What Supplies Do You Need For a Perfect Move?

What Supplies Do You Need For a Perfect Move?

When you think about moving supplies, you might think of some cardboard boxes and duct tape. However, that is far from enough for a smooth packing process and relocation. Since packing is one of the tedious tasks people mostly dread (some enjoy packing and organizing, we can’t generalize), we have to simplify it. The right moving supplies will simplify the packing process and make it much easier for you. Here’s what you need. Packing Essentials                                                                   Plastic moving bins – If you have cardboard boxes on-hand, or better yet, the original boxes of your electrical appliances, those will be perfect for relocation. However, renting plastic moving boxes will make your relocation easier and safer. They are also easy to clean and disinfect in this time of COVID pandemic. Tape – When you buy tape, get slightly more than you think you need because you don’t want to run out during the busy time. Also, get a stronger tape because you will need that sticking power. Padding & bubble wrap – Investing in bubble wrap might be necessary for some items, but not always. You can use blankets, towels, and other cloth materials for padding, as well, and that’s how you can save money. Labeling stickers or markers – Whatever you prefer and need of these two, buy it because you will have to do a lot of labeling. Moving Furniture – What You Need Cargo rope or strap...
Smart Packing, Room by Room

Smart Packing, Room by Room

The thought of packing can be gut-wrenching for many, and that’s probably due to perspective. When we think about packing in its entirety, we don’t know where to start, and the work scope seems intimidating and stressful. However, when organized and reduced to bite-sized pieces, packing gets more comfortable and more manageable. Here are tips on how to organize packing, room by room. Kitchen & Dining Room These two areas are the most demanding to pack, as the kitchen contains lots of fragile dishes and other appliances. Protect the dishes with bubble wrap or towels and blankets when packing. For glasses and other smaller items, sectioned boxes are the right solution. When you order plastic moving boxes, the companies usually have different types of crates t offer and the sectioned ones. Don’t forget about the refrigerator – you should defrost it about two days before the relocation. Dry items can be packed in boxes, whereas the food (and especially frozen food) needs to stay in a portable fridge, if possible.  If you can disassemble the chairs and the dining table, by all means, do it. Also, protect the tabletop so it doesn’t get scratches on it while moving.  Living Room & Bedroom The massive furniture from your living room and bedroom (couch, bed, etc.) should go into the moving truck first. Protect the electronic appliances with some padding. Clothes are easy to pack, but always purge before packing – we always tend to have too many clothes we don’t wear. Roll up the rugs and carpets. Finally, protect the mirrors and other fragile pieces (like artwork) with bubble wrap...
Move & Pack Safely During COVID-19

Move & Pack Safely During COVID-19

With relocation being a stress factor in itself, the fact that we are experiencing a world-scale pandemic is giving it another dimension of worry. Can I even hire movers and how will they carry around my things? How should I pack and sanitize everything? What do I need to organize and pack properly? Here are the answers to some of the most common questions about moving and packing, and how to make the process smooth. Add Sanitizer to Your Cleaning Supplies’ List Even though it sounds like a no-brainer by now, it doesn’t hurt to remind you of this product in the hectic days of relocating and organizing. You won’t only need the sanitizer for cleaning and packing by yourself, but also when your movers arrive on the spot. Yes, movers can provide you with their services, but with masks, enough social distance, and hand sanitizer. Original Appliance Boxes & Plastic Crates Not only that stocking up on ridiculous numbers of cardboard is wasteful – it can be dangerous during pandemics, as well. Avoid taking cardboard boxes from someone as the virus can stick onto those surfaces. Using the original boxes of your home appliances is the best idea. Additionally, when you rent plastic boxes, you can easily sanitize them and they will be safe for use. Don’t Underestimate Packing Time The earlier you start packing, the less stress you will feel overall. You can start with packing the things you know you won’t need for a while. Clothes you know you don’t need for that season, anything that’s hanging on the wall, Christmas décor (since we are at...
How To Reduce Waste During A Relocation

