California Professional Movers’ Guide to Eco-Friendly Moving

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Moving can often feel chaotic and wasteful. It’s that time when we say goodbye to old clothes, outdated gadgets and forgotten furniture. And oh, the boxes and packing materials that seem to multiply! They create mountains of waste that sadly find a new home in our landfills. Let’s not forget the numerous trips in those thirsty moving trucks, chugging fuel back and forth to your new digs. But guess what? It’s time for a change and a breath of fresh, clean air into the moving process!  As eco-friendly movers, we’ve discovered simple ways to make your move greener and easier on you and the environment. Our California Professional Movers’ guide to eco-friendly moving is your resource for a smooth, environmentally friendly and mindful moving experience. Moving homes is a big step, but with conscious choices and eco-friendly movers it’s a move in the right direction.

California Professional Movers’ eco-friendly tips: 

Decluttering the eco-friendly way

pile of clothes to be donatedWhen moving, less often means more waste left behind. But it doesn’t have to be this way if you opt to donate, recycle or sell items you no longer need. Kickstart mindful decluttering well before your move date, giving yourself ample time to rehome your possessions. Organize your items into three main categories: donate, recycle, and sell. Sure, some things may be past their prime and need to be thrown away, but aim to keep this pile minimal. Consider hosting a unique reverse housewarming party; lay out items you plan to give away and invite guests to take their pick. Take the time to research and reach out to local organizations like Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity ReStore or local food banks to donate clothing, furniture or food. For old electronics, locate responsible recycling companies in your area. At NorthStar Moving, we’ve partnered with local organizations to help their clients recycle or donate unwanted items. Such mindful preparation not only lightens your moving load but does so in an environmentally responsible way, ensuring a greener and more sustainable transition to your new abode.

Eco-Friendly Packing Tips

NorthStar Moving ecofriendly moving boxes We know you want to protect your fragile items on a move, but you also want to protect our environment. Guess what, you can do both! NorthStar Moving’s California Professional Movers introduce you to the environmentally friendly answer – the Eco-bubble. Unlike traditional bubble wrap, which takes centuries to break down,  Eco-bubble is designed to degrade, crack, and break down into tinier pieces with the help of UV light, oxygen, and sometimes heat, thanks to its special ‘Reverte’ Oxo-biodegradable additives.

Other eco-friendly packing materials include using packing paper instead of newspaper, recycled moving boxes and popcorn instead of packing peanuts. What’s more, as eco-friendly California professional movers we are excited to offer incentives for using recycled moving boxes. Here’s the deal: return any of our 100% recycled moving boxes, and after a quality check, we’ll refund you 25% of the original cost! Plus, purchase our used recycled moving boxes at a 25% discount. Combine both, and you pocket a cool 50% savings! Available to all our local and California intrastate clients, this is our way of saying that going green not only saves the environment, it saves your green too!

Green Transportation Options

California Professional Movers biodiesel trucksYou might think moving your own items is a greener option, but consider the numerous wasteful trips back and forth required to transport your entire home. Hiring eco-friendly California professional movers proves to be a more sustainable option. Green movers like NorthStar Moving have converted most of their fleet of moving trucks to run on biodiesel. This cleaner-burning fuel sourced from natural and renewable elements like plant oils, animal fats, recycled grease and algae creates less pollution and a lower carbon footprint. Skip the hassle and stress of DIY. Choose NorthStar Moving for peace of mind and a choice that’s kind to the environment.

California Professional Movers Eco-friendly Storage Solutions

NorthStar-Moving-HQ-storage-warehouse is eco-friendlyWhether you need temporary storage amid finalizing your new abode, or long-term extra space, remember that your choice impacts the environment. Full service storage companies are often more eco-friendly compared to self-storage alternatives. At NorthStar Moving we have innovatively structured our storage facilities for optimal space and energy utilization. Complementing this with our green packing and transportation solutions, we offer a comprehensive, environmentally responsible storage solution. Making an eco-conscious choice for your storage needs not only benefits the planet but also ensures a seamless and sustainable moving and storing experience.

In wrapping up, who says moving has to leave a mark on our beautiful planet? It’s all about our eco-friendly choices. From eco-friendly packing tips and mindfully decluttering, to choosing green storage and transportation options, every step you take can contribute significantly towards reducing your carbon footprint. NorthStar Moving offers solutions that are as kind to the environment as they are efficient. Make your next move not just a change in location, but a step forward in a more sustainable direction.