Try to find used boxes or reusable containers to pack your belongings. A great place to look for them is online through sites such as Craigslist, and it will even save you money. Some moving companies also offer this service.
Use old newsprint or your towels to pack fragile items, rather than using bubble wrap.
Take yourself off mailing lists for publications you no longer want or need. This will mean that your junk mail will not move with you, and you’ll save trees at the same time.
Use environmentally-friendly products to clean your home after the move. This will also make getting into the habit of using these products in your new home easier.
Practice your new earth-friendly habits in your new home. Once you are settled in your new home keep the green movement going by setting up a recycling center, using green products for decorating and renovating, and employing green gardening
The buying or selling process of your home can be stressful, especially when mixed with the emotions that come with moving to a new neighborhood.
Below are a few tips that will help your children cope with these changes:
1. Be positive about the move. Your emotions can set the mood for the entire experience. Remain positive and upbeat about the changes that lie ahead.
2. Answer questions openly and honestly. Make sure young members of the family know they can count on you for answers. Their questions will give you an idea of how they are feeling about the situation and can guide your efforts to help them relax.
3. Assign young family members specific tasks. Help everyone get involved by creating a to-do check list, then assigning age-appropriate tasks to each member of the family. Creating a sense of ownership can give everyone a feeling of responsibility.
4. Plan ahead. Before the move, start investigating programs and activities that your family would enjoy. Register your children for sports programs or other activities similar to the type of activities they will participate in. You want them to be introduced to other people of their age and start making friends as soon as possible.