Moving to a new house can involve a lot of stress and worry, from hoping that your Lismore removals team will be there on time to trying to get the kids and pets out of the house, you barely have time to think. If you are thinking about your removals, then you may start wondering about environmental consent, and O'Grady's Transport and Removals are here to offer you some tips.

Thinking about eco-friendly removals

When there is so much to think about, it can be hard to put anything outside in the immediate family at the forefront of your mind. However, modern homeowners may decide they want to take some time to consider one of the most important questions of our age, which is preserving the environment. If you want to learn how to be environmentally friendly when moving, here are some tips.

Only pack what you need

Moving day is a serious business, and can require more than one trip by your O'Grady's Transport and Removals to make sure that everything is gone. However, the more trips you make, the more damage you are doing to the environment. This is why we recommend only packing and preserving as much as you really need.


The modern fad for minimalism can serve you well when it comes to cutting back on the amount of things that you have in your home. If you are hanging onto clothes that don't fit, toys that the kids don't use anymore, or books that you have read and discarded, now was the time to get rid of it all. Of course, in order to do this in an eco-friendly way, you need to take discarded items to a recycling centre or charity shop.

Cut back on food wastage

When you move, you will have to take everything out of your fridge, and some removals teams recommend that you store it all in coolers in your car. We advise you to use as much of your frozen food as possible before the moving day, so that you don't have to take as much to your car.

Use wrapping alternatives

Most removal wrapping is not environmentally friendly, but when you call in our Lismore removals teams, we can use towels, blankets and other biodegradable products such as newspapers as an alternative. If you want a more eco-friendly move, contact O'Grady's Transport and Removals online, or call 02-6681-4174 today.