How To Make Your House Move More Eco-Friendly

Moving house involves meticulously planning each and every step of the process, from researching the right accredited company to confirming your transportation and even the packing and unpacking services you’re going to use. But, one aspect of moving that is often overlooked is the impact it can have on the environment. From the packing materials used when moving house to the carbon emissions from your transportation, the process of moving can leave a significant carbon footprint. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to make your house move more eco-friendly and reduce your impact on the environment.

We’ve considered five key ways to help you make your next house move a more sustainable one. By following these steps, you can ensure that your move is not only stress-free but also environmentally responsible.

Start Early and Plan Ahead

Good planning can give you peace of mind regarding your house move, but it will also make it more eco-friendly. By planning ahead, you can reduce waste and carbon emissions, which will ultimately result in a more sustainable moving process.

By creating an inventory of all your belongings, you can easily select excess items and organise to sell or donate them, reducing trips and ultimately saving you fuel and money.

Recycle and Dispose of Items Responsibly

By organising your items thoroughly and planning ahead, you will also be able to dispose of unwanted and potentially hazardous items in the most environmentally conscious way.

One of the main polluting elements of the moving process is the type of packing material you use. At Edwards Removals, we recommend utilising recyclable and sustainable packing materials, which will ultimately cut down the amount of single-use plastic used in your move. To find out more about recycling specific to your area, it’s best to contact your local recycling centres. For those in North London, this might be Regis Road Reuse and Recycling Centre in the Hampstead area and Household Waste and Recycling Centre In Kensington.

Choose Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Products

Whether you will be carrying out the cleaning yourself or employing a specialised cleaning company, one easy yet effective thing you can do to help the environment is to choose eco-friendly products.

Eco-friendly products are free of harmful chemicals such as phosphorus, nitrogen and ammonia and instead contain natural and environmentally-safe ingredients. There are many environmentally conscious cleaning companies in London; to ensure you contract the best one, you should research them thoroughly, check for accreditations and look for high ratings.

Use An Accredited Removals Company

Employing an experienced company means that every step of the move will be as efficient as possible. A company like Edwards Removals will plan every stage of the move in detail, from the first quote to the unpacking of your belongings, which will minimise mistakes and setbacks – saving time, petrol, packing materials, and ultimately, helping the environment.

Our team strives to reduce our environmental footprint in every way possible. Our adherence to the highest environmental standards is confirmed by our ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems certification, which ensures all of our operations meet eco-friendly criteria. Additionally, we are ULEZ compliant, which means all of our vehicles meet the Euro emissions standard. Read more about our efforts towards a better future on our Corporate Social Responsibility page.

Moving may be challenging, but with careful planning and preparation, it can be made much easier and even more enjoyable. And by following these eco-friendly tips, you can also do your part in reducing your environmental impact during your move. Remember to start planning early and find a reliable removal company and cleaning company to ensure the whole process runs smoothly.

The team here at Edwards Removals is always available to answer any additional questions you may have, so don’t hesitate to contact us with any queries.

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