How To Choose Best Packing Supplies

How To Choose Best Packing Supplies

To move stress-free, it’s crucial to pack well. Why is this so, you might wonder? The reasons are pretty obvious for this one – if you organize and pack all your memories and valuable items neatly and safe, you’ll feel like the weight has been lifted off your shoulders. The items need to be well protected but also transported safe, which depends on the moving company (and moving boxes) you choose. If you want the pro movers to pack your belongings, that is also an option, but how to do it right when you do it by yourself? Let’s check what you need to pack well. Choose By Purpose What packing supplies also depend on how far you’re going to move. Old or borrowed cardboard boxes can be great if you’re relocating to a different neighborhood in the city, but if you’re moving cross-state, it can be quite an issue. The more fragile items you’re transporting, the more carefully you need to pack them. Protection of Items To protect all the fragile items you have, like the fine china, art pieces, decorations, etc. you have to use the right padding items. There are many options – bubble wrap, protective paper, even some DIY options like towels or blankets can be of great help. Good Quality Boxes Maybe the essential part of organizing and packing might be this one. Choose the sturdy, resistant crates to minimize the possibility of anything breaking. The cardboard option might be the affordable one, but the long-distance relocation can be unpredictable, and the weak boxes can result in something breaking or getting in contact with...
Cardboard Box Vs. Plastic Bin to Pack

Cardboard Box Vs. Plastic Bin to Pack

Whether you’re relocating quickly or steadily and planned; whether you’re moving locally or cross-state; whether you’re a DIY type of person or rely on pro kits – you will need at least a few boxes to pack items. The most popular ongoing debate is, however, what would be a better choice – plastic containers or good ol’ cardboard? Let’s try to weigh out whether cardboard or plastic moving boxes are a better choice. What are the pros and cons of both? We’ll use a few criteria and check the advantages and disadvantages of both by them. Waterproof – a clear winner in this category would be plastic. Cardboard can easily soak up the water so relocating those boxes in the rain might turn into a nightmare. Plastic will safeguard the items in it, and you won’t have to be afraid of damp or rainy weather. Low-cost – if you’re looking for a more budget-friendly option, old-fashioned cardboard boxes are your friend. Unlike plastic bins, you can even find some cardboard boxes for free! However, you can rent plastic bins as well, but it’s still pricier than the cardboard boxes. Eco-friendly – this might go both ways. On the one hand, plastic is not easily biodegradable, and we all know it. But! What surprised many netizens was the fact that while producing cardboard boxes, factories release more greenhouse gases than for the plastic. Also, plastic bins are reusable so the plastic can get a point for this one, too. Resistance to bugs – when storing our precious home items, we have to consider the pest. Many miniature organisms can ‘attack’...
Plastic Eco-Box Solution To Relocate

Plastic Eco-Box Solution To Relocate

We’ve been taught that plastic has nothing to do with being eco-friendly. Most of the time, people claiming this are right. However, in many cases, plastic can be put into great use. One of the great examples is renting moving bins made of plastic. It does sound like a no-brainer said out loud. Let’s see for which reasons plastic bins are the best way to save Mother Nature. You Don’t Waste Natural Materials When Moving Where does all this cardboard come from, you might wonder? From the trees, unfortunately. By excessively using boxes, we are hurting our Mother Earth. Even though the popular opinion was that plastic usage is much more damaging, the truth is, in this case, the other way around; more greenhouse gas emissions are done by creating paper and cardboard than plastic. If we consider the number of relocations around the world (and the number of cardboard boxes used), the results are defeating. Durability Of Plastic Put to Good Use Cardboard, even though easily recyclable, can’t compare to the plastic’s sturdiness and durability, which is a good thing. Renting moving bins is a ‘go’ in this case because they can be reused numerous amount of times. Not to mention their stability, the fact that they are stackable moving bins and more convenient to relocate with. Eco-Friendly Goals Over Pricing We love to see our Dallas citizens caring more about the environment. It has become a movement all around the world. So, if you truly are a nature lover, you might disregard the fact that a bunch of cardboard boxes is cheaper than the plastic crates. Yes,...
‘Green’ Packing – How to Eco Pack For Move?

