Use Your Self-Storage Unit in an Eco-Friendly Way
Environmental protection is a serious issue these days. Reducing our individual contributions to environmental degradation is a great first step to helping the planet heal and recover.
A self-storage unit is a convenient way to organize and declutter your home. How can you make sure that this helpful service doesn’t negatively impact the environment? Here are a few tips for how to use your self-storage unit in an eco-friendly way.
Prepare and Consolidate
Reduce the amount of carbon emissions needed to load your storage unit by taking as few trips as possible between your home and the storage facility. The more trips you take, the more fuel is being wasted. Energy conservation is one of the biggest ways that individuals can help protect the environment, so it’s important to use as little gas as possible when transporting items to your storage unit.
With good packing and preparation, you can load everything into your storage unit within a single trip. Purging items before a big move is a great way to save space when transporting items. Dissemble all furniture piece to create more space as well. Make sure you have a vehicle big enough to carry all of your items—it’s more environmental friendly to take one trip in a van than several trips in a smaller car.
Use Eco-Friendly Supplies
Using eco-friendly storage supplies is a great way to ensure that your storage unit has the smallest environmental impact possible. Using newsprint to protect your fragile items instead of plastic or Styrofoam packing peanuts is a great way to reduce the amount of petroleum needed to produce those products. Styrofoam packing peanuts are also non-biodegradable and so should be avoid while moving.
Preparing your storage unit in an environmentally-friendly way doesn’t have to be a challenge. For more information about the accommodating storage units and services available from Migson Public Storage, contact us today.
Posted on September 9, 2016 | General Tips