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How To Have A More Eco-friendly Move

The average American moves about 5 times in their lifetime. That’s a lot of cardboard boxes, bubble wrap, and packing peanuts! If each one of those moves was eco-friendly, think of how much difference we could make. With a little effort and help from professional moving companies like Murphy Moving and Storage, you can find ways to have a more sustainable move without compromising quality and efficiency.

Read on for expert tips and how our services can make your next move easier and greener!

What You Can Do

Here are a few things you can commit to as you prepare to have a more eco-friendly move.

Choose Materials Wisely

When it comes to packing materials, find ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle! Opt for recycled boxes and paper and do your best to find biodegradable or recyclable products.

It is also a good idea to search your home for items you already own that can be helpful when packing. For example, you can use towels to pack valuables. Or, if you have old boxes lying around, use them for packing rather than wasting money and resources on new ones.


Moving can produce a lot of waste – not just from packing materials, but from unwanted items, as well. As you clean out your closets, shelves, and cupboards, make a pile of items that you can donate rather than throw out. This will give these items a new life, help someone in need, and keep extra waste out of landfills.


Once you are all moved into your new home, it’s time to take care of all of those moving materials. Find friends or neighbors who are in the process of moving and share your materials with them! You can also ask local businesses, donation centers, schools, and churches if they are in need of or accepting moving material donations.

What Our Team Can Do

Murphy is dedicated to providing you with the convenient, expert moving services you need.

We offer full-service moves in order to get you from point A to point B as seamlessly as possible. When it comes to making your move easier and more eco-friendly, here is how we can help.


When moving on your own, knowing just how many materials you need throughout the process can be difficult. This can cause you to overestimate, wasting resources and money.

Waste no supplies when you opt for our packing and crating services! Our team will provide you with all the boxes, paper, and tape you need without you worrying about it going to waste. Plus, once you’ve unpacked, we’ll come back and take care of recycling and disposal of materials.

Efficient Delivery

When moving on your own, you may not have enough space in your truck or car to fit all of your belongings. This results in multiple trips across town that wastes time and gas and is not eco-friendly.

Our fleet is equipped with the space needed for whatever size load you need to be moved to your new home. One trip equals fewer resources used and a faster move!

Unparalleled Services

While this last point may not count as an eco-friendly moving tip, it is definitely worth mentioning! Murphy Moving & Storage has been in the business for over 100 years, and we show no signs of slowing down! Our customers are consistantly amazed by our team’s excellence, and we are proud to serve our community.

In addition to household moving services, we also offer:

Contact Us Today

If you have a move coming up and are in need of expert moving services, give our team a call at (845) 276-3060 to discuss your needs and get started today!


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