How To Reduce Waste During A Relocation

In the previous article, we shared tips on how to pack eco-friendly. As the topic stays extremely relevant, we’ll now describe how to produce less waste during the whole moving process. Purge Before Packing. Decluttering before moving is more useful than you may think. From a practical point of view, fewer possessions to move to mean less packing supplies. But not only this, by cleaning your house you can settle a healthy habit which may lead to less consumption and spontaneous purchasing. Plus, it’s always easier to move with fewer items in your household, and we relocate a lot during life. Reuse Packing Supplies. If you have some old cardboard boxes, you can flatten them and protect the floor during loading and loading. It’s safer not to use them for packing again, as cardboard is a flimsy material, and may get damaged if used multiple times. That’s why using plastic moving crates is a better option. The plastic is very sturdy, so they can be in use hundreds of times before being replaced. It’s also very efficient from packing and loading perspective as they have handles on each side and dollies for stacking. Recycle What You Can. Check with your local recycling center what exactly you can bring them. But in general, among the packing supplies, it’s possible to recycle plastic, cardboard, and paper. Pack Tightly To Use Fewer Boxes.  It doesn’t mean that we advise to overload boxes, but if you pack trying not to leave empty spots in a box or suitcase, you will save some supplies and protect fragile items from breaking. Another idea is to use your...
How To Pack Eco-Friendly

How To Pack Eco-Friendly

After months of the global pandemic, stay at home rules and protecting ourselves with faces masks and gloves, how much we hurt our nature? Imagine that the world population has been wearing one or two masks per day for a few months, and no one can say for long it will continue. That’s why it seems to us now is the time we make a change in every way possible.   Cardboard vs. Plastic Boxes Maybe you asked yourself a question of how many cardboard moving companies use, especially in our country, where people change their city residence multiple times in their lives. Cardboard is indeed recyclable, but to produce, it takes lots of trees to cut. Unfortunately, we can’t grow trees as fast as we use boxes. That’s why we suggest trying something else. Our plastic crates are incredibly sturdy and have a double layer at the bottom, which let us use them hundreds of time before replacing. Cardboard, on the other hand, is a single time use tool.   How To Reduce Other Packing Supplies Use? At the stage of relocation planning, it may be hard to evaluate how much supplies it will require precisely. That’s why at BluBox-It, we created packages that are based on an average house or office size. Together with moving bins, you’ll receive custom dollies; each can fit four or five boxes. For additional lid security, we bring you zips. To differentiate the plastic crates by rooms, you will get labels. To reduce plastic use during packing, try to avoid or cut bubble wrap and use it only for the most breakable things. Instead,...
4 Things We Easily Forget Before Moving

4 Things We Easily Forget Before Moving

You may plan a relocation half a year in advance or two weeks, and still, you can’t avoid something going not according to the plan. What’s more overwhelming, no one predicted this year is coronavirus pandemic! And it makes everything more complicated. In these conditions, it’s almost impossible to keep everything in mind, so we prepared this list of easily forgotten things before moving.   Things To Double Check For Packing: Important documents; Valuables; The medicine you take regularly; Clothes at the dry cleaner; Items from storage; Keys.   Whom To Notify About The Address Change: The post office; Tax agencies; Wi-fi provider; Utility provider; Social Security; Bank; Insurance providers; Employer; Other financial agencies; Subscriptions and online stores; Friends and family.   Schedule A Relocation With A Moving Company. If you decide to go for a safe option for hiring movers to help you relocate, it is essential to appoint the date as soon as possible because the time before moving may impact the price. Consider that during the coronavirus pandemic, there are additional precautions every moving company should take. And also you to take care of your health and the moving crew’s. If you don’t see which rules the company is following on the website, it’s worth checking with them online or via a call. These days many movers switched to online estimation instead of doing it in person. Check with a moving company if it’s possible.   Take Care Of Packing Supplies. We would advise not to choose re-used cardboard boxes as it’s impossible to disinfect them. Safer would be to order new cardboard boxes or rent...