You would be hard pressed to find someone who isn’t looking for way to lighten their spending. Luckily, going green and being frugal are often directly compatible. So, take a look at some of these smart, forward-thinking ideas for extra green home removals.
How Far Are You Moving?
If you really want to put the environment first, think about how much gas is going to be used if you choose to move to the other side of the state, or even the other side of the country. Many people don’t consider that their impact on the planet starts right from the planning stages, with almost everything they do. Do you really need to pick up and move hundreds of miles? Maybe you could find a place that’s closer that might be better. This is one method of reducing your carbon footprint that is so simple, many don’t even factor it in. Okay, it might not be practical to put your whole life on hold to reduce emissions and waste, but it is worth considering.
Buy New Appliances Before You Move
If you are going to upgrade any of your larger appliances for newer and more efficient models, it’s a good idea to choose and purchase them before you move. However, don’t have them delivered to your current home. Organize to have them delivered after you move, preferably as soon as you will need them. This saves you from needing to pack and move things that you haven’t even started to use yet. It also means that your new home is going to start out with a newer, greener trend of lower power consumption. It will also reduce the cost of moving for you and lower the gas that you use.
Alternate Home Removals
Are you hiring professional to assist with the move? While a big moving truck does not seem like a great way to reduce your yearly carbon emissions, they can be quite economical when used properly and thoughtfully. If you just don’t like the idea of burning up all those fossil fuels, there are greener options for your upcoming home removal:
Shipping Your Car by Train
Are you moving very far, and you need to take your car with you? If you’re taking a plane or train and are unable to drive your car, consider having it shipped by rail. It’s a lot more economical than putting it on a truck. This is also a good choice if you’d just rather not use up multiple tanks of gas by driving your car. You can hop on board a passenger train and reduce your own transportation as you reduce the amount your car uses to get to your new home.
Choose a Green Home Removal Company
Unless you’re going to do the move yourself, you will want to hire some experts to help with your move. Their primary duty is going to be providing the transport, generally in the form of a truck, and helping to load and unload your possessions. While trucks are not known for their eco-friendly nature, you can find some quite progressive home removal companies that care about the environment. Biodiesel fuel is now used in vehicles all over the place. Try to find a moving company with their trucks running on this type of green fuel.