It can be really easy to do your part to keep our planet healthy – even while moving and traveling. By making just a few small changes to what you pack, how you pack, and the way you transport things, you can make an impact. Here are a few tips from StorQuest for a more eco-friendly moving and traveling experience.
Recycle Instead of Toss
When you’re sorting through stuff to pack and stuff to get rid of, be sure to make a donation pile too. When you’re digging through your closet looking for your swimsuit, you might unearth a pile of long-forgotten clothes. It’s always better to have things reused instead of adding garbage to landfills. If you’re looking to make an extra buck or two, you can also sell your gently used belongings on Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, or Poshmark.
Going Green – Literally
When you hit the road, the lighter you pack, the less weight is being transported. What does this mean for the environment? Fewer greenhouse gasses are being used to get you from here to there. So try only packing the essentials. Before you head out of your house, you should also be sure to turn off lights, unplug electronics, and turn down the thermostat. That way you’re using less energy – and saving a few bucks on your bill!
Get Smart with Moving & Packing Supplies
The best way to up your game when it comes to moving and packing supplies? Reuse and recycle. Once you’re done with your move, break boxes down and gather together all of the packing supplies – bubble wrap, packing peanuts, and packaging paper, and store them. The next time you need supplies you won’t have to go searching and you get to save a couple of bucks. Best of all, your local StorQuest location sells packing supplies and boxes, so you won’t have to make a special trip to get what you need.
Have a Plan
All of the driving back and forth can take up time and release extra emissions into the air. That’s why it’s so important to come up with a plan before your big move. Pack as much as you can into each trip and minimize going to and from your destination by strategizing your route. Wanting to share the load? You can also hire pros from an eco-friendly moving company to take care of the heavy lifting for you.
Store with StorQuest
Once you’ve finished packing things up, you can count on StorQuest to make the rest of your move a smooth one. Our state-of-the-art facilities have all of the features you are looking for in a reliable self storage partner. Take a look and find a StorQuest location that is closest to you.