Choose Stable Containers
For long-term storage, it is extremely important to choose stable and green storage containers. High-quality cardboard boxes will last a long time and are made out of recycled materials. It is also important to reuse and recycle other containers, such as plastic boxes or old mason jars.
Choose Recycled Packing Materials
Recycled packing peanuts are great for fragile items, but avoid newspaper which is not stable enough for long-term storage. Use reusable plastic ties in places of tape. Tape can often ruin your belongings and fall apart, but plastic ties are durable and clean. Moreover, rent moving tools (carts, dollies, straps) instead of purchasing them!