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Does Downsizing A House Simplify Your Life?

Does Downsizing A House Simplify Your Life?

People go for a smaller house for different reasons, and sometimes they are not so positive. But if you think of it objectively, it is a way to a better life. Americans are the nation that moves during life much more than Europeans, for instance. The reason is pretty simple; The US is an immense country, and often people move cross-state chasing a better life staying in the homeland. So let’s see what the advantages of having a smaller house are.   As mentioned before, we move across the country a lot. As a result, having fewer belongings allows you to be freer to relocate for better job options or other reasons. In our over-consuming era, we don’t notice how much unnecessary things we buy for no reason. When you start preparing for moving, there is a good chance you’ll be shocked how much stuff you don’t remember buying or using in the last half a year. Going for a smaller house or apartment lets you save on bills. There is simply nothing to add; it’s convincing enough. Also, it’s much easier to take care of a smaller household and to reduce the stress connected with it and have more time for something more exciting. If you have some extra possessions which can’t fit your new house or an apartment, paying for storage sometimes can be cheaper than renting a more spacious home. Having a smaller household lets you avoid compulsive purchases, so basically, the new conditions shape your consumer behavior. It sounds like the easiest way to keep your budget safe. Changes are suitable for our self-development. It’s...
Is It Possible To Make A Relocation Safe?

Is It Possible To Make A Relocation Safe?

Many people had to move despite the lockdown, and it was still possible with more precautions taken. It added more stress to the moving process, which doesn’t seem like holidays during usual, “pre-corona virus” time. But now life is getting back to normal step by step, more and more businesses are getting reopened, realtors are getting back to showing houses, the market is getting back to work. So if you need to move across the states, it should be easier, but don’t forget that the pandemic is not over, and your health is the highest priority. To ensure you keep it that way, get to know what actions will help you. Avoid Used Boxes For Packing It would be much cheaper to get used boxes for free, but now it’s not the time to save on your health. As it’s a well-known fact that the virus is contagious from surfaces, try to find new packing supplies. Probably, the safest way would be to use plastic crates, which you can rent, because it’s easy to disinfect them, unlike the cardboard boxes. Also, they are reusable, which makes them less harmful to the environment. Choose a moving company carefully There are particular rules for moving companies on how to avoid the virus spread, so it’s worth checking it first with a company you are going to hire. You should ask this type of questions: Which rules precisely do they follow? How their moving crews trained? What kind of personal protective equipment will the moving crew have? What are you required to do on a moving day? Will the moving team have disinfectors,...
Best Ways to Clean & Pack during Pandemic

Best Ways to Clean & Pack during Pandemic

One of the most common (and often googled) questions these days are about the spreading of coronavirus. How can we get infected? How long does the virus survive on surfaces? What is the perfect cleaning solution for it? These questions are particularly of importance for the ones who are in the middle of packing during a pandemic – yes, we know you exist, too. If you are not in the position to postpone your relocation – whether it’s a residential move or a commercial one – you need to get acquainted with the ways to pack professionally, yet do it in a sanitary manner. Let’s check it out together! How does the COVID-19 transfer? According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the most probable way of spreading the virus is through direct, close contact with the infected person (i.e., if the person sneezes or coughs in your direction) – that’s why social distancing is crucial. However, there is also a possibility of getting infected by touching the contaminated surfaces and then touching your face, mouth, or nose – that’s why you should wash your hands! How to clean the surfaces? Even though the study is not yet confirmed, it is believed that the virus can ‘survive’ on surfaces like plastic or stainless steel up to three days. This is why it’s crucial to clean the surfaces with the solution that contains at least 70% alcohol. We strongly advise wearing disposable gloves while touching the surfaces. If you are packing your belongings, make sure to sanitize all the surfaces with an appropriate cleaner – pay close attention...
Plastic Boxes Dilemma – Are They Good for Moving?

Plastic Boxes Dilemma – Are They Good for Moving?

Whether you’re moving home locally, close to your neighborhood, or far away, you will need boxes for your books, clothes, and miscellaneous items. How you pack your belongings is crucial – we need to know how to pack safely, as well as how to organize packing and make it practical. One of the major dilemmas, however, has been the one between the materials of the packing boxes. Should we choose good ol’ cardboard or plastic? Blubox insists on the ever-efficient and user-friendly plastic crates. So, why are the plastic boxes a better choice than a cardboard option? Let’s find out together, based on three criteria. Environmental awareness How in the world can plastic be better for the environment, one might ask. Plastic can be recycled only a certain amount of time. That is true. However, producing paper leaves a more significant carbon footprint. Not to mention the chunk of our nature we destroy to create all that paper and cardboard. Plastic crates are rentable and can be, therefore, used many times. User-friendliness One might opt for either buying cardboard boxes or using some old boxes they already have or might have found. We agree that cardboard can be a no-cost option – but if you are having a hard time stacking them and transporting them, you get double the effort. Safety Cardboard is, unfortunately, a flimsy material that gets damp very quickly. On the other hand, rentable plastic crates are stackable and easy to carry. There are different sizes and shapes which can cater to your needs, depending on the size and shapes of items you own. See? Sometimes,...
Packing – When and How to Start?

Packing – When and How to Start?

