Moving Green--Yes, You Can Do it

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

Even the most ardent 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 are appalled at the quantity of wasted materials it entails to get the family to a new house, here are some strategies to decrease your moving footprint.

Periodic Purging

For many of us, we learn the most scary thing about ourselves during a move--that we're secret hoarders. We retain literal junk around the house, and face it, no one really knows exactly why. Home organization specialists propose periodically purging your house--after the holiday season, recycle or give away the decorations as well as 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

Certainly, you can spend a lot of money in wrapping as well as packing supplies. 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 friends and neighbors to do the same. If there is ink deposits when you unpack, just rinse the item, which you were going to do anyway, subsequently recycle the paper.

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

· Go without buying moving boxes and head for the liquor store--for their empty cartons. Depending on the state you're in, they may be either free or cost just pennies each. These packing containers can be found in a big assortment of sizes 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 are concluded.

· Glance around your home with an attention for packing and you'll find lots 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 silverware and never have to make use of newsprint, a box, or tape.

Go Natural

Instead of get plastic wrap for items like mattresses and furniture, use natural materials. Old flannel linens can safeguard household furniture as well as plastic (presuming it is not raining or snowing on moving day), and you may get yards and yards of simple muslin for around a dollar a yard at most big box or fabric stores--and a yard is at the very least five feet wide. Wrap mattresses in the muslin and tape the ends together. A fabric drop cloth functions as well as muslin for furniture. You can also rent cushioned blankets from a local moving company in Colorado Springs for valuable furniture pieces.

Rent Your Moving Boxes

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

Sell or Give Away Last Minute Leftovers

In spite of detailed purging, you'll encounter things that you just do not want to move. Sell or donate those things. Most non-profits will pick up everything you're donating, and there are a lot of websites for online selling--from well known eBay to neighborhood-specific internet sites.

As well as the points previously mentioned, employing an eco conscience moving company in Colorado Springs is a must. Thus, don't be shy regarding asking professional movers what they're executing to lessen their carbon impact.


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