Go Green: 5 Eco-Friendly Moving Tips

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Going Green….It isn’t just the “cool” thing to do, it’s the RIGHT thing to do. Here are 5 tips to make your move a little less harmful on the environment.

 

1. Donate Items

IMG_1934When you’re packing up your belongings, you’re probably going to be ditching quite a bit of stuff. Instead of tossing everything into the garbage (& your local landfill), think about donating your clothing, furniture, and gently-used items. Do your part in the “reduce, re-use, recycle” motto and find a new home for your old items. Not sure where to take a specific item? Check out this comprehensive donation guide. Continue reading

 

A Tuesday Smile “Portlandia: Bicycle Movers”

Because Tuesdays don’t have to be worse than Mondays, here’s a little moving industry-related laugh for ya. We know if you’re moving in Portland, this will be your favorite moving company…

UPDATE: The video was removed from the web for copyright violations (we didn’t post it, just had embedded it here to pass on the love). So, if you’re still looking for a Tuesday smile, here’s an encouraging post I found about a real move done by over 27 cyclists in Portlandia and a recent news featuring 70 Portland Cyclist making a real bike move. Enjoy!

 

When Gypsy Moth’s Attack

Scene from Godzilla vs. Mothra (Video after the break)

We’ve been hearing some disturbing news that a group of Gypsy Moths have banded together to create a plot to take over the world. No this isn’t a twisted Pinky and the Brain cartoon, and while I might have exaggerated a little in saying they’re trying to take over the world, the truth is, Gypsy Moths are harmful to new eco-systems. When people move it’s easy for these little guys to travel too, stow-away style. Thanks to the USDA for this cute & cuddly video of little fuzzballs Continue reading