Moving Tips !
Preparation is the key to a successful move. By having everything ready prior to the movers arriving, you will save time, which means money. Providing more information for your movers will prevent the additional charges you might incur for not providing the correct information. Here are some important points to remember:
- Try to put heavier items in smaller boxes and light bulky items in larger boxes. Do not over or under pack boxes. If you over pack, the box is likely to split and you will have things sticking out the top. This makes it difficult for the mover to stack them inside the truck. Under packing boxes is also detrimental - often the top of the box will dent in or collapse.
- Try to use newer, sturdier boxes. Boxes that have seen many moves may not keep your belongings as safe as a newer box. Used grocery store boxes will work fine for sturdy items, but pack breakables in something more substantial.
- When you store your packed items, do not place heavy boxes on top of light boxes. Heavier boxes on the bottom will ensure the boxes do not collapse. Do not store you items in a warm room as you do not want moisture to build up inside the boxes. As well, keep items away from cold rooms and wet areas to prevent damage. With a little organizing and preparation, the big moving day does not have to be a stressful chore. A little planning will make the moving process much easier and more enjoyable.
- Use plenty of packing materials - packing paper, peanuts, bubble wrap. It is very important to put a generous layer of materials at the bottom of boxes containing fragile items.