Moving house is a significant life event that can impact our environment considerably. For families in Perth, where sustainability is increasingly a priority, reducing the carbon footprint during a move is not only beneficial for the planet but also for future generations. This article explores five practical and effective ways to make your next move more eco-friendly.
- Declutter and Donate
Before you start packing, decluttering your home will reduce the volume of items you need to transport, subsequently decreasing the number of vans required which will also help to reduce your overall cost. Donate items in good condition to local charities or hold a garage sale. Not only does this lighten your load, but it also gives your belongings a second life and reduces waste.
Visit Perth-based charity shops like Good Sammy or The Salvation Army to donate items, supporting your community while being eco-conscious.
- Eco-Friendly Packing Materials
Traditional packing materials like bubble wrap and styrofoam are not environmentally friendly. Opt for biodegradable packing peanuts, recycled paper, or even household items like towels and bedding for cushioning. Another option is to rent reusable moving boxes, which can be returned after your move, check out Crates 2 Move for more info.
- Efficient Moving Logistics
Carefully plan your move to minimise trips back and forth. This planning involves efficient packing, clear labelling, and organising items strategically for loading and unloading. Consider hiring a moving company that uses biofuel or hybrid moving trucks. Research companies with eco-friendly practices, such as solar-powered warehouses or electric trucks.
- Sustainable Disposal of Unwanted Items
If you have items that are not suitable for donation, consider environmentally friendly disposal options. Perth has several recycling facilities and e-waste drop-off points. For larger items, like furniture, look into Perth-based recycling services that specialise in repurposing or recycling bulk waste.
Visit the Mindarie Regional Council’s website for information on recycling facilities and services in your area.
- Car Transport: A Smart Move for the Environment
When moving multiple vehicles, using a car transport company is a smart choice for reducing emissions. These companies, prevalent in Perth, specialise in moving several cars at once, significantly reducing the carbon footprint compared to driving the vehicles to your new home. This approach not only saves on emissions but also on fuel costs and potential wear and tear on your vehicles. Check out Upmove, you can receive multiple quotes for the best transport companies in one request, including eco-friendly options.
Moving house doesn’t have to leave a hefty carbon footprint. By implementing these tactics, families can ensure their move is as eco-friendly as possible. Decluttering, using sustainable packing materials, optimising moving logistics, responsibly disposing of waste, and considering vehicle transport companies are practical steps towards a greener move.
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