You’re in Chicago and you’re moving, but relocation is no excuse to forget about the environment. With our new found awareness of the world’s condition, why not implement some eco-friendly moving techniques and do your part to save the Earth? Moving Green in Chicago does not have to be a hard or costly one.
At The Professionals Moving Specialists, we have the Greenbox moving Containers to help you be more environmentally friendly. Rather than using cardboard boxes, you can rent plastic containers from us to pack your stuff in. This is both less expensive and more convenient. Rather than wasting money buying boxes, tape, and packing paper, you just need plastic basins and maybe some bubble wrap. These containers are returned to us after you’ve unpacked. That way, you don’t have to be bothered the clutter of unfolded cardboard boxes waiting to be thrown out or recycled. If you do use cardboard boxes, though, always remember to recycle.
Throw It Out
Something you can do to help before you even start packing is to get rid of things you won’t need. Bringing along items you will eventually throw out anyway is a waste of space and a waste of gas. So go through everything you own first. Recycle and donate what you can and throw away the rest. You’ll be surprised at how much clutter you have lying around.
Wrap It Up
Bubble wrap and wrapping paper aren’t the only things you can use when covering your fragile items. Reuse old newspapers. You can also use old towels and bed sheets you were going to throw away. It’ll give a layer of softness to cushion your plates and vases and while it’s heavier than bubble wrap, there are rarely stories of marine animals chocking on newspapers.
The cleaning products you use can make a difference as well. Environmentally friendly soaps and sprays can be found almost anywhere. Go to your local Target or Wal-Mart to pick up some before you start your moving out cleaning. Not only is it better for the environment, but the lack of chemicals is beneficial for you as well.
Go the extra mile and check to see if your movers are going green as well. Some own bio-diesel trucks and use moving pads made out of recycled materials. Like The Professionals Moving Specialists, a lot of movers offer the option of renting packing crates. Check out all of your options before choosing so you can be as environmentally friendly as possible.