Many of you would agree that packing doesn’t even sound fun, let along actually is. We can agree on one thing – packing is a process that requires somewhat of a strategy. For example, if you are moving locally and packing the last minute, it can be a nightmare. However, it doesn’t have to be! Whether you need to squeeze in your relocation into a few days or have enough time to plan everything out, we have a solution for you. When packing, the essential things to know are how and when to start doing it. This guide will make packing less tedious and more enjoyable. When to Start? The answer is as simple as it can be – as soon as possible! It doesn’t matter how much time you have. Even if you have months before the actual relocation day if you start early enough, you will thank yourself later for making a smart decision. Also, even if you are short on time, spending less time on panicking and getting down to business immediately will give you a head start. How to Start? Regardless of how much time you have, the smartest thing to do first is to start packing the items you need the least. You can start with the seasonal clothes, stuff from the basement, long-forgotten photos and school memories you know you won’t need but can’t go anywhere without, etc. Also, this cannot go without the big purge beforehand – get rid of all the items you most certainly don’t need anymore. Conscious Packing It’s possible to pack and do well for the environment. Instead...
Packing Level Pro – Up Your Packing Game

Packing Level Pro – Up Your Packing Game

A big relocation calls for a big „congrats.“ You decided to start over in a new home and we applaud you for that. However, before getting a fresh start, you still need to pack up all your present – into boxes. Many of them. Whether you are relocating in your neighborhood or cross-state, you are in for an adventure. Going through all your stuff will surely be – tedious, physically exhausting, but also beautiful while going through all your memories. But, how we pack efficiently and swiftly? Here are a couple of crucial tips. Spring Purge Birds are singing, the weather is getting nicer, and we all love to do the cleanup. This is of critical importance, especially if you are relocating your belongings. Getting rid of those clothes from high school that’s all worn out or that coffee machine in the basement you hoped will magically repair itself is a must. What needs to go, needs to go. The time is now! Pack Decorations First We all love those dainty items in our house that make space look a bit more personalized and cool. However, whether you do a local move or a long-distance relocation, you should pack those items first. Packing the miscellaneous, you will do yourself a massive favor in the beginning. Go The Reusable Route If you saved the original boxes for your tech appliances, that will be of big help. Also, for the rest of your items, the most practical – as well as an eco-friendly – solution would be renting the reusable, plastic boxes like Blubox. Stackable, sturdy boxes will do a great...
The Things to Pack Before You Buy Moving Crates in Chicago

The Things to Pack Before You Buy Moving Crates in Chicago

Did you know that there are so many varieties of moving crates and boxes that you can purchase? When you buy moving supplies, you will be amazed by the type of options available to you. Just like a product, boxes are also designed to carry a specific kind of item, when you buy moving boxes, the manufacturers determine the particular requirements of buyers when it comes to transporting a selection of goods without making much fuss and issues in the long run. Buying moving boxes in Chicago can be a fun and fantastic experience. You are already intending on taking all your stuff from the old place to the new one. The challenge is to buy moving crates that can manage that hurdle. For general home items The heavier the box, the tinier it should be. Smaller boxes tend to be easier to move and manage, avoiding possibilities of losing control while on staircases or when transferring to the new home. Buying small and medium-sized boxes are ideal for most typical home items from papers, paperbacks, notebooks, and a range of little gadgets and items. Make sure to buy or rent only those boxes in Chicago that are of good quality and that too without any damage on the edges to ensure that they are durable. Specific kitchenware While silverware, pans, and pots can easily be placed on regular medium to small boxes, crystal flutes, porcelain plates, glass, and other types of valuable dining and kitchen items need to be handled with special care. Today, we can buy moving crates that address that specific duty. So-called meal packs are...
Proper Ways To Relocate Safely

Proper Ways To Relocate Safely

Whether you move to another house, apartment, or have an office relocation, there are certain things you need to do. Finding a new space to move into, inquiring about the new area, organizing, packing, finding a team of relocation experts – it all requires some time and effort. If done right, a relocation can be smooth and will go without worries. Here are some practical and useful pieces of advice to move with success. Hire Reliable Moving Company                      It doesn’t matter if you’re relocating your small household, an office, or some expensive machines – each needs to be done with care. Whatever you relocate, it has to be precious to you. That’s why it’s essential to find a dependable team of relocators. Take your time to search and do several moving estimates. Make To-Do Lists When transporting all the belongings from point A to point B, there is a lot of organization, as well as packing, that you should do. When you create a checklist, it will be easier to keep track of the tasks you completed, as well as prioritizing some of them. If you organize well beforehand, it will make the job done easier. Pack Smart If there are belongings you need to pack; you want all of them to get to the next destination on one piece. Whether you have some antique furniture at home, artwork, or valuable office supplies and tech gadgets in your company, it’s crucial to safeguard them and transport them without any damage. That’s why you need the packing supplies that will properly protect the items. Plastic boxes for relocation are one...
Pack And Protect Your Items For Move

Pack And Protect Your Items For Move

When the time comes to transport your life to another city or neighborhood, there are many things to think about. From getting the best relocation team to transferring utilities, getting your child into a new school, purging your belongings, organizing, and packing, etc. – moving is, aside from being an emotional experience, quite a tedious task to complete. But when it comes to packing, are there any ways to do it properly? If you pack well, you will relocate easily and stress-free. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and protect your goods for a move. Protect Your Dishes For any ceramic dishes or fine china, there is a simple rule – wrap them in something soft to isolate them and protect from breaking. If you’re all up for getting your own packing kits, bubble wrap is a savior, but if you opt for a more budget-friendly option, you can use your towels or clothes – it will get the job done yet won’t cost you anything. Another tip for packing plates is to wrap them and pack vertically. Packing Cosmetics or Make-up It goes the same as with the dishes – cosmetics, or especially makeup, can be quite fragile and shatter easily inside the container. Wrap them carefully so, for example, your favorite bronzer or blush arrives at the new home in one piece. Get Plastic Moving Boxes Even though they’re a more expensive solution than cardboard, plastic crates are the ones to really protect all your belongings. Why is any plastic box superior compared to the old-fashioned one, you might wonder? They are safer since...