Eco Friendly Moving

As some of you may know, the boyfriend and I have recently bought our first home!! yay!! so exciting! now comes the fun part…Moving!

I used to love packing because it gave me a chance to organize and go through all my old stuff. After the last 2 years of moving (we have moved 5 times! only once in the same town. the other 4 to different towns) I am excited to say this should be the last time for a long time!!

Well the challenge for this one it to limit the amount of waste and packaging I use to move things from A to B. To start since we moved so much lately we have an abundance of blue plastic totes. Which will also come in handy for storing winter items and such.

Like this.

Those help cut down on a ton of boxes, Although they seem to get filled up fairly quickly. Next I grabbed some boxes from work, since they were just sitting there waiting to be recycled anyways.

Packing materials. The dreaded static Styrofoam peanut. Not my idea of a good time, and as much fun as bubble wrap is, it get expensive to purchase enough for all your delicate items. Normally I don’t even bother with things like that or the extras like plate protectors and all that fancy stuff. This time I’m not even going to use tape! I plan to use All of my clothes and towels and what not for packing materials. Since we are only moving about 10 blocks away, Things wont need to be as secure. With the help of our awesome friends we might not even need a U haul! I’m not sure if it would be more Eco friendly for a couple smaller trucks or 1 bigger truck to run, but I know it will save us money in the end!

So far since packing started I have also gotten another blue bin overflowing with things for donations! It seems crazy that we still have so much stuff hanging around that I can give up (even though the boyfriend thinks we should keep things “just in case!”). One day I will be rid of junk I swear! Now how do I get the boyfriend to do the same? Unfortunately its mostly his stuff now, that I can’t get rid of. He has agreed to go through it all but I doubt he will throw out much of it. 1 things I do know that will be hard if not impossible to throw/donate. The pack and play crib for my step daughter, It is somehow broken and can’t fold down. It can barely fit through doorways. It’s going to be tricky for sure, I don’t know if anyone will want it since it cant be easily packed up. Any suggestions?


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