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Moving is typically not an eco-friendly endeavour. From packing up your belongings, to cleaning both your old and new homes and having everything transported from one location to another, there’s plenty of potential to harm the environment. But it doesn’t have to be this way – follow these simple tips and make your relocation a responsible one.

If you don’t need it, don’t take it

One of the simplest ways to reduce your carbon footprint when moving is to reduce the amount of stuff you have to move. Go through you belongings and sort out things you no longer need. Clothing, furniture and books can be donated to charities, thrift stores or sold in a garage sale. If you have items that need to be thrown out, do so responsibly by recycling wherever possible. Always dispose of electronics properly. Check out the Alberta Recycling Management Authority website for tips on how to safely recycle used electronics and to find the collection site nearest you.

It’s also a good idea to consider donation when you’re going through your fridge prior to moving. If you have canned goods that you don’t want to move with you, donate them to your local food bank.

Go green to get clean

Whether it’s the home you’re leaving or the one you’re moving into, you’re likely to be doing a great deal of cleaning during your move. Cleaning products are typically very bad for the environment, as well as your health, so choose green cleaning products whenever possible. Look for products that are non-toxic and biodegradable and read through the ingredient list to make sure they’re all natural. You can also consider making your own cleaner using vinegar and water.

Pack responsibly

It used to be that in preparing for a move you had to gather up cardboard boxes and packing tape – not exactly environmentally friendly. Not anymore – thanks to green moving companies like FrogBox and EcoBox that rent reusable plastic moving boxes. These companies allow you to order boxes online, drop the boxes off at your home on a date that you’ve requested and then pick them up after you’ve completed your move. The boxes are stackable, making them easy to transport. They’re also waterproof and sturdy, so you can be sure that even your most delicate possessions will make it to your new home in one piece. By going this route, you’ll not only save yourself from having to fold and tape boxes, but you’ll also save some trees!

When it comes to packing your breakable items, avoid using bubble and plastic wrap and packing peanuts. Instead, wrap delicates in blankets, towels and linens.

Green transportation

If you’ve decided to hire a moving company to help you with your relocation, look for one that follows eco-friendly practices. Before booking a company, inquire about their environmental policies. Here are some questions to ask:

  • Do they use only recycled packing materials?
  • Do they have a no idling policy?
  • Do they make an effort to reduce fuel consumption through a shortest route possible policy or speed monitoring?

If you’d rather handle your move on your own, be sure to rent a moving van that’s the right size for what you have to move – the smaller the van, the lower the fuel consumption. And to reduce your carbon footprint even further, load your belongings in such a way that allows you to make the fewest trips back and forth.

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Today, people are more creative in decorating their living room. They tend not to only focusing their attention on picking the most stunning but comfortable furniture like those of good quality. More people like it not to only consider the furniture to be put in their living room, but also add the home theater system in their socializing place. However, living room is a place where people are supposed to gather and where people are gathering there should be some entertainment items like TV or DVD players. Usually people are considering putting TV and DVD players only in the family room.

But nowadays, people start to be aware of the value of such entertainment in the living room where guests are tending to stay. Thus, people start to think about putting such home theater system along with their Terrys Fabrics furniture in the living room. But people find it uneasy to consider placing the home theater system or even build the home theater room since it can be very expensive to afford that decorative item for a living room. But thanks to the current technology of cinematic devices, it is now available an inexpensive portable home theater system to be placed in your living room. With this portable home theater system, you need not to spend more extra money both for the purchase of the whole units and regular maintenance of it. 

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Having a nice home means that you are able to create a great ambiance in your home. first, you need to make your house feels great from the outside so that every time you come in home, you will be able to feel the comfort even when just looking on your home. It is important to make you feel comfortable when you look inside your home. That is why it is important to choose the best furniture that can show your characteristics.

And if you like to show how modern you are, you will like to have modern furniture in your home. However, sometimes, it can be really difficult when you want to have the cheapest as well as the most comfortable. Well, you do not need to look up in difficult place. This one place offers you many things to make you feel the comfort.

Here, you can have modern living room furniture to be matched with anything that you have already owned. Various shapes and color will give you many options before you can really decide what you want to have in your home. if you like to have more unique furniture, you can have contemporary furniture as well.

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For some people especially women, kitchen is regarded as a place that should be maintained carefully. The condition of kitchen should be clean and hygienic since kitchen is chosen as the place where food materials will be processed and cooked. Therefore, people will buy and prepare the kitchen for the best design and decoration. One of the things that should be bought for the kitchen is cabinet. For some people, they do not expect for usual cabinet. They are looking for the best cabinet doors to beautify the decoration. Besides, they also think about the quality of the product. But, not all the people know the best cabinet door to take. It is because they do not have enough knowledge about the specifications of cabinet door which is good to take.

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