green packing – supplies

Green Packing – Supplies

What you really need to move and pack green.

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Green Packing - Supplies

When it comes to packing for your long distance move, the biggest impact on the environment you can have is to be conscious of the supplies you use. Find out how you can reduce your impact and perhaps save a few bucks on the side.


Learn how to make your move more green by using green packing supplies.The most common type of packing material you will need for long distance moving are boxes. The best thing to do is to try and find used boxes from friends, family, and commercial stores. Another great source, which can also save you some money, is If you already have boxes which are still in good condition after moving long distance, you can send them to this company to be reused.

There are some companies such as Rent a Green Box which rent out durable plastic crates for moving, however, these usually are only available for local rather than long distance moving.


The next most common type of packing material is tape. Unfortunately, there really aren't many options when it comes to the type of tape you use for your move. Just try to be conservative when using it.

Bubble Wrap

This type of packing material is most commonly used to protect fragile items that are sent with your long distance movers. Bubble wrap has a big environmental impact and is hard to recycle, however, some mail service centers such as the UPS store will accept it for reuse.

To reduce the impact of this material, try to use other household items such as towels, blankets, pillows, and newspaper or office paper to protect your fragile items from long distance moving.

Packing Peanuts

Also known as foam peanuts, packing peanuts are a loose-fill packing material used by long distance movers to prevent damage to your fragile items by cradling them and flowing around to provide protection from all sides. Some of your fragile items can be packed in crumpled newspaper or used office paper instead.

If you must purchase packing peanuts, make sure you buy the biodegradable kind, as they tend to fly everywhere during transport to a landfill. Some mail centers or perhaps even your long distance movers will accept packing peanuts for reuse.

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Los Angeles
5698 Bandini Blvd B.
Bell, CA 90201
P: 888-680-7200 Ext. 102
CA - NY Express Cross Country Movers Los Angeles
Movers from LA to NYC
San Francisco
745 85th Ave
Suite L. Oakland, CA 94621
P: 888-680-7200 Ext. 135
CA - NY Express Cross Country Movers San Francisco
Movers from SF to NYC
New York
210 Meadowlands Pkwy d,
Secaucus, NJ 07094
P: 888-680-7200 Ext. 131
CA - NY Express Cross Country Movers New York
Movers from NYC to SF and LA

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Tuesday: 8am - 4pm
Wednesday: 8am - 4pm
Thursday: 8am - 4pm
Friday: 8am - 4pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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Shannon L.
Jan 5, 2024

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Feb 11, 2024

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Ria B.
Jan 10, 2024

Everything went smoothly with CA-NY Express Movers. They packed up my apt in NYC in no time, put it into storage for me while we found our new house. Read more testimonials

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