Yes, it can, and it’s easier than you think.

At Rose City Moving and Storage, we take great pride in conducting business in the most environmentally responsible way possible. From an inventory of more than 2700 Green moving boxes made of recycled materials, to our fleet of vehicles selected and maintained to deliver efficient performance, it’s the right thing to do.

Whether it’s time to move your home or office, there are easy steps you can take to make your move eco-friendly!

 How you pack can really make a huge difference. Pack tightly. You’ll conserve space and use fewer boxes. This is especially important in residential moves where cardboard still rules the day, so you’ll minimize waste.

 Better still, our Green moving crates are a great option as they’re used over and over.

 Boxes can be packed with biodegradable materials, to further reduce your carbon footprint, and many people use pillows and towels.

 Select a vehicle that is large enough to accommodate your needs but not too large. Our fleet includes vehicles for all sizes.

 Think twice about what you’re going to get rid of. Move what you need but don’t just toss-out what you don’t. Donate, have a garage sale, offer items you no longer need or have room for free on services like Craigslist, you’ll get smaller without adding waste.

 This can even include food that you aren’t moving. What you don’t take is needed – and will be welcomed – at shelters, soup kitchens or give it to friends and family.

 Don’t forget to plan ahead and cancel your utilities and garbage services, to minimize the impact of your departure to your new home or office.

 This includes notifying the Post Office, and eliminating the likelihood of subscriptions and junk mail dead-ending and piling up at your old address.

 Clean your home before you move and it will be less likely that a service using harsh chemicals will be needed to get it ready after you’ve moved to your new home.

These are all small things to be sure, but when it comes to Going Green, it’s the little things that will make a big difference.