Moving in day- eco friendly planning for a fresh begining

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eco friendly ways for your moving in day

Moving into a new house or flat is an exciting chapter in life, full of fresh beginnings and opportunities but it can also be a time of great waste. From packing materials to new furniture, there’s a lot of stuff that ends up in the landfill. However, it also presents an excellent opportunity to start with a clean, sustainable slate when it comes to your environmental footprint.

Here are a few tips:

  1. Reduce the amount of stuff you bring with you: declutter before you move. Get rid of anything you don’t use or need. You can donate, sell, or recycle unwanted items. Follow our guide to find tips on how to reduce your holdings
  2. Label all of your boxes clearly: This will help to make the unpacking process easier and reduce the amount of waste.
  3. Use recycled packing materials: You can find recycled boxes at grocery stores, liquor stores, and other businesses. You can also buy recycled packing materials online or at some office supply stores.
  4. Hire a moving company that is committed to sustainability: These companies use recycled packing materials, fuel-efficient vehicles, and other sustainable practices.
  5. Buy second hand furniture and appliances: Freecycle/Freegle/friends
  6. Recycle all of your packing materials after you unpack. If you have any packing materials that cannot be recycled, you can compost them or dispose of them in a responsible manner.
  7. Compost: Always look to compost food scraps and yard waste. Get an indoor compost bin
  8. Use energy saving electronics: switch to energy saving electronics such as led lights, switches etc
  9. Double glazing: Double glaze windows and installing insulation will cut your heating and cooling bills.
  10. Blockout curtains: will help add insulation along windows and stop harsh sun heating up the house when you don’t want it to.
  11. Learning about wind directions and adding vents etc to encourage air flow is great.
  12. Kitchen: Follow our guide to transform your kitchen to a zero waste and minimalistic kitchen
  13. Bedroom: Bedrooms are places for one to relax and energise. Making a few tweaks to your existing setup you can enjoy a much cleaner, less cluttered and healthier resting place
  14. Bathroom :Bathrooms are essential to all households and often stacked with single use, disposables and toxic products. Read our article to declutter, streamline and revolutionise your bathroom routines while being environmentally responsible.
  15. Laundry : Laundry is an essential part of our daily routine, but it can also be a significant source of waste. From the water we use to the energy required to run our machines, laundry can have a significant impact on the environment. Fortunately, there are many ways to make your laundry routine more sustainable and with zero waste. Read our guide to find out how.


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