While we’ve all moved, few of us have consciously made a “green move”. A green move involves a bit of preparation and plenty of junk removal. The first step in any green move is to drastically reduce the amount that you have to haul. This is precisely why a professional junk removal service is essential to a quick, clean, light and easy move.
Eliminate Everything That is Unnecessary with Junk Removal
When it is time to make your next move, do not merely load up all of your belongings into boxes and stack them into a moving truck. Go through all of your possessions from clothing to appliances and electronics to determine what you really need. Create separate piles for “must haves”, “donations” and “junk removal”. Then hold a garage sale and call up Junk King to get rid of everything that is not truly necessary for your new digs. With less items to move, you will have decreased costs as movers typically charge according to the weight of your items.
Rent Plastic Crates
Instead of asking friends and family for used boxes, go ahead and rent plastic crates. Plastic crates can be reserved online, delivered and then picked up at your new digs. This is a much more green option than using those old cardboard boxes that tend to break when carried.
Consider the Type of Moving Truck
Nowadays, it is possible to research the types of moving trucks that various moving companies use. A surprising number of moving companies are using trucks that operate on comparatively clean biodiesel. It might take half an hour of research and a couple phone calls to find a local moving company that has these types of green trucks but you will be doing your part to preserve the environment.
Use Eco-friendly Moving Supplies
Aside from the plastic crates mentioned above, there are all sorts of planet-friendly moving supplies available for those who need to make a move. You can find 100% recyclable packing materials that will keep Earth green and clean. You can even obtain biodegradable eco-bubble wrap for your move as well. Don’t be afraid to ask your moving company for used boxes or crates made of recyclable materials as well. Plenty of these companies will even provide you with a refund if you return unused boxes at the end of the move.
Use Real Popcorn Instead of Foam Popcorn
While it is tempting to use foam peanuts and popcorn to secure your fragile items in moving boxes, do not give into temptation. You can do the environment a big favor by using real popcorn. Go ahead and pop the kernels but don’t add the salt and butter! Real popcorn can fill in the gaps in your boxes to keep your fragile items safe and sound throughout the moving process. This way, you won’t have to trash the foam peanuts or let them sit in the basement until your next move. Once you have settled into your new digs, feed your used popcorn to the birds to complete the ultimate green move.
Lean on Junk-King to Facilitate Your Green Move
The junk removal experts at Junk-King are ready to help you make your move as green as possible. Give us a call today and we will schedule a two-hour window for the pickup of all of your junk. We can remove just about anything (as long as it’s non-hazardous) from your home or business. We won’t make a mess and we will make every effort to reuse, recycle or donate your unwanted items. Reach out to us by dialing 1-888-888-5865 (JUNK) or visit our website.