Eco-friendly storage tips and guide

Renting a storage unit is definitely a great solution if you lack storage space in your home. There are so many options out there, and you are bound to find one that suits your needs. Nowadays, storage units Miami are perfectly safe and very affordable, so there is no reason not to rent one! If you want to go green, then you’ll definitely benefit from the eco-friendly storage tips we have prepared. Why not try to save our planet one step at a time, and make a little bit more effort to be eco-friendly even when renting storage?

two people holding cardboard boxes
Even when using cardboard boxes, you can find ways to be eco-friendly when renting storage.

The only eco-friendly storage tips you’ll need

First things first, you have to make sure you rent the proper kind of storage. There are a few different ones out there. When you’re moving to Florida from a different state, you may not be able to visit them in person, but you should do a lot of research online. There are plenty of reviews and maybe even virtual tours so you can clearly get the picture of what you’re renting. Consider renting a climate-controlled unit. This way, your items will stay safe and won’t get any moisture damage. If you have to throw them away, they will end up in a landfill. That is definitely not what we want!

Secondly, consider using the packing materials you already have in your home. Instead of buying brand new cardboard boxes and plastic bins, reuse your suitcases and bins that you won’t bring to your new home. You can apply these tips even when you’re packing to move to Miami! Furthermore, you can substitute packing peanuts with blankets, towels, and linen to keep your fragile belongings safe and sound. Whether it is during transport, or in a storage unit, these will do the job just right and you won’t be creating more waste!

woman sitting on a pink suitcases
Even your old suitcases can serve as storage bins, so you don’t have to buy new boxes.

Reuse, reduce, recycle!

In case you really need to use a lot of cardboard, make sure you recycle it once you no longer need it. If your moving company Fort Lauderdale also uses packing paper to protect your items, you can recycle it as well. By recycling as many materials as you can, you are reducing the landfills and helping our planet breathe one step at a time. 

Other items you can reuse are pallets. If you didn’t know, when placing your items in storage, you should always keep them elevated from the ground. This means that wooden pallets are perfect for this situation. However, there is no need to buy new ones! Many businesses tend to throw them away after receiving their goods, so they might even want to give you some for free. That way, you’ll save money and save the environment in one go!