Moving house the green way

In this day and age it’s vitally important that we do all we can to cut back on the amount of rubbish we produce, power we use and the general damage we do to the environment daily. This is especially important to remember when moving house. You can move house while being kind to the environment and it won’t cost the earth, quite on the contrary actually, if you choose to move the green way you should find it costs you even less!

So how do you move the green way? Well, first things first, you need to cut back on your belongings. Do you really need all those chairs? What about all of that cutlery and all of those mugs? Moving house is the perfect time to de-clutter your lives as well as your home. Throw away everything you haven’t used in six months. This way you will have less to move and therefore will need less packaging.

Saving on packaging is a great way to save money and be environmentally friendly. If you have less things you won’t need as much bubble wrap, tape and packing boxes. 

The next thing you can do is try to move everything in one go so the removals truck only needs to make one trip therefore reducing the amount of fuel it uses. This may seem like a small, insignificant way to cut back, but every little bit helps.

When it comes to using boxes to pack up your gear, go for the recycled ones and try asking your local supermarket for any of their unused boxes, banana boxes are great ones to get your hands on as they are usually quite strong so will be good for your more heavy items such as books and photo albums. 

Big Removals is London’s leading removals and storage company. To contact us either call 0845 555 0660 or email

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