Moving And Storage Precautions To Protect Your Possessions
There are many things to take care of when it comes to moving to a new location. The actual moving process itself is a chore that requires several people (if you can find them) and several hours to get all your stuff packed and placed into a truck. Sometimes, families may need to find temporary housing before their next home is ready to move into. This will require finding storage space for their furniture until the next phase of moving happens
If you’re looking for ways to simplify this process as much as possible, you’ve come to the right place. Let the experts at Allegiance Van Lines advise you on how to protect your possessions and address all your moving and storage concerns.
Moving And Storage 101
If you’ve had a bad moving experience before, you never forget it. You know the process is not as simple as finding some boxes and cramming as much stuff into them as possible. Here are some helpful tips to make sure everything arrives in one piece:
Choose The Right Boxes For The Job
The type of box you choose matters a great deal when it comes to packing your belongings. You’ll want to make sure that your boxes are equipped to handle the size and weight of what you’re packing into them. The worst thing that can happen is lifting a heavy box only to have the bottom fall out, resulting in breaks and other damage.
Start assessing your belongings by weight and size. Keep like items together: for example, you wouldn’t pack your fine china with heavy books. Keep heavy items in smaller boxes and lighter items in bigger boxes, so you don’t hurt yourself when lifting them up.
Layer And Wrap
Fragile items, such as dishes and glassware, need to be handled with utmost care. You can start by packing your boxes with packing peanuts or styrofoam at the bottom of your boxes. You can find these items at home convenience stores, but many people hold on to these items for future moves or deliveries. Ask around if anyone has any to spare: your local Buy Nothing group on social media is a good place to ask for extra boxes or bubble wrap (search “Buy Nothing + city name”).
You can also use smaller blankets or towels to wrap heavy items and keep them from scratching against each other.
Label Every Box
Labels are quite helpful when it comes to unpacking. As you unload the truck, every box can be placed in its respective room: “kitchen” boxes go into the kitchen, “bedroom” boxes into bedrooms, etc. Take care to mark the boxes that contain fragile items: those are the ones you don’t want to be tossed around or set down harshly!
Find A Storage Unit
Need a safe place to store your furniture until your new home is ready to move into? From storage facilities to large, portable containers, your local moving company can help you figure out which one fits your needs best.
Hire A Professional Moving Team
When in doubt, your local professional moving service will know just how to pack your belongings to ensure that the moving and storage process goes smoothly. They have it down to a science, saving you time and headaches in the long run.
Moving, Storage, And More In South Florida
Planning a move? Let Allegiance Van Lines help! Our experts take care of your belongings with as much care as if they were our own. Learn why many South Florida residents trust us with their moving and storage needs. Call today at (561) 210-5120 to learn more about our moving services.