Take an Eco-Friendly Approach to Moving


Take an Eco-Friendly Approach to Moving into Your Cook County Home

1With the growing demand for houses with “Green” features and amenities, many homebuyers are aiming to lessen their carbon footprint when buying property. With a bit of planning, living “Green” can begin before you make your move. If you’re in search for a home in the Cook County area, an eco-friendly approach to moving can not only help the environment, it can also help you stay organized and less-stressed during the process.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. These are the standard three Rs to helping the environment. Apply them to your move and you will be in great shape. Reduce what you keep before you move. Having less to move to begin with will result in less fuel needed to make the move itself. As you go through your things, donate what you can and recycle as well. There’s a wide range of household items that can be recycled, the SWANCC in Cook County is an excellent resource to know what, where and how to dispose of the things you no longer need. Save time and money by reusing old boxes to pack.

Go Green with packing. There are a lot of options available when it comes to packing materials. Some options include recycled cardboard boxes, reusable bins and natural “packing peanuts” made of cornstarch for protecting your valuables. This biodegradable packing material is cost-effective and is now readily available from a variety of moving companies and retailers.

2Clean Naturally. When you are finishing up in your old place and preparing to move into your new one, opt for natural cleaning materials instead of products full of chemicals. Simple ‘home-hacks’ such as using newspaper and white vinegar or lemon juice to clean windows and baking soda with water to wash counters and cupboards, actually work quite well. Check out this list of HGTV’s top 9 natural cleaners to learn more.

Moving with an eco-friendly approach can save you time and money and help the environment too. Find more “Green” moving ideas with this article published by RealtyTimes. When you’re ready to sell or buy a home, you want to work with a Realtor® who understands the market and puts their experience to work for their clients. We’re ready to put our expertise to work for you. Learn more at our website, DriscollProperty.com, then contact the Driscoll Properties Team at 847-533-6786 to help you discover the home of your dreams.


Patrick Driscoll, Driscoll Property, Cook County, Homebuyer, Eco-Friendly Moving