How To Choose An Eco-Friendly Moving Company

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A few years ago, I decided that I needed to stop trying to live in a home that I couldn't afford. I was tired of always trying to make the mortgage when I really couldn't afford it anymore. I decided that instead of ignoring the issue, I needed to put my home up for sale and focus on moving and storage. I found a great storage facility where I could stash things that wouldn't fit into my apartment, and I also worked with a great company that offered help with moving. It was amazing to be free of that financial burden. This blog is for anyone wondering about starting over.


How To Choose An Eco-Friendly Moving Company

7 November 2016
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The environment is important to you. You try to accommodate to a greener lifestyle in every facet of your daily life. If you're getting ready to move into a new home, the experience can be exciting, but you'll need some professional help with transporting your home goods along the way. When choosing the companies that help you day to day, it's important that they also work at fulfilling a sustainable lifestyle. Moving companies are no exception. Here are some ways to look for a local moving service that leans more toward environmental preservation.

Eco-Friendly Transportation

One of the biggest indicators that the moving company you choose is part of green business practice is that they offer eco-friendly trucks and vans. This could mean a combination of gas and electric model trucks or newer vehicles that are designed to use less gasoline and produce less waste. Biodiesel, bioethanol, and biogas are also fuel alternatives that some companies for their vehicles. Transportation and fuel are important factors with any eco-savvy lifestyle, because transporting your home and personal items is one of the main services that a moving company will provide. Inquire about their fleet of trucks and vehicles before you decide to sign a moving contract.

Using Recycling Moving Materials

Nowadays, moving is more than just loading personal items and furniture into a van or the back of a truck. The boxes and protective wrap that your goods are wrapped with is equally important. If a local moving company cares about the environment, they will choose only recyclable and biodegradable moving materials. This includes the tape and packing peanuts that are stored inside each box and container.

Has A Safe And Successful Track Record

Before choosing a company to help you pack and move, make sure that they have a good, strong track record in the business. Some questions to ask may be:

  • How many years have you been in business?
  • Do you have a list of satisfied customers?
  • Do you guarantee your green business practices?

You should also reference the company online and with your neighbors. Check discussion boards and also crowd-sourced reviews the company, to get a good grasp on what other people are saying.

The Company Gives Back To The Lifestyle

If you want to choose a successful company that is committed to helping mother earth, find out how much concern they place into the green energy movement. Do they advocate for a more stable and cleaner environment? What percentage of their revenue do they put back into helping organizations related to the EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)? If they are committed to volunteering and donating, they're a company you'll want to work with.

Don't hesitate to set up an appointment with a local moving company today to get a plan in place that matches your green lifestyle and your budget.