Looking after the environment is extremely important to us, and should be at the forefront of everyone’s way of thinking in the UK with everything we do. We need to look after the planet. Here at Packing Solution we are based in Glastonbury, which is known around the globe for being a green capital of the country. But how can you move home in an environmentally friendly manner, and can this really be a cheaper option for a house move?
- Environmentally friendly cardboard boxes are much, much cheaper than plastic alternatives. Yes, this will save you a lot of money with a house move. Boxes on average should cost around £50 for an average house move, where as plastic containers will cost nearer £500 for the same number of boxes!
- Better still, if you use second hand cardboard boxes, which can sometimes be picked up from local shops on the high street or supermarkets, this will be completely free for you to use! You can’t always get these, and sometimes they will be a little broken or damaged or dirty, but for some of your older possessions this can do the job just fine, such as tools from the garden shed etc.
- Picking an environmentally friendly fuel efficient van or lorry to do the job for you will not only look after the environment, but yes, it will save you fuel as well! This is further savings for both you and the planet, so why wouldn’t you? Our tips for this are to pick the smallest van you can get away with, that will be able to hold all of your possessions for the house move too. You don’t want to do trips back and forth though, because this will have the opposite effect, so make sure the van is big enough, but not too big. Planning is the key here.
Cardboard boxes for packaging are always recyclable, so once you have finished with them, make sure you either re use them for storage, give them away to someone else moving home, or recycle them at a recycling plant. Another alternative is that you can re use them to make things out of them, which can be both fun and entertaining.
Of course, picking the optimum number of cardboard boxes is the key to success. If you have too many, then it will cost you more and use more energy producing them too, but having too little and you won’t be able to move home properly. So the solution to this is to buy small groups of boxes at a time, and top them up as you go along and as you run out of them, rather than purchasing incredibly large amounts at a time.