Moving And Packing – How To Get Things Done
So, you’re moving? Hopefully, you’re getting a new job and just need to move your personal belongings to the new address. Well, a majority of the time, your move will go pretty smoothly. You find yourself a reasonably reputable moving company in your city, you schedule employment and have everything taken care of. You even find a new house, pull through the paper work, have the utilities turned on, and you’re out the door and back in business.
Or is this?
You find yourself moving and packing around a month or two later and nothing really comes together for you. Maybe you hire an adequate moving company and everything seems to be in order, but then again, somebody handled my car for the last 20 years or so. They Roycharges for that while I paid 0 bucks no moolah and theycharged me huge ridiculous amounts for transport and storage. I had to put money into a gasaphone and base price insurance! insanity! Then I had to come right out and pay dozens and thousands for insurance, mileage and other things while I waited for everything to go right. Finally, when I figured out that my car couldn’t go interstate because of Star shriveling off the gas wheel, I had to pay to ship all my stuff to Florida…and I still had to wait.
So, how to get things to go right again when you’re moving and packing? Here are some tips and tricks to make your move go much smoother:
Tips and tricks to make your move
1. Line up your moving date as soon as you can. We often book double the season when we have peak moving season and you should follow suit. Fall is a great time for relocation, but remember, summer and winter are the peak moving seasons.
2. Packing is done a week in advance and supposed to be one week after you pack so you can get straightened around. Check out the kitchen and bathroom cabinets. You don’t want to break them, right? Fill those boxes with stuff you’ll need to need for a week later.
3. Leave stuff that you’ll need immediately in a room dedicated to packing. It will seem like a half-empty void when you can’t find a thing for a minute.
4. Get as much moving and packing material and assistance as possible. You can purchase boxes and tape from the moving company if you know where you will be moving. Otherwise, search the refrigerator and liquor store returned sections for boxes and tape. Purchase sturdy packing tape too. You can buy a roll of tape at the local Safeway or you can make your own. There isn’t any need to buy paper or bubble wrap. Just cut and run.
5. Pack with more than one box or I’ve learned the trick to squeeze out the most stuff into the smallest amount of boxes. Arrange for a moving blanket to sit on one corner of each box. Wrap your blankets at least once in as many layers as you can, corners and all. This will make your blankets a bit more durable as they won’t get worn out before the tape is released.
6. Clothes, linen, and towels seem to be general comfort seekers and for that reason we tend to stack them in chest free drawers and wardrobe boxes, which always produce boxes that are much smaller than you’d prefer. If an item in one drawer or wardrobe will not fit in another, keep it in the chest free drawer nearby for now during the move walk. Don’t let it sit around for a long time and lose it or stuff it in a bathroom cabinet or closet shelf.
We generally keep each corresponding box of clothing, linen, and towels with the corresponding family member named for that item. Only when you’re reimbursed with the next box do you repeat the process.
The most importantPart of doing a move smoothly is to find local or interstate movers and packers who can help you intimately. You will feel more comfortable and a lot more knowledgeable if you have an experienced professional moving and packing on your job.