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...