Have you ever stopped and considered what impact your move has on the environment? All those boxes and bubble wrap that you use could end up in a landfill for years and years. Before you start planning your relocation, think about how you can reduce your waste. Here is how you can move sustainably while using one of the best Gretna storage units.
Reuse and recycle boxes
One way to cut down on creating waste when moving is using reusable boxes. The last thing you want when moving is using a ton of cardboard boxes you are never going to use again. The solution is purchasing reusable boxes that you can keep in storage for your next move or use to store your things.
Another smart solution is reusing old boxes that you or friends might have lying around. By using old boxes, it can cut down the need to purchase new cardboard boxes that will end up in the dumpster after your move. Once your move is complete, you can pass them down to another friend who might be moving or recycle them.
If you want to reduce the use of cardboard boxes, pack your things in containers. Use those suitcases, backpacks and duffle bags as moving boxes. For example, fill up your suitcases with your clothing. It will save you from having to purchase boxes for your clothing.
Another way to make the most of a space is by packing inside things. You can store additional items inside your pots to reduce your need of boxes or containers. You can store things less fragile things like spices or smaller pots. Get creative with packing!
Skip the plastic
Plastic waste is a growing problem around the world. When plastic is tossed out and makes its way to a landfill, it will stay around for hundreds and hundreds of years. Sometimes plastic can make its way into the oceans. The oceans get polluted with about eight million pieces of plastic every day!
Skipping on that bubble wrap you will only use once could help reduce plastic waste. Replace the bubble wrap that you will use to keep your fragile belongs with a more recyclable choice such as; newspapers or brown wrapping paper. If you have fragile items like fine China that need extra protection, look for an eco-friendly bubble wrap.
Choose an eco-friendly storage facility
Stopping the pollution of greenhouse gas emissions into the air can be as easy as choosing an eco-friendly storage unit facility. According to EPA, the most significant source of greenhouse gas emissions is the burning of fossil fuels to produce electricity and heat. We can reduce pollution by replacing fossil fuels for eco-friendly solutions.
At Lynch Storage, we have made the eco-friendly solutions by using solar power. Our whole facility is powered by solar energy. From the security cameras that keep your Gretna storage units safe to the lights inside, our entire facility is designed to save the planet while providing to your convenience.
Not to mention, we are also saving water with our permeable pavements and well water. The pavement on our facility is permeable pavements that promote the natural water cycle. We also only use well water from a well that is located on your property.
Make your whole move eco-friendly from start to finish with us! Our Gretna storage units will keep your things safe during your move from beginning to end. Check out our available storage units.