7 Simple Eco-Friendly Steps to Moving House Run Smoothly

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Moving can be a stressful time, but it’s a chance to start over in a new home. Whether you’re moving house to a new rental or purchasing a new home, there are a few things you can do to make the entire move go smoothly plus eco-friendly.

Start Packing as Soon as Possible

It’s easy to wait until closer to the moving day to get started but start moving at least a few weeks before you’re scheduled to move. By starting early, you can plan your move to be more eco-friendly. You can start collecting used boxes instead of getting new ones.

Also, you can pack few boxes each day of things you won’t need before your move. That way, you can also decide to recycle or donate unwanted things. You’ll have everything organized and won’t be rushing at the last moment.

Fill a Box with Essentials and Paperwork

Use a clear eco-friendly plastic container to pack essentials you’ll need for the first day and a folder with all of your important paperwork. The box should hold a few rolls of toilet paper, chargers for your electronics, important medications, and anything else you’ll need to have before your belongings arrive at the home. The folder should include moving related paperwork as well as paperwork for your new home.

Pack Cleaning Supplies for the New House

A small box with eco-friendly cleaning supplies should be packed inside or along with your essentials box. An all-purpose cleaner and some paper towels will let you clean up the kitchen and bathrooms as soon as you arrive so you can start using them. It also lets you handle any spills that might happen before all of your cleaning supplies arrive.

Hire Help to Move Your Furniture

Even if you plan on packing and unpacking on your own, hire Removalist Melbourne to make the whole move easier and energy efficient. They’ll handle all of the large and heavy furniture for you and ensure everything gets to your new home. Call them as soon as you know you’re going to move so you can schedule them for the dates you want to move.

Create a Moving Folder

As soon as you know you’ll be moving, create a moving folder or binder. You can use recycled paper or even used files to help save the environment. Have blank paper in there to jot down any notes you need to make while you’re hiring help, planning the move, or looking for a place to move. Everything that relates to your move should be in this folder so it’s easy for you to find when you need it.

Color-Code Your Boxes

Color-coding your used boxes makes it easier for you and those helping you to make sure everything is placed in the right room. You’ll want to pick a color for each room, then stick a label or a piece of tape with that color on the box. Then, once you’ve moved, use the same label or tape to mark the doorway to each room so all anyone helping needs to do is match the colors.

Use Photo and Baggies for Electronics

Take a photo to remember exactly how everything is plugged in to make setting up your electronics in the new home easier. Also, have a baggie or a diy paper envelope for anything you need to take apart. Put all screws and small accessories into the baggie, then tape it to the item you’re taking apart. This way, everything stays together and won’t be lost.

Even if you’re excited for your move, getting everything done can be stressful. Use the tips here to make your next move a lot easier and more importantly, more eco-friendly.  

Clay Miller
the authorClay Miller
I am the creator/writer of and I'm an advocate for oceans, beaches, state parks. I enjoy all things outdoors (e.g. running, golf, gardening, hiking, etc.) I am a graduate of the University of Kentucky (Go Wildcats!!). I'm also a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Kentucky.

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