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Moving Offices in a More Eco Way

Businesses may need to move offices or headquarters from time to time. When this becomes necessary, leaders are going to take a look at the options available for a most cost-effective move. Cost-effectiveness is not the only thing that you need to consider here, however. A lot of companies are environmentally conscious and therefore want to take a look at the choices available when it comes to “green moving”. Some of these suggestions will help you to cut down not only on your costs, but on the amount of energy that you use in order to move.

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Use Bigger Vans
You will have a lot of furniture and equipment to move. The average office is going to contain desks, chairs, computers, telephones, printers, photocopiers and more. As a result, you will need to have adequate transport. If possible, try to find a company that has bigger vans and that can take more things with them in one go. If you are a small office then one van is usually enough to suffice.

Not only is travelling back and forth going to cost you time and money, it will also mean that more energy is going to be used in the process. Find some moving companies which specialise in these kind of office removals such as Eco Movers, for instance.

Recycled Boxes
When packing up your equipment you will need to protect it as well. Moving companies will normally have a number of boxes that can be used, but make sure that they use recycled boxes. If at all possible, try to get a few of your own. You never know when they could be used again. There are many companies now that will reuse their boxes for different customers. This means that more use is going to be gotten out of the boxes. Overall, the cost is going to be lowered considerably due to the fact that there are no purchase or production costs to begin with.

Protection
When moving the equipment it is not just necessary to put it in boxes. You also need to ensure that it is properly protected. This means finding proper padding so that if it shifts during the move it will not get damaged. Again, you can get reusable padding. Old newspapers, unbreakable bubble-wrap and even blankets can be used to cushion the blow that the equipment may experience when in transit.

The Aftermath
When you have completed your move, you can still use the boxes and the packaging for other things. Unbreakable bubble-wrap can be used again if necessary and boxes can be used for storage. It is always a good idea to find other uses for your items when you have finished with them. Moving office the green way is easy if you just make a few little changes. These little changes can then make a huge impact.

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