Tips on how to achieve an eco-friendly move.

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According to the U.S Census Bureau, nearly 40 million people move every year.  While it may be difficult to relocate your home without making any footprint at all, producing a small one is a real possibility.

An environmentally conscious move requires knowing exactly what has to be moved. The fewer the items being moved the less packing materials, less gas, and less man hours it will take. So, go through your home and decide what can be donated, sold, or recycled.

This article has been supplied by Nashville Green Movers, the Green Truck Movers who provide complete moving solutions that include Box Rental and Box recycling for its customers in Nashville, Franklin and all of Middle Tennessee. Our Professional staff is highly reliable, trustworthy, & dedicated to serving you while reducing our carbon footprint on mother earth.

A household move is almost impossible without cardboard boxes. Many are made from %100 recycled materials and also sold at very affordable prices. If buying new boxes is the only option, then after their use, consider recycling them or donating them for others to use.

There are a few options for cushioning material for packing fragile items into boxes. You can use bubble wrap, packing peanuts, newspaper, packing paper, and your linens. The best way to stay green while moving is by using packing paper in conjunction with your towels, linens, pillows and blankets.

If you have any old electronics, Staples promotes that they will recycle them for you.  Many movers will not move hazardous materials, so dispose of them properly within your city.  Search online if your city has any local recycling programs. Find one that is close to your home and will accept all kinds of material.

When hiring a moving company, enlist in a company that flaunts their eco-friendly approach to moving household goods.  When buying cleaning products for your new home, consider buying the ones that are eco-friendly.  Finally, when buying packing materials, go with ones that boast they come from recycled products.

The amount of waste and resources it takes to move is surprising. Help save the planet by staying green and eco-friendly during your next move by following the above recommendations.

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