When you are making a move long-distance, you might be wondering if there are ways to reduce the amount of pollution and waste that it involves. A lot depends on the Wichita long-distance movers you pick for the job. It’s a good idea to ask any mover you are considering about their business and if they have implemented any eco-friendly practices.

You might be surprised by how much your residential movers in Wichita are doing to help lower their environmental impact. 

Ways that Moving Companies Carry Out Environmentally Conscious Moves

There are many ways that your movers may work to reduce, reuse, and recycle when conducting long-distance moves for customers. Here are a few of them:

  • Movers will utilize full truckload shipping when transporting customer’s items across the country.

  • Moving vans and trucks feature latest technologies for faster deliveries and less fuel usage.

  • Reusable packing materials are provided, such as re-usable wardrobe boxes, plastic crates, moving blankets, and rubber bands.

What Can You Do to Move in an Environmentally Friendly Way?

You can also do a lot to minimize the impact of your move by choosing recyclable materials and working to minimize waste. One great way to eliminate trash and excess usage is through tracking down old cardboard boxes for packing. You can find these boxes at many grocery stores. Just ask at the customer service department if they have any delivery boxes to spare.

Those who are handling their own packing can also use towels, sheets, and blankets to protect fragile items instead of packing paper. 

Another big thing is to donate as much as you can to local charities and food banks. If you don’t want these items, it keeps them out of the landfill. It also means less gas is used for transporting your household goods to your new home.

Lastly, it’s important to properly throw away or dispose of items that can’t be donated. If you have damaged or outdated electronics follow your community’s guidelines for how to dispose of them. The same goes for household chemicals, paint, oil or gas, and cleansers. Check with your city to find out how to throw them away in an environmentally conscious manner.

Learn More About Our Long-Distance Moving Services

At Thomas Transfer & Storage, we offer tailored long-distance moving services to suit the needs of our customers. If you are interested in specialized service or want to know more about our business practices reach out today. Our Wichita long-distance movers will do everything they can to assist, including:

  • Full-Service Packing

  • Sale of Packing Materials

  • Custom Crating

  • Short- or Long-Term Storage

  • Online Shipment Options

  • Valuation Insurance Coverage

As agents with United Van Lines, we also have the ability to work within a nationwide network of moving agents who can swiftly complete your relocation.

To get set up with a free consultation in Wichita, give us a call today. Or you can fill out our online form to ask about our moving services.