CONTENT: Green Moving Guide

Unexpected Ways That You Are Creating Waste, And How To Reduce It
Green Moving Guide

By Lily Tran - July 24th, 2014 06:48 PM

The huge amounts of waste that humans are creating are more apparent now than ever before. We understand how our lifestyles’ effect the environment and what we can do to leave a better planet for the next generations to come. Most of us are making conscious choices every day to reduce the amounts of waste that we create and recycle what we do use.

There are, however, a lot of things that most of us do regularly that cause excess waste that we do not even realize. A few extra small changes every day can help reduce your impact on the planet even more and create a better environment for everyone. Here are some of the unexpected ways that you are creating waste, and how you can reduce them.

Packaging material waste

We use an enormous amount of packaged materials every day. Although the items themselves may not be bad for the environment, the packaging that they come in often is. Think about everything that you open and unwrap on a daily basis, it adds up quickly.

Try to cut this down by taking a good look at the packed things that you use every day and try to find a reusable method to replace it. If it’s food, use reusable containers instead. Recycle any and all items that come in a package, even things like makeup and hand soap. Use reusable bags at the grocery store and try to shop locally to reduce shipping waste.

Moving waste

Between the boxes and packing paper to the gas emissions from the moving vans, 

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Making Your Next Move Green
Green Moving Guide

By BoxUp - May 16th, 2014 03:28 PM

Most people are aware that moving is a major project that can turn your life temporarily upside down. But what many do not realize is that moving can have just as big of an impact on the environment.

The process of packing, discarding old items, transporting in trucks and creating excess waste significantly contributes to deforestation, fuel consumption and the use of toxic cleaning chemicals. Fortunately, there are many practical steps you can take during a move to reduce waste and emissions. Here are some smart and effective ways to make your next move green.

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How To Use Moving Crates And Dollies (or Hand Truck)
Green Moving Guide

By BoxUp - May 14th, 2014 11:23 AM

Renting moving bins or crates is a great option for those looking to move locally. It’s convenient and affordable and you save time not having to assemble and un-assemble boxes. The benefits of using sturdy and durable of plastic moving bins are that they offer greater protection, have handles for easy carrying and they nest when empty to save space. However, crates, as with cardboard boxes, get heavy when they are full.  Follow these tips to pack and move faster and easier: 

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Avoid Bed Bugs During A Move
Green Moving Guide

By BoxUp - January 27th, 2014 06:30 PM

Don’t bring any bed bugs into your new home. Take some simple precautions before your move to prevent a bed bug infestation. Check the history of your new home, check your movers and moving vehicle, pack your belongings in clean moving boxes. 

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