Make Your Moving Process Easy with Recyclable Corrugated Boxes

Relocation is never an easy task. Whether you are moving your home or office, there are many parts to the process that make difficult. Aside from packing and unpacking, you have to make sure you are organized; otherwise, you mights lose some stuff or forget to pack some things. However, using recyclable corrugated boxes can make the relocation process easier. If you want to know why you should use these boxes and how you can make the moving process easy, keep reading.

Why Use Recycled Corrugated Boxes

Many companies sell special “moving boxes” and sometimes at a premium price. There are some benefits to certain types of boxes, like boxes with cell packaging (which is great for wine glasses and other breakables) or garment boxes) which have a hanger rod so you don’t have to fold and unfold you clothes or risk them getting wrinkled during the move). However, for general packing purposes, like clothes or knickknacks, you should consider recycled corrugated boxes. These boxes can be cheaper than these special moving boxes and can be just as strong or stronger than these boxes and give extra protection.

Another reason to use recyclable corrugated boxes would be because it’s very eco-friendly. Many manufacturers cut down acres of virgin forest to make their boxes, which people usually throw away anyway after they use the boxes. By using recycled boxes, especially made of 100% post-consumer recycled materials, you are doing your part in helping the environment. You can save trees from being cut down and lower carbon emissions from manufacturing new boxes. After you use the boxes, try to reuse them or bring them to  the nearest recycling center, as these boxes can still be recycled, which again is good for Mother Earth.

Using Recyclable Corrugated Boxes

Using recyclable corrugated boxes is just like using any type of box. Ideally, you should first evenly distribute your items. While it makes sense to put things together, you may want to rethink about the distribution of items. For example, you want to put your books together in the same box, but try to mix heavy and lighter books in the same box. You can put paperback books with hardbound books in the same box, for example.

Recyclable corrugated boxes

Next, you should pack room by room and unpack the same way. One problem many people have with packing and unpacking is that they end up not finishing the job (and scrambling last minute or having half-open boxes months after they leave) because they get distracted or suddenly remember something to do or pack in the other room. Set aside time to pack each room individually. Pack up a room and don’t move on until you finish. Also, don’t forget to label each box. Write down the general contents of the box, as well as which room it belongs in so the movers can put it in the right place.

With these tips, you can properly make use of recyclable corrugated boxes. Using these types of boxes can help make moving easier, but also save the environment and save you some money.

Valuable Tips For Greener Moving

Nowadays, people seem to be talking more and more about how to be eco-friendly. The so called ‘green’ way of life seems to be embraced by a growing number of people every year. And the people who actually manage to follow such a lifestyle would like to incorporate it in all aspects of their life so that preserving the health of our planet could be more easily attained. The actual moving process leaves behind plenty of garbage: packing peanuts, plastic wrapping, a huge amount of cardboard boxes and so much more. Unfortunately, all of these are used just once and are tossed into the trash bin. What eco-friendly moving means is to basically use as little moving-related accessories as possible. To reduce the waste.

First off, aim at moving as little items as possible. Don’t try moving your entire household. For example, if there are certain household appliances that you have not been using for quite some time and you will probably never use again, why bother taking them to your new place? After all, the less stuff you take, the less space it will occupy in the moving van and the lighter your cargo will be  which will result in the less gas consumption. And this will of course lead to you spending far less money. Which is always good for the family budget. However, these things you decide not to take will be better off either donated or sold at a garage sale. This will add a few extra dollars in your pocket and will help reduce the waste. This idea could be taken to an extreme. How? Well, if you feel like it, you could empty everything out of the fridge and give it away to those in need. The refrigerator’s contents will turn bad anyway by the time you transport them to your new place. Especially if the removal is to take place during the summer.

In most cases, the boxes that are used  during the removal are used not more than just once. This increases the amount of junk. Why not look for advertisements that offer already used boxes? Most of them are in good condition and can be used at least once more. Again, you will save money and contribute to not causing any additional waste. You can even rent boxes. There are companies that offer box rental services and you can rent polypropylene moving boxes, which could be used multiple times.

Almost everybody uses bubblewrap for the purpose of securing whatever is being transported. However, bubblewrap is plastic and everybody knows how slow plastic degrades. As an alternative to this kind of plastic wrapping, one can use old newspapers, which can be as effective. They can also be used instead of packing peanuts. Simply crumple the paper into bigger pieces and put among the objects that are already in the moving box. For protecting purposes while transporting, towels and blankets can also do a great job.

However, doing an eco-friendly removal does not end here. The final step after all the packing is done is actually the most important. Choose a moving company that utilizes ‘green’ practices. What’s most important is for them to use vans and trucks that run on ‘biodiesel’, which is far more safe for the environment than regular fuel.