If you’re moving home this year, you’ll know that it can be a stressful and challenging process. One thing that you might not have considered is how green your move is, but with everyone increasingly concerned about sustainability and the environment, finding ways to make your move more environmentally friendly might be on your radar.
An estate agent in Bramhope recently offered some tips on how to achieve this in the Ilkley Gazette.
For example, you should make sure that you empty your fridge and freezer as much as possible to minimise the food waste your move generates. It sounds simple, but it can be easy to get caught out by something like this when your moving day rolls around.
Look for things you can pack your belongings into that you already own – and will keep – before you rush out to buy packing boxes. Things like drawers and suitcases can be handy for packing up items in your property.
Similarly, you can use things like duvets, towels and bedding to help pack up more fragile items, rather than bubble wrap.
Decluttering before you start packing is another top tip and one that could see you reduce the cost of your move because you have fewer boxes and pieces of furniture for the removal men to deal with.
Given that Property Wire revealed last month that the additional costs associated with moving home average nearly £4,000, it makes sense to reduce them where you can.
That figure includes everything from survey costs and removal bills to the fees for property solicitors in Surrey, or wherever you live.