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The Top Sustainable Packing Solutions

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Moving can be an exciting and busy time in your life. You’ve got a new home or apartment, and you’re gearing up to get everything ready for the move. For a growing number of people today, moving is also a way to help the environment.As more people become aware of the sustainability movement, they’re now looking for ways to help our environment by using recycled materials to reduce how much waste we generate. That’s a key reason why people are starting to use sustainable packaging materials when they’re planning a move or relocation.Sustainable packaging is all about using those materials that reduce our environmental impact, and the good news is it’s a growing industry. There’s even an organization, the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, offering online tutorials for people who want to learn more about how they can make a difference.So if you’re planning a move, here are tips on smart sustainable packing solutions. What is the Sustainable Packaging Movement? The sustainability movement has been encouraging people to recycle products more often and to products that won’t end up in our landfills. For sustainable packaging, that means using recycled and recyclable materials. Fortunately, as more people have become interested in sustainability, manufacturers have responded by creating packaging products that focus on reusability, and that are compostable and biodegradable. One of the reasons why recycled packaging materials are becoming more popular is that Americans generate nearly 80 million tons of packing waste each year, according to reports from the Environmental Protection Agency. That’s a key reason why packaging has come in for a sustainable makeover. If you’re moving and want to do it in an eco-friendly way, here are the best ways to do that. Smart Ways to Use Sustainable Packaging During Your Move We all know how it is with moving — you need all these boxes and other supplies to pack everything for the transition, but then what to do with all that material afterward? Glad you asked! Before you begin packing your belongings, try gearing up ...


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June 16th, 2020


Top Disadvantages of In-Home Storage in New York

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Living in New York City’s vertically-structured layout leaves you with little room to store extra belongings. Think about how nice it would be to finally clean out the coat closet by your front door. You’ve spent years collecting new things and find that you no longer have the space to store them. Eventually, you’re forced to move your coats upstairs and the old coat closet becomes one big messy storage room. The problem with a messy closet is that you probably haven’t seen or used most of the stuff you bought. Or, if you purchased something valuable and chose to store it, there’s a chance it could get ruined. At this point, many people choose to rent a storage facility space in New York. If you haven’t tried this yet, consider the major disadvantages of in-home storage.  The Cost of Clutter in Your Home  To live in a clutter-free home would mean that you have space for everything. For most residents in NYC, this isn’t the case. Living in a cluttered home with full closets, drawers that don’t shut, and things with no place to go can disrupt your living situation. It’s not that the clutter doesn’t bother you and that you’re a messy person; most of the time it’s the simple fact that there’s just no space for all of your stuff. You don’t have the luxury of space to build special storage units in your home, so you’re left with no other option than to jam everything in one cluttered space because you don’t want to have to throw any of your belongings away. Over time, this mess build-ups and you’re stuck rummaging through drawers and closets looking for your favorite work shoes.  Your Valuables Aren’t Stored in a Climate-Controlled Space One of the perks of living in NYC is that you get to experience the four seasons; but, this brings extreme changes in weather throughout the year, including heat and humidity in the summer and cold and dry winters. People who own items that ...


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June 16th, 2020


Cleaning/Organization Challenge to Keep Busy While at Home

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Everybody naturally strives for a clean and well-organized home, but when you’ve got to balance your job, kids, school, or other activities, there’s only so much time in the day to give your home the attention it deserves. It’s always a challenge for busy people to keep things clean and organized. That is, until social distancing became a necessary way of life. With New York City still under a mandatory Stay At Home order to slow the spread of COVID-19, people are not leaving their home much, which gives them the opportunity to look at their home from a new perspective. And if you have kids in the home, keeping it clean and well organized likely seems more important today than it did when you were rushing out the door for the morning commute to work. Of course, living in a small home or apartment can make cleaning and organizing seem like more of a challenge. Once you start organizing, not having enough room to put things becomes an additional challenge. That’s why a growing number of New Yorkers are organizing by putting some of their belongings into a self-storage unit where those items are safe, secure and no longer taking up unnecessary space in your home. How Can You Get Your Home Organized During COVID-19? Spending most of your day at home gives you more time to clean and organize, but that doesn’t make the task any easier. To help you out, here are some fast cleaning tips to get every room in your home looking clean and organized without spending a lot of time on it.  Start Your Spring Cleaning While a lot of people traditionally start cleaning their home once the weather gets warmer, this age-old tradition is ideal during the Stay At Home period. Spring cleaning should be looked at as more than just tidying up the house. It means tackling those chores you wouldn’t normally do every day. So as part of a self-quarantine spring cleaning, think about: Cleaning everything you put ...


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May 19th, 2020


How NYC Restaurants are Weathering Coronavirus Shutdown

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As difficult as the past month has been for restaurants in New York City and New Jersey, many have found ways to adapt to social distancing and Stay At Home orders, allowing them to survive during these challenging times. Before we know it, many of our favorite restaurants could start regular service again as several are preparing to be phased in for scheduled business reopenings.Since the coronavirus outbreak in early March, restaurants have been among the hardest-hit businesses, forced to shut their doors to customers — and to their economic lifeblood. But since Stay At Home orders went into effect and New Yorkers found themselves rarely leaving their homes, some restaurants discovered a new market: take-out orders. The use of online orders from customers conveniently reviewing their menu from the safety of their homes has helped keep some eateries open. Now, it may be just weeks before restaurant owners can reopen for sit-down service.When they do reopen, it will likely be under new health, safety, cleanliness, and social distancing standards that will make the dining experience feel quite different from just six months ago. Some restaurants that have remained closed during Stay At Home have found a useful resource in self-storage. Self-storage units for businesses have allowed many restaurant owners to keep inventory, stock, accounting records, and other business items safe in a climate-controlled environment while riding out the lockdown. How are NYC Restaurants Coping With the COVID-19 Shutdowns?  Along with sports and entertainment facilities, restaurants by their very nature have been hard hit in this time of social distancing, when large groups of patrons cannot sit or congregate together. Still, NYC restaurant industry experts see a light at the end of the tunnel, with restaurants able to cope through several means.  Take Out and Delivery More and more NYC restaurants are investing in take out and delivery services for customers under Stay At Home orders but still eager to get restaurant-quality meals. Smartphones have become a critical tool for them, allowing patrons to: Review ...


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May 15th, 2020