Making Your Next Move Green: Eco-Friendly Packing Ideas

Moving can be a stressful event. You have to pack, unpack, have utilities turned on and so much more. Luckily, there are many ways to make your move a lot less stressful. One way to minimize the stress of your move involves packing. By creating a greener move and incorporating green tactics into your packing, you can lessen your stress, reduce the impact on the environment and more. Here are some eco-friendly packing tips:

Use & recycle boxes

If you search around online or locally, you can easily find and purchase recycled boxes for use during your next move. Once you’re done and all unpacked, you can return your boxes so others can use them for their moves.

Donate unwanted items 

While packing and cleaning out your closets, you will undoubtedly come across several items that you no longer want or need. Instead of throwing these items out, why not give them away instead? If you can’t find friends and family who would like them, donating them to local thrift stores is another option.

If you find unwanted items that you wish to sell instead, then you could do so by placing an ad on your local Craigslist, in your local newspaper, or sell them in online auctions.

Eco-friendly packing is a great way to reduce costs and do your part in saving the environment. While making all of your eco-friendly preparations, don’t forget to contact an insurance agency to obtain your renter’s or homeowner’s insurance. Eichelmann Insurance Agency has agents standing by with the ability to answer questions, provide you with a quote, and assist you in any way necessary. You can start off your new move with a great policy that could save you money and give you peace of mind.