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Top Useful Tips for Moving and Storing Belongings

If you are getting ready to move then it is time to start thinking about packing up. Moving can be very stressful. This is especially if you are moving a long way or have tons of stuff to pack. Many people get in a rush and overlook things or do not pack properly. This can cause items to get broken or even lost during the move. In order to avoid this it is important to exercise care during the moving process. One way that can help make things less stressful is to create a checklist of things that you need to do in order to get moved.

Packing Supplies

Packing Moving Tips Article PicThe first thing you will need to do in order to get moved in an orderly fashion is acquire packing supplies. The things you will need are old newspapers, boxes on various sizes, packing tape and a good marker. The tape and marker are easy to find. You can pick them up pretty cheap at your local retailer. The newspapers aren't too bad either. A great thing to do is start saving your newspapers ahead of time. Every day when you are done with a paper, add it to the stack. If you do not have a subscription, ask a neighbor. You could also go to the newspaper office. They will often have stacks of old papers that they don't mind giving away. Finally you will need boxes. To get boxes, ask your local stores when they get shipments and if it is ok for you to take their boxes. You can also check your local liquor store. They have a nice selection of sturdy boxes and they usually don't mind sharing. Break the boxes down until they are completely flat to get as many home as possible in one trip.

Packing Up

Once you have all the supplies, get started packing. Even if your move isn't for another two weeks, you can save headache by packing things that you do not use often ahead of time. Now would be an excellent time to pack up things in the top of the closet or in store rooms. Decorations and keep sakes can also be packed. They add appeal t to your home, but since you don't use them they can be put away. Be sure to wrap fragile items in generous amounts of newspaper to keep them safe during the trip. Also be sure to stuff boxes of fragile items with newspaper if there is space. This way the items won't jostle around during the move. As you fill each box, tape it up firmly so that they will not come open, then take your marker and notate each box with important information. Some examples include: "bedroom closet," "laundry room," and "Dishes (FRAGILE)." It is always important to note items that are fragile as clearly as possible so that there is no mistake.

Loading and Moving

Once everything is packed it is time to load the truck. Move items of furniture in first. Make sure their weight is distributed evenly to avoid load shifts. Mattresses make great items to go between items of furniture to keep them from rubbing. When loading the boxes, be careful and do not stack too high. Make sure heavy boxes are on the bottom and the lighter ones are on the top. Fragile items will need special care. Do not place them somewhere where something may fall and crush them. Sometimes it is a good idea to place boxes of fragile items under the kitchen table when packing up. This way they are separate and protected.


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