Even the most waste-conscious people have a hard time planning an eco-friendly moving experience. All of the boxes, packaging, truck rentals, and fuel- it adds up quickly, significantly impacting your carbon footprint. However, the good news is that there is a way to reduce the amount of waste produced by Wareham residential moving. While assuring a sustainable move will still be a bit of a challenge, it is definitely not impossible. Thanks to Crate-Moves.com in Fall River, MA, it is now possible to rent plastic moving crates in the Southcoast region for local moves.
230 Million Tons of Trash
A recent study revealed that approximately 230 million tons of trash is produced in the United States each year, ending up in our local landfills. The percentage of that trash as related to residential moving and relocation is unclear, but when you think about all of the products that you purchase leading up to a move, it has the potential to be significant. While you might think that cardboard boxes are the way to go because they are made from recycled paper and can be recycled and reused again, the truth is that this is not always the case. Moving boxes get dusty, dirty, spilled on, soaked with grease, covered in tape, and improperly disposed of every day. A majority of moving boxes and other packaging never makes it to be recycled because of these conditions.
You could also just pick up a few boxes from a local grocery store or buy them from an area box hoarder, but there are some pretty terrifying things that must be considered. Boxes that were used to transport food, such as the ones that you find behind a grocery store, are filled with all sorts of bacteria. They have the potential also to carry mold, mildew, and insects, who are also interested in boxes that once carried food. Purchasing used boxes from Craigslist or the PennySaver publication could be even worse. Bacteria, mold, mildew, dust, dirt, and other debris, along with some pretty serious insect infestations, are just some of the complaints people have posted online. Bed bugs, cockroaches, fleas, ticks, and other critters are just waiting for you to place your personal belongings inside and hitchhike to a new destination.
Why Choose Plastic
When you rent moving boxes in Wareham from Crate-Moves.com, you get high-quality, long-lasting, durable plastic crates that are designed to last for a very long time. You have the opportunity to use eco-friendly plastic crates that are used and reused many times over, significantly reducing your contribution to the local landfill. No tape or glue is required, as our crates are already put together and ready to use. Just close them up with the provided zip ties and removable labels, and you’re ready to go. Our crates are hand-cleaned and sanitized when they are returned every time. We take it one step further and only use biodegradable cleaners and high-pressure steam to further reduce waste and environmental impact.
When you rent plastic moving crates, you receive boxes that are 27-inches in length, 17-inches wide, and 12-inches tall. This size is perfect for packing and moving all of your household items, including small kitchen appliances, dishes, clothing, decorations, books, and toys. The strong and sturdy design of these boxes ensures that they can’t be crushed during the move, broken open, or otherwise damaged and destroyed. Created to stack perfectly inside your moving truck, you can maximize the storage space during a move to reduce size requirements and lower fuel consumption. Not sure how many crates to order? Use our handy guide for one-bedroom apartments on up to several bedroom homes, plus you can order extra crates if you have accumulated a lot of items that need to be moved.
Another great energy-saving benefit of using our moving crates for Wareham residential moving is that you can save gas by not having to drive all over town to find and purchase moving boxes. Just place your order online, and we will deliver them to your location. When you are done with your move, we will pick them up at the new location. Visit our LOCATIONS page to see our full list of cities and zip codes in the Southcoast area that we serve. We offer FREE delivery and pickup to those locations, as long as you meet our basic criteria. If we need to carry the crates up stairs, there will be an additional $19.99 delivery fee. However, if your home or building has an elevator or if you are located on the ground floor and live in our delivery zone areas, there is NO CHARGE.
If you are ready to start looking at your options to rent eco-friendly plastic crates from Crate-Moves.com, just visit our ORDER page or contact our team by phone at 508-675-7038. We can answer any questions that you have about supplies for Wareham residential moving and offer additional tips that you can use that will help you have a sustainable, eco-friendly moving experience.