Minimize Your Carbon Footprint While Moving --Yes, Its Possible

boxes for movingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Even the most ardent recycler is faced with heaps of packing supplies if you are moving to Oklahoma City--there is simply so much stuff it takes to move your stuff. If you are shocked with the quantity of wasted components it entails to get your family members to a new home, here are several strategies to lessen your moving impact.

1. Seasonal Purging

For most of us, we learn the most horrible aspect of ourselves over a move--that we're secret hoarders. Many of us preserve literal junk around the house, and be honest, nobody really is sure of exactly why. Home organization gurus recommend periodically sorting through your residence--after the holidays, recycle or give away the decorations and also gift wrapping materials that never came out of the packing containers. Also, at the end of your child's sport season, give outgrown items to someone with younger kids who is able to use the gear in an upcoming season. After a couple of rounds of this it will become second nature and you'll have a lot less to move when the time comes.

2. Make use of Whatever You Have, or Might Get Free

Of course, you can shell out a lot of money in wrapping and also packing supplies. Instead, how about make use of what you've presently got? Here are suggestions for recycling what is scattered around the house.

· Newspapers can be used for wrapping. Begin saving papers and ask your friends and neighbors to do the same. Should there be ink residue once you unpack, simply clean the item, which you would do anyway, subsequently recycle the paper.

· Ratty t-shirts, old towels, and bed sheets make great padding for lots of things--small kitchen appliances, shoes or boots, toys, and non-fragile doodads. They can be used whole or tear them into pieces for small belongings.

· Ditch purchasing moving cartons and go to the liquor store--for their used cases. Dependent upon the state you are in, they're either free or cost just pennies each. These boxes come in a huge variety of shapes and are typically reinforced (full bottles are usually heavy) and are suitable for oddly-shaped and heavy things. Many are able to be recycled when you're finished.  Also, your local moving company might be a good source for used boxes.

· Check about your residence with an eye towards packing and you will find a lot of packable things--not just tote bags and coolers. Such as, put your flatware within a piece of old t-shirt and put it within your roasting pan. Put on the top and you have packed the silverware without having to make use of newsprint, a box, or tape.

3. Go Natural

Instead of buy plastic wrap for items like beds and household furniture, make use of natural materials. Outdated flannel linens can safeguard furniture as well as plastic (presuming it's not snowing or raining on moving day), and you could get yards and yards of simple muslin for approximately a dollar a yard at most big box or fabric stores--and a yard is at the very least five feet wide. Put beds in the muslin and then tape the ends together. A material drop cloth works as effectively as muslin for household furniture. You may also rent cushioned blankets from your local moving company in Oklahoma City for valuable furniture pieces.

4. Rent Your Moving Cartons

Indeed, you are able to rent moving boxes. These are generally heavy duty, multiple-use, plastic-type totes which will come straight to your doorstep, and you send them back after you are unpacked. Talk with your moving company in Oklahoma City to find out if they rent boxes.

5. Sell or Donate Last Minute Leftovers

In spite of scrupulous purging, you will find stuff that you just don't wish to move. Sell or donate those things. Most non-profits will pick up anything you're donating, and there are tons of websites for online selling--from tried and true eBay to neighborhood-specific sites.

In addition to the tips previously mentioned, employing an eco conscience moving company in Oklahoma City is important. Therefore, you shouldn't be timid about asking professional movers what they are undertaking to lessen their carbon footprint.


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