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    How To Green Your Next Move

    How To Green Your Next Move

    If you will be moving to a new home or apartment you may be looking for ways to minimize waste by learning how to green your next move. The tips below will help.

    Buy As Few Boxes As Possible

    Instead of heading over to your nearest moving facility to buy packing boxes, look for alternative options. This includes packing in suitcases, plastic bags, reusable plastic moving bins, and boxes you get from local grocery or liquor stores. That being said, you want to protect your items so if you need to invest in a few item-specific boxes (like a flat-screen TV box or boxes for your plates and glasses) go ahead. After you move, store your specialty boxes in the attic or garage for the next time you move, post them for free on Craigslist so that they get at least one more use, or recycle them.

    Start Socking Away Packing Materials

    In the months prior to your move start stockpiling newspapers, bubble wrap, and packing paper from online shipments. Keep the boxes too. Also, reach out to family members who stockpile similar items to see if you can have or borrow their packing supplies. If you must purchase more—buy recycled items.

    Hiring A Moving Company—Or At Least Rent A One-Move Truck

    It might be tempting to save money by hiring a moving company but time is money and taking multiple trips in a car or smaller van adds up. At the very least, rent a truck that is large enough for you to move everything in one trip. This will make your move faster, easier, and far less stressful.

    Last but not least, pack a box or two of essential items you will need ASAP. This should include at least 2 days of clean clothing, bedding, essential kitchen items, and electronics chargers. This will minimize the need to purchase extras that you don’t really need.

  • Green Your Wardrobe
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    3 Ways To Green Your Wardrobe

    One of the most challenging places to green your life is in your wardrobe, where you require quality, style, and professionalism. Here are 3 ways to green your wardrobe. Thrift Stores…

  • Host A Green Summer BBQ
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    Host A Green Summer BBQ

    Barbeques, picnics, cookouts, and potlucks are one of the joys of summer. Here’s how to have your fun with a green summer BBQ. Buy your meat and produce from local farmer’s…

  • Green Skincare Products
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    Do You Use Green Skincare Products?

    The average women layers on 12 beauty products each day, containing over 168 toxic chemicals. Don’t think you use 12 products? Toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, hair product, body wash, lotion, face moisturizer,…

  • Reducing Your Single Use Plastic
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    Reducing Your Single Use Plastic

    It’s an exciting time for the environment as both Canada and the EU have set the date for banning and reducing single use plastic. While the US isn’t there yet many…

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    What Is Eco-Friendly Shopping?

    How and where you spend your money can have a major impact on the environment, but what exactly is eco-friendly shopping? Conscious Shopping Decisions Eco-shopping can mean a variety of things.…

  • Is Downsizing Really Worth It
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    Is Downsizing Really Worth It?

    There is a growing mindset shift that bigger isn’t better and that downsizing can simplify your life. But is downsizing really worth it? Simplifying Your Life While a tiny home may…