There’s no denying it – moving can be a challenge. There’s so much to organize, pack, and prepare, and then there’s the cleaning. When you and your family are planning a relocation, the incredible staff at Green Cleaning DFW will be there to sweep away some of the stress. When you hire us for a move-in/out cleaning, you’ll have plenty of time to focus on the details of your move, and you can rest easy knowing that the products we use are safe and good for our environment. Keep reading for 7 ways to make moving more eco-friendly.
Give What You Don’t Need To Someone Who Does
When you’re packing up to move, it can be tempting to toss unwanted items in the trash, regardless of their value or condition. However, many of the things that you no longer need could be of great value to someone else. Find a local recycling center, stores that accept used items, or donate items to people in your community. This helps to keep reusable items out of landfills.
Re-Use Moving Supplies
If you know someone who has moved recently, they likely still have piles of broken-down boxes in their closet or garage. Alternatively, check social media for posts offering used or recycled, eco-friendly moving supplies. Not only will this save you money, it decreases the waste produced in a move as well. Once you’ve finished with your move, continue the cycle by offering your supplies to someone else!
Skip The Plastic Packing Materials
Bubble wrap, packing peanuts, and other materials meant to cushion your fragile items during a move cause tons of waste each year. These items are generally single-use items that are then immediately discarded, ending up in a landfill. When packing glassware, dishes, and other delicate household items, use dishcloths, towels, and blankets instead of plastic packing materials. Not only will you save space packing, you’ll save money and help our environment.
Use Reusable Storage Boxes Instead Of Cardboard Boxes
Plastic totes often used to store holiday decorations and out-of-season clothes are perfect tools for eco-friendly moving. Rather than single-use cardboard boxes, reusable plastic storage boxes can withstand multiple trips and can be reused for storage after you get settled into your new home.
Use Cleaning Cloths, Not Paper Towels
Moving always means a lot of cleaning. You have to clean out your old home once you’ve moved out, and your new home before you move in. Lots of cleaning can mean a lot of waste. Using cleaning cloths or sponges instead of paper towels or single-use disinfecting wipes will greatly reduce the amount of trash produced during your move.
Have A Strategic Plan In Place
Take some time to think about the items you’ll need last at your old home and first at your new home – cleaning supplies, dishes, toiletries, etc. When these items get packed away and are hard to get to, it can be tempting to go out and buy new ones, but this often leads to extra waste.
Having a plan in place for what items you’ll move and when can also save you money on gas. Avoid wasted trips back and forth from your old home and new home by packing strategically.
Hire Green Cleaning DFW For Move-In/Out Cleaning Services
Our award-winning and eco-friendly move cleaning services will leave your old home sparkling clean for its new owners while helping you get settled right away in a safe and healthy new home. Green Cleaning DFW uses natural, non-toxic, and effective ingredients that deliver superior cleaning results to give you comfort, wellness, and peace of mind.