No matter where you’re moving from or to, or indeed whether you are moving home or office, it’s worth joining the green revolution and making a relocation as eco-friendly as possible.
Some of the following points, may help you to reduce your carbon footprint as you vacate your old premises and start again elsewhere:
1. De-Clutter and recycle
Before your move, take the opportunity to de-clutter the premises. The items that you don’t really need can be donated to charity, recycled or sold. By enabling these items to be re-used, it avoids the items going to landfill. It will also mean that the total capacity of the items to be moved will be less and so the removal company will use less fuel and less packing materials. Essentially, this may also reduce the cost of the move.
2. Choose a removals company with a dedication to environmental issues
As the spotlight remains on environmental issues, any company in the moving industry should be making a proactive effort to keep ahead with green issues. Burke Bros. Moving Group maintains an ongoing commitment to the environment, with particular focus on the recycling of waste to avoid the use of landfill, through the environmentally responsible disposal and re-use of furniture and IT equipment. This commitment to the environment was first recognised in San Francisco in 2006, with the awarding of the Juan Peralta Ecological Award for the best contribution from a moving company on Global environmental issues by PAIMA.
3. Pack carefully
Any move will involve the unavoidable use of boxes, bubble wrap and paper. To make the most effective use of these resources, and if your budget allows, consult professional packers to do the job for you. If you opt to do the packing yourself, try to, for example, re-use boxes that electrical items and devices were originally bought in. Use blankets, towels and sheets as packing themselves to wrap around fragile goods before putting into boxes.
4. Clean green
Consider investing in environmentally friendly cleaning products to use when leaving your old premises and again upon entering the new premises and reduce the prevalence of harsh, environmentally toxic products.
5. Stop direct mail
Re-direct mail for after you have moved premises rather than having bundles of mail piling up at the old premises. It is also possible to put a stop to direct mail by contacting a mail preference service.
6. Use up store cupboard essentials
Particularly when moving from a residential premises, try to use the food that is already in stock to avoid throwing food away unnecessarily or using packing space to transport it. It is often worth contacting local charities with a view to donating surplus food to them.
For more information on how best to prepare for moving home or office, or to arrange a free pre-move survey please contact Burke Bros Moving Group on 01902 714555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org