If you enjoy living an environmentally friendly lifestyle, then you and your family likely take steps every day to limit the toll your daily habits take on the environment. However, since you don’t move every day (the average American moves about once every five years) you may not have learned how to limit the impact on the environment that the moving process can take.
Read on to learn three tips for limiting the impact your move has on the environment.
- Don’t Rent a Truck That is Larger Than You Need
You may be tempted to rent a moving truck that is much larger than you need to ensure you have a lot of spare room in the truck instead of carefully calculating the truck size you need. However, realize that the larger the rental truck you use to transport your belongings, the more gasoline you will automatically burn while driving the truck — smaller trucks tend to have higher MPG ratings than larger ones.
Instead, use an online moving truck calculator that helps you determine the truck size you need based on the number of specific belongings you will be moving. You can then be sure you are renting a truck that is just the size you need and not burning more gasoline than necessary.