‘Green’ Packing – How to Eco Pack For Move?

When a typical American family relocates from a five-bedroom house, you can imagine the amount of bubble wrap, cardboard boxes of different sizes, packing paper, and tape they need. Wow! Geez! Not only these packing supplies are going to cost a few hundreds of dollars, but all of this will be thrown away and accumulate more trash. If you are considering an environmentally friendly move, white not get plastic relocation boxes? Here are some tips for an eco-friendly (and possibly cheaper) move. Rent Moving Bins Even though it seems like a more expensive alternative to their cardboard ‘sisters,’ plastic move boxes are a much safer solution. It’s better to be safe than sorry since cardboard is not as sturdy as plastic and your precious items can be broken and damaged much easier. Also, if you are a nature lover, you won’t waste any more natural materials and take your part in helping the environment. It doesn’t get any better than that! Stuff You Own As Packing Supplies In addition to environmentally friendly moving bins, get creative – your towels, rags, or even bedsheets can use as wrapping materials for the dishes or some ceramic figures. This is, also, one of the great solutions for protecting your fragile items while saving money on bubble wrap and other packing supplies. Donate Old Packing Supplies If you already have the packing supplies but want to think about the environment, consider donating or selling them to someone else who’ll need them. You’ll be the one to break the cycle of throwing away too much cardboard and other materials. You might seem like your...
Few Eco-Friendly Moving Tips

Few Eco-Friendly Moving Tips

Nowadays, we are becoming more and more aware of the environment, even when we are relocating. The ‘greener’ we become, the more we see our own mistakes – too much unnecessary stuff, wasting products and materials, the amount of unrecycled garbage. It might become a real nightmare when we are relocating. Want to adopt an environmentally-friendly approach when you are moving? These tips can show you how to carry out eco-friendly, yet smooth relocation. Too Much Unnecessary Stuff? Donate Or Sell Before relocating too much stuff and further cluttering your new space, consider doing the purge. Instead of becoming a low-key hoarder, you can donate the belongings you don’t need anymore to someone who needs it, or you can sell them. Both options are practical and environmentally friendly. Recycle There are electronics and other items that nobody needs anymore, but you might not know what to do with them. For any items you want to get rid of in an eco-friendly manner – plastic, fabric, paper, electronics, etc. – get informed online and see which stores and organizations do the recycling. Consider Renting Moving Bins One of the most reasonable, as well as practical and safe, moves when taking care of the environment is to rent moving boxes made of plastic. They are reusable, stackable moving boxes that will safeguard all your valuable items, with much less danger of damaging. Buying new cardboard boxes mean you’re contributing to wasting cardboard – stop the cycle and recycle! Smart And Practical Packing Aside from the very helpful plastic bins for moving, consider taking a smarter approach while packing. In addition to the...
Why Get Reusable Moving Boxes?

Why Get Reusable Moving Boxes?

Relocating your house, apartment or even company can be a tiring experience. Actually, it’s not only tiring; it can be bad, not only for your mental health (in some cases) but it can be very bad for the environment as well. Most people, when they are so overwhelmed with the relocations, don’t even think about the effects they make on our beloved planet Earth. And it would be so simple if they did! So, have you ever thought of renting moving bins? There are many reasons why reusable boxes are a great idea for relocations; here are a few of them. Great For Environment As previously mentioned; all that cardboard usage has gotten out of hand. That is why renting move boxes is an eco-friendly solution. Many people around you can use these sturdy boxes and if you are a nature lover and aware of what we’ve been doing to it – you’ll love this solution. Reusable Boxes – Safer For Your Belongings Cardboard boxes, even though may seem like a cheap solution, can cause you more harm than good. What do we mean by that? Cardboard is much more fragile than plastic and can get wet, can bend quite easily and you might risk damaging your valuable items inside. Time-savers Regular boxes are low-cost, but, if not used before, they need to be assembled, one by one. So imagine, if you are packing an endless sea of items from a four-bedroom house, how much time is that going to take? When you rent plastic crates, you won’t have to bother doing that time-consuming work. Plastic Relocation Boxes –...