If you're an environmentally-conscious person who is in the middle of planning for a long-distance move, you may be wondering how your move may impact the environment. The residential movers at Daniel's Moving & Storage have a list of tips and tricks you can follow to lessen your impact. Our long-distance movers are ready to help our customers do their part to protect the environment. 

Tips for the Public

While hiring a moving company focused on protecting the environment can help reduce your move's negative effect on the environment, there are also a few ways you can do your part:

1. Follow Community Guidelines: Dispose of chemicals, such as gasoline, oil, cleaners, and electronics and appliances according to your community's standards. 

2. Donate Unwanted/Excess Items: If there are household items, clothing, and non-perishable foodstuff you don't want to bring with you, you can donate these items to local charitable organizations. 

3. Reuse Old Moving Boxes: You can use community message boards or social media groups to find used moving boxes that are still in good shape before buying new ones. 

4. Use Reusable Plastic Materials: Instead of using single-use plastic or foam packing materials, use soft household items like blankets, towels, or clothing to pad fragile items. 

Tips for Moving Companies

Like every successful move, protecting the environment during a move begins with the moving company. Here are some things we do that can help the environment:

1. Combine Customer Shipments: We can reduce our fuel usage by combining different customers' smaller shipments on the same truck if they are moving in the same direction. 

3. Use Reusable Packing Materials: When possible we use moving blankets and rubber bands instead of plastic wrap, tape, and foam packing materials to reduce the amount of waste. 

Contact Daniel's Moving & Storage to Learn More About Our Long-Distance Moving Services

An agent of Atlas Van Lines, Daniel's Moving & Storage has the experience and resources needed to provide hassle-free long-distance moves. Our long-distance movers are trusted and reliable and offer personalized moving solutions that include full-service packing, debris removal, custom crating, and storage options. Call our residential movers today to learn more about how we can make your move seamless while reducing the impact on the environment.