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...