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5 great ways to reduce your impact on the environment when moving

By Eoin D on 09/10/2021

At Liffey Moving we want to help you find ways to reduce your impact on the environment. You may not think of it, but there are several ways you can improve your moving experience while also reducing your impact on the environment.

At Liffey Moving we do our utmost to reduce our companies’ impact. This has helped us develop ideas for our customers also. Please read on to find just some of the ways to reduce your impact on the environment when moving

5 ways to reduce your impact on the environment when moving

Pack Smarter

All too often our NYC moving team will be transporting half-full boxes and boxes not packed to the correct weight. Youn will find that some of the best ways to reduce your impact on the environment will also save you money. This being in one of them.

We don’t suggest you overload your boxes and the material you use. We suggest packing smarter, having bulky items at the bottom and small lightweight objects at the top.

Better packed boxes reduce the number you will need. This reduces the packing and waste that your produce. It will also save you on costs and make unpacking much easier also.

Reducing the waste your produce is one of the best ways to reduce your impact on the environment when moving

Only use biodegradable packaging

Liffey moving will supply you with boxes and other packing material. Most of which can be recycled. If you choose to use some of your packing material, try to source reusable items such as plastic heavy-duty boxes and/or use biodegradable material.

That way even if you must throw it in the trash, it will break down easier and have a far less impact on the environment.

The reusable boxes can be put into storage, or you can donate them to others who will find a use for them. There are always ways to reduce your impact on the environment and help others at the same time.

Recycle when you can

With the trash that you do produce during your move, aim to recycle as much of it as possible. Cardboard boxes and plastic are common leftovers from a big move. There are plenty of locations throughout New York where you can recycle these items.

Check-in with Liffey Moving about some items that we may be able to take off your hands and find further uses for.

Donate items

Moving is a perfect time to declutter and get rid of your unused item’s. Donating clothes, furniture and other goods to charities and thrift stores is a perfect way to reduce your impact on the environment and provide for those in need.

Charities and thrift stores across New York City are always on the lookout for items.

If you don’t fancy donating, why not sell your items on, online platforms. You can make use of these unused items and earn a small income on the side.

Hire Professional Movers

Hiring professional movers will reduce your impact on the environment. We use the best tools, equipment and manpower to ensure fast and efficient moves. Instead of making numerous car runs, you can do one or two easy moves with us. Reducing transport needs.

Quicker moves ensure lights are out, appliances switched off and single trips rather than multiples.

Not only does a professional moving company make more financial sense, but we also help you reduce your impact on the environment.

Make sure all the utilities are turned off

Though minor, ensuring that your appliances are turned off in your old office or home is another one of the smart ways to reduce your impact on the environment. Another

It may be possible that your landlord does not have a new tenant. Lights or other appleades left on can incur heavy fees while also having a small but prolonged impact on the environment. Call your provider to ensure that all utilities are switched off, saving you on costs and possible damages.

Liffey Moving and the environment:

At Liffey Moving we understand the huge workload that goes into every move. There are a lot of moving parts and when done incorrectly it can have a huge impact.

By working together, we can all learn ways to reduce our impact on the environment, reduce waste and feel better that we conducted everything accordingly.

Liffey Moving are bound by numerous city and state laws to ensure we dispose of waster properly and we proudly stick to these rules every day. We hope these few ways to reduce your impact on the environment are useful.

Article written by Eoin D

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