? Here are suggestions for reusing what's lying about the house.

· Newspapers may be used for wrapping. Start saving papers and ask your neighbors to do the same. If there is ink residue whenever you unpack, simply rinse the item, which you were going to do anyway, subsequently recycle the paper.

· Ratty t-shirts, old towels, and bed linens make fantastic insulation for lots of items--small appliances, footwear, toys, and non-fragile doodads. They can be used whole or tear them into strips for smaller belongings.

· Go without buying moving boxes and head for the liquor store--for their empty boxes. Depending on the state you're in, they may be either free or cost merely pennies each. These packing containers come in a big assortment of dimensions and are generally reinforced (full bottles are usually heavy) and are generally perfect for oddly-shaped and weighty items. Most are able to be recycled when you're concluded.

· Look around your house with an attention for packing and you'll find plenty of packable things--not simply tote bags and coolers. Such as, wrap your utensils inside a piece of old t-shirt and set it in the roasting pan. Put on the lid and you have packed the silver and never have to use newsprint, a box, or tape.

Go Natural

Instead of get plastic wrap for items like mattresses and furniture, make use of natural materials. Used flannel sheets can safeguard household furniture as well as plastic (assuming it is not precipitating on moving day), and you can buy yards and yards of simple muslin for about a dollar a yard at most big box or fabric stores--and a yard is at the very least five feet wide. Put mattresses in the muslin and tape the ends together. A fabric drop cloth functions as nicely as muslin for household furniture. You can also rent cushioned blankets from the local moving company in Colorado Springs for important furniture pieces.

Rent Your Moving Boxes

Sure, you are able to rent moving boxes. These are generally heavy duty, reusable, plastic material totes that can arrive right to your door, and you send them back right after you are unpacked. Check with your moving company in Colorado Springs to find out if they rent boxes.

Sell or Give Away Last Minute Leftovers

In spite of thorough purging, you'll encounter things that you just don't wish to move. Sell or donate those things. Most non-profits can pick up anything you are donating, and there are a lot of websites for online selling--from tried and true eBay to neighborhood-specific internet sites.

In addition to the points above, employing an eco conscience moving company in Colorado Springs is a must. Thus, don't be shy about asking professional movers what they're executing to lessen their carbon impact.


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