Tips For Moving

Everyone is always look for tips and tricks to make their moving day easier. Moving is always a big day and can be very stressful and exhausting.

To make packing small things a bit easier and more convenient try packing small things that are all for one room together. For example, all kids small toys in one box and mark on the outside for what child and what room. Same for small kitchen appliances. Pack all lightweight kitchen appliances in one small box again marking the box on the outside.

Now on the other end of the moving scale never forget about packing materials. Choose tape that is strong and very sticky. Many packing tapes might be strong but they are not every sticky and end up coming lose that the box coming open. Always use extra packing materials such as packing peanuts and bubble wrap. Bubble wrap comes two ways. In sheets measured to cover various size items or one roll where you can take off as much as you need. Bubble wrap is definitely better and stronger than packing peanuts. Packing peanuts are great for glassware and china, however, there are a few disadvantage. Packing peanuts can become lose when packed in a box if you don’t use enough. They also can be more expensive to buy than bubble wrap.

Always remember not to over pack the boxes. Just because everything fits doesn’t mean it should all go in one box. This is especially true when packing books and items of similar weight. Try packing several small boxes instead of one big one.

If considering renting a moving truck, remember to choose a size that is going to fit all of the rooms in your home including all your furniture. Most rental companies will ask you how many bedrooms in your home and advise what size truck to rent accordingly. Many homes have smaller rooms as well as attics and various sized closets. Some of the storage areas are large enough to count as another room in your home. For example, if you have a two bedroom home but also have a living room, family room, formal dining room, etc. your best bet is to rent at 24 foot truck as opposed to an 18 foot truck which may be recommended by the rental company.

If you are considering hiring a moving company all your work will be done for you including packing all of your personal belongings. You may pay a bit more to hire a moving company, however, it is worth it in the long run.

To find out which rental truck companies and which moving companies are in your local area, all you need to do is search online. One you have a list starting calling around to see which one will best suit your needs. Remember to get all the packing supplies you will need even if you decide to hire a moving company. Some moving companies will not bring a sufficient amount so it will pay to have some on hand.

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