If in your daily life you strive to be environmentally responsible, don’t abandon that conviction when it’s time to move. Sure, boxes, plastic wrap, and other traditional moving-day paraphernalia lead to extra waste, but the Long Island long-distance movers from Quality Moving & Storage have some tips to lessen environmental impact during a relocation. Our experienced residential movers in Long Island have tips for both moving companies and customers.

Steps Moving Companies Can Take

Some moving companies haven’t made the commitment to be more environmentally aware. Those that are ready to take that step can start with these simple tips:

  • Long-distance moving companies have an excellent opportunity to help the environment and save on operating costs at the same time. Combine smaller shipments of different cross-country customers onto a single truck to slash fuel usage.
  • Instead of having customers purchase new wardrobe boxes for the move, offer them the use of reusable wardrobe boxes.
  • Plastic harms the environment, so anytime you find an alternative for its use, that’s a positive step. Instead of wrapping furniture and other large items in plastic wrap use moving blankets and large rubber bands.
  • Update your business operations to reflect best environmental best practices, such as using recycled office products, converting to wind or solar power, using green cleaning supplies, servicing your fleet in an environmentally responsible way.

Steps You Can Take

The best thing you can do to complete an environmentally friendly move is to hire a professional moving company that follows some of the practices above, but there are other steps you can take as well, such as:

  • Properly Disposing of Paint, Gas, and Other Household Chemicals
  • Properly Disposing of Electronics and Appliances
  • Donating Unwanted Household Items and Non-Perishable Food to Charity Rather than Throwing Them Away
  • Locating Used Boxes Rather Than Buying New Boxes
  • Using Towels and Blankets as Padding for Delicate Items

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Quality Moving & Storage offers comprehensive moving services and benefits, including:

  • Free Consultations
  • Full-Service Packing
  • Custom Crating
  • Competitive Prices
  • Quality Materials
  • On-Time Service
  • Skilled Moving Professionals

We bring more than 20 years of experience to your relocation. As an agent of Wheaton Worldwide Moving, we’re part of a network of moving professionals that reaches from coast to coast, so we can help with your move anywhere in the country.

Call Quality Moving & Storage today to learn more or fill out our online form now to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation