Secret Moving Tips – Packing Protection
These are some secret moving tips on protecting anything that you are moving. As I said before here are some tips that are simple ways to help you relocate. I’ll continue to encourage some little household things that YOU can do to make this go as smooth as possible. Read these simple tips that will help you protect your furniture, appliances and anything packed in a box.
Innovate and Create Protection
So people aren’t out-of-the-box type thinkers what I mean by that is that they end up packing things they could use during a move and they pack them up in boxes. This is where you get to be creative and innovative thinkers. All those teamwork games you played in school when you were young now are coming into play. This is your chance to be the problem solver you always knew you could be!
Things like old sheets that you were about to pack, don’t! Use them to cover furniture or decorations. Use old clothes to cover or wrap things for protection. If you have a bunch of stuff that you are giving away before you move or throwing out be sure to go through it and see if it can be of any benefit. This takes away from the heaviness of boxes and adds protection. This is another often overlooked yet simple step you can take when moving.
I am always a big fan of doing things the cheap way but when it comes to protection of important material I am going to side with the professionals. There are actual protective packaging supplies out there that are specially designed for protecting your items so that your items will endure the move. Good moving companies will be able to supply you with GREAT packing material. There is protective wrapping and tissue material that is very durable that comes pretty cheap. Also, encourage the gripped cushioning. Some of the best moving companies will give you all your moving supplies free of charge if you are moving their moving service which can save you a bunch of money.
No Used Boxes!
This is one of the best pieces of advice for you in your move, don’t use used boxes. Please, get new boxes and I encourage “moving boxes”. I have heard too many horror stories on how people were using old boxes and they broke on the handle and all their dishes broke. Also that their boxes got a little wet and completely fell apart because they weren’t durable but “it seemed cost efficient”. Moving boxes are durable, meant to withhold large amounts of weight and designed to protect whatever is inside. Good moving companies give you their moving boxes free of charge when you use their service.
Do Yourself a Favor
Please, do yourself a favor and use a moving company. It will also benefit your back down the road. Plus, your stress levels won’t be so heightened if you are doing everything. Over 70% of sickness/doctors visits are stressed related illness. Get a Mover, do it for your body.