Hello, I’m Sallie. Welcome to my site about moving to a new home. When I decided to move, I was a total mess. I found myself running between tasks, not seeming to get anything done in the days before the move. Luckily, a good friend came by and set me straight with some smart moving tips. From then on, I was able to pack up, transport and unload my belongings with ease. I will share those same moving tips my friend provided me, as well as other things I had to learn on my own along the way. I hope to make your next move easier than ever.
Moving homes can be hectic, time-consuming, and draining. You need professional movers to help you settle into your new place. While the movers are trained and experienced, you can help them make the transition easier. Since you know your property best, you can pack it better than anyone.
Here are some pro tips to help pack and ferry your property with professional movers.
Get Rid of All Clutter
Moving into a new space is like getting a chance to start everything afresh. You don't need to move all the clutter from the old house to your new place. Grab this opportunity and only pack what you need in the new home. Before packing and sealing any box, do a ruthless purge of unused or unnecessary items. This way, you'll have less to pack, move, and unpack. You can even have a garage sale to make extra cash on the things you no longer use. Pick out the items you don't need but are still in excellent condition and sell them.
Pack Heavy Items in Small Boxes
Professional movers know how to move boxes without damaging the contents. However, you could make their work easier by packing heavy items, such as books and kitchenware in small, easy-to-carry boxes.
The more weight in a box, the more likely it is to break, especially if many items are stacked together. For instance, if you stack too many books in a large box, the weight on the base could make it break.
Remember to tape the top and bottom seams on every box. You can also wrap several strips of tape around your boxes' top and bottom edges. It's a great way to hold the contents in the boxes and prevent them from tearing.
Label the Boxes With Their Destination (Rooms) and Description of the Contents
When your movers get to your new home, they need to know where exactly to put each box. Instead of struggling to show them where every box is, label them for easy identification. For instance, label items for the master bedroom and list the contents. This way, the movers know where to place each box.
You can also take inventory by numbering the boxes and keeping a record in a small notebook. You can crosscheck your items when you load and offload them. Crosschecking helps to keep track of your items.
Get Special Crating to Move Artwork
Artwork is prone to breakage and damage when moving. Therefore, you need special crating for glass, wood, ceramic, and other breakable art pieces.
Use masking tape on the glass to prevent breakage. The masking tape will also keep the glass together if it shatters. Wrap the pictures or artwork in bubble wrap or paper and put them in a box. Put a piece of cardboard between each piece to protect it.
Contact a local moving service to learn more.