When you are planning for an interstate move, the last thing you're probably thinking about is how your move may impact the environment. However, it's pretty easy to reduce the negative effect your move has on the planet. The Knoxville long-distance movers at Peroulas Moving & Storage have learned a few ways moving customers and their clients can help the environment. Here are a few of our favorite tips from our residential movers in Knoxville. 

Ways Moving Companies Can Help the Environment

No matter the size of your moving company, there are a few simple steps you can take to help protect the environment, both during a move and with your company's day-to-day tasks:

  • If you have multiple customers moving in the same direction, pack their shipments on the same truck to reduce fuel usage. 
  • You can offer your customers reusable wardrobe boxes and plastic totes instead of single-use cardboard boxes. 
  • Start using moving blankets and rubber bands instead of plastic wrap, packing tape, and other single-use packing supplies. 
  • Power your facility using solar energy, start a company-wide recycling policy, and use all-natural cleaning supplies. 

​​Ways Customers Can Help the Environment

While moving companies can do their part to protect the environment, there are also a few simple ways you can help protect the environment during your move:

  • Follow your community's guidelines to dispose of paint, gas, oils, chemicals, electronics, and appliances safely and correctly. 
  • You can donate any unwanted clothing, household items, and non-perishable food to local nonprofits and charitable organizations. 
  • Look out for used moving boxes that are in good enough shape to be reused. Ask for used moving boxes in community forums or on social media neighborhood pages. 
  • Pad, pack, and protect your fragile items using bedding, clothes, or towels instead of plastic or styrofoam alternatives. 

In addition to following these four tips, you should also work with an eco-friendly moving company to further reduce your move's impact on the environment. 

Contact Peroulas Moving & Storage Today to Learn More

As an agent of northAmerican Moving Services, the Knoxville long-distance movers at Peroulas Moving & Storage have the resources necessary to make your upcoming move easy. We will work with you to create a personalized moving plan that fits your needs and budget. When you choose us, you only pay for the services you use, whether that's packing and unpacking, short-term storage, or custom crating. Call our residential movers in Knoxville today to learn more about our moving services.