OCD Moving Services, the Bay Area’s Top Choice for Green Movers, Shares Tips on Planning an Eco-Friendly Move

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The professionals at OCD Moving Services understand that what we do to help the environment matters more now than ever. OCD Moving Services maintains eco-friendly practices in their moving procedures and shares tips on how individuals planning their move can make it eco-friendly.

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OCD Moving Services, one of the Bay Area’s top choices for green movers, places value on maintaining eco-friendly practices in their local and long-distance moving procedures. They encourage their customers to use heavy duty moving boxes, which are 100 percent recyclable. Also, they offer junk removal services, providing their customers with the opportunity to dispose of their unwanted furniture, electronics and more in a safe and eco-friendly way. According to an article from 2015 by FiveThirtyEight.com (“How Many Times Does The Average Person Move?”), the average American will move 11.4 times in their lifetime. This number translates to an even more significant impact on the environment with each move.

The team at OCD Moving Services is passionate about limiting the environmental footprint of their moving services. To help individuals who are planning their local or long-distance moves now or in the future, the team at OCD Moving Services shares five tips for designing an eco-friendly move.

Use Existing Storage Containers And Bags To Pack
When you’re packing up your entire house or apartment for a move, you will likely need moving boxes. OCD Moving Services encourages the use of 100 percent recyclable heavy-duty moving boxes. However, to minimize how many boxes you need, pack items such as clothing, books, toiletries, and any other non-fragile items in existing containers and bags. Existing containers and bags you’ll likely find around your home include suitcases, duffle bags, and reusable grocery totes.

Avoid Plastics And Other Packing Materials That Aren’t Easily Recyclable
While cardboard boxes are recyclable, not all packing materials are. For example, bubble wrap is one of the more popular ways to pack fragile items and other valuables. However, utilizing bubble wrap is expensive and disposing of it can be terrible for the environment. While many forms of bubble wrap can be recycled, most of it isn’t as throwing it in the trash becomes more convenient during a busy move. Before acquiring materials that are difficult to dispose of properly, start packing with materials you already have. Items that can be used to pack valuables include towels, linens, bed comforters, and clothes.

Donate And Recycle Unwanted Items
Moving is a great way to get rid of times you no longer use. When you’re getting ready for your move, OCD Moving Services recommends sorting your items into three piles: donate, recycle, and discard. The third pile is for those items you really can’t do anything else with and should be as small as possible. For your donate pile, research organizations in your area that accept donated items in good condition. For any furniture or electronics that you want to dispose of properly, OCD Moving Services offers junk removal services to dispose of these items in an eco-friendly way.

Hold On Packing The Kitchen Until Closer To The Move
When you’re planning a move, packing up the kitchen will be one of the more time-consuming projects. It takes a lot of time to pack up glassware, and there are usually many pots, pans, forks, knives, and other utensils to pack. The downside of packing a kitchen too far ahead of the move is you then must resort to using plastic forks, plates, and cups for meals. As an alternative, leave out just enough kitchen items to get you through the moving process, so you don’t have to use non-sustainable materials.

Hire A Professional Moving Company
When working with a professional moving company, like OCD Moving Services, you can trust you’re working with professionals who will make your move as environmentally friendly as possible. Professionals movers know how to pack up a home and load up a track in an efficient way that will result in fewer trips necessary, which results in fewer gas emissions into the environment.

Join OCD Moving Services in helping to protect our planet and give them a call today to plan your eco-friendly move. OCD Moving Services is currently offering free quotes for prospective customers who are planning their local or long-distance eco-friendly move. OCD Moving Services takes pride in its comprehensive and efficient junk removal services. Call their Bay Area location today at (510) 375-3844 or visit http://www.ocdmovingservices.net.

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