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Green moving: How to move home with less environmental impact

The majority of people are trying to live more sustainable lifestyles today, and if you’ve made the effort to reduce, reuse and recycle, why should moving home be any different? Here are a few top tips for making your move greener this time.

1. Use recycled packing materials

Using recycled boxes, as long as they are still robust and in good condition, is a great way to save on waste. As well as this, you can use recycled materials to pack it out instead of opting for environmentally unfriendly bubble wrap.

2. Use clothes to pack out boxes

Rather than filling empty spaces in boxes with newspaper, packing nuts or bubble wrap, use your own clothes, pillows and blankets to fill them up. You were planning to move these things anyway, so why not make use of them!

3. Work with eco-friendly movers

Look to book a removals company that has good green credentials. Ask them about their environmental policies, and look for companies using modern, efficient vehicles or who offer carbon offsetting for your job.

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