Moving to a new home can be a time consuming and tedious task, especially if there is an abundant amount of stuff. But there is always a worry the fragile items may not get to their new home without hardship. Ensuring your home is properly packed is essential for a pleasant moving experience. You should start packing for your move at least 3 weeks prior to your anticipated move date. There are many things you can do to keep your treasures in one piece or without blemishes, and many things to avoid. We at Good Time Moving & Storage would like to offer some tips when moving your personal property that is fragile, sensitive and pricy.
What to Do Before You Start Packing
Before we get into the actual packing tips, we would like offer some advice that you can do prior to packing the boxes.
– If you plan to do the packing yourself instead of taking advantage of professional training, it is important you do not skimp on the quality of the packing materials. Using the previously used boxes from a local grocery store is fine for things don’t necessarily need added protection. Clothes, stuff toys, and unbreakable items of that nature is suitable for the hand-me-down boxes. For your electronic equipment, dishes, and other delicates, invest in sturdy moving boxes. Utilize premium quality bubble wrap and packing paper to secure the fragile possessions.
– Take the time before getting packed to downsize. Eliminating some of the work is always beneficial. Throw away the trash, recycling what you can. Donate the things you do not want or need to the appropriate facilities. Remember, if you haven’t used it in a 12 month period, you are not going to.
Packing Tips for Moving
1. Box size variety. Use the right box for your stuff. Heavy items, like books for example, should be packed in smaller boxes to avoid producing boxes that are too heavy to handle. Bigger boxers should contain linens and pillows, leaving the larger boxes easier to manage with lighter weight contents.
2. Fill the box. Fill the boxes to capacity. When leaving excessive room in boxes, they can be easily crushed and the stuff inside can be damaged. Fill each box with organized strategy to keep the box full. If necessary, fill in the gaps with paper, clothing, linens or other fabrics to keep it tight.
3. Stacking. When stacking up the boxes to be moved, or even in the vehicle, keep the heavier boxes on the bottom and the lighter ones on top.
4. Keep it organized. When filling your boxes, avoid the chaos of filling one box with multiple room subjects. For example, don’t fill a box with silverware and cups with some bathroom toiletries and living room knick-knacks. Keep one box to one room and fill it up. Label each box, in big print scrawl the room the box belongs to, and for added simplicity when unpacking, label the general contents, or be specific if it makes it easier on you.
5. Bundle it. For plates, cups and bowls, bundle them up. Wrap individual pieces, and then wrap a manageable bundle together to keep it tightly packed. Be sure every box is adequately taped so the box doesn’t fall apart.
6. TVs. If TVs do not have original packaging, have moving company use a crate to keep it upright and undamaged. If you are moving it, wrap it in a moving blanket and placed tightly in a box, and then package the box in another tightly filled box, using paper if necessary.
Always keep valuable and delicate items properly cared for and well protected, consider investing a mover for those items if you prefer to do the moving yourself. Use moving blankets on furnishings to ensure they remain intact.
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