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Packing Tips

Packing is the one part of moving that most people dread. So much can go wrong during this stage of moving, and many people simply cannot handle having so much work to do in such a short amount of time. Packing involves the movement of every single item in your home, and can create stress when things seem to pile up faster than you can load them into boxes. Thankfully, there are some very helpful moving tips that you can use when you need to get ready to move.

Packing Fragile Items

Most people are most concerned about the breakables that they need to pack. Packing these items can be most stressful if these items cannot be replaced. Figurines, china, special dishes, or other items need to be handled especially carefully, and may require special packing materials.

Cell kits, which are usually used to pack glasses, can come in handy when you have multiple small items. Simply wrap each one up and place into a separate cell. Larger items can be wrapped in bubble wrap first, then placed on a towel inside a box. If flat, try packing with other flat items so that the entire box is uniform.

For big items, such as antique furniture, hiring moving services such as specialty packers to crate these items may be the best idea. No matter how you plan on moving, breakables are the first major hurdle that you will face when you start to pack.

Packing Heavy Items

Most people really do not look forward to moving, carrying, or even unpacking heavy items or boxes. This is why it is important to pack these items in such a way that they are no longer such a hassle. Books and other heavy items need to be loaded into small boxes that are easily handled and moved. Do not be afraid of getting lots of small boxes to handle your multiple heavy items or loads of books. Your back, and the back of anyone involved in your move, will thank you.

Preparing Furniture

Furniture is simply too large to be packed. This does not mean that it does not need to be prepared for the move. Most experts suggest that you wrap and cover your furniture in order to protect it as it is moved from one place to another. It is usually quite easy to damage or scratch furniture while moving it, so follow these easy rules:

Protect

Cover anything that can be damaged
with linens, furniture padding, or even movers wrap.

Take Apart
If you can, disassemble anything that can be disassembled. That huge table is much easier to carry and handle when it is smaller and in multiple pieces. Just remember, keep the hardware in a small bag and tape it to the furniture it belongs to.

Hide
Hiding your furniture does not mean that you should keep it from the movers or out of the truck rental you have obtained. Instead, it means that it should be removed as a surface so that heavy boxes and other potential dangers do not get stacked on it. Couches are very sensitive to crushing and ripping if things are loaded on them, so keep this in mind.

Generally Speaking

There are plenty of other tips to help you pack and get ready for your move, but these might just be the most important. For more information, feel free to browse the moving and packing information that we have provided to you via this website for free. Why not get started on your moving preparations today, and get a moving quote on the specific moving services that you will need? Simply take a minute to fill in the form above and get no obligation moving estimates for free instantly.

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