Posted on: 18 December 2017
Moving your entire household may seem like an overwhelming task, but if you are without the help of a professional moving company you can still make it successful on your own. With the right preparation and some recommendations from a professional moving team, you can tackle it. Here are some tips to help you in your own do-it-yourself household move.
Select the Right Packing Materials
If you are moving with the help of a moving company, they will provide you all the supplies and equipment you will need to safely pack and prepare your household items for moving. If you are doing the move on your own, you will need to acquire your own supplies.
Keep in mind it is best to select boxes that are all the same size and shape for packing your things. Boxes that are overly large can become too heavy for moving your possessions safely, and smaller boxes are difficult to pack into a moving truck efficiently, and you can lose space. Think of packing up your truck similar to a puzzle: all the pieces should nestle together evenly and tight.
If you are getting boxes for free from a neighbor or a local business, select boxes of all the same dimensions. It can be helpful to get boxes, for example, that all were used for shipping frozen french fries, as they will be the same size and hold an average-sized amount of items. Resist the urge to collect boxes of all different sizes and shapes.
Pack your Possessions Properly
A professional moving company will use bubble wrap, packing paper, and similar materials to pack and safely secure your items for the move. You can do your own job with some similar materials and what you already have in your house. Begin to collect newspapers several weeks before your move to use for packing fragile items. Newspapers are free to acquire and can be used in this manner to recycle them for reuse. Be sure to use newspaper to pack and wrap fragile items that won't become dirty from the newsprint.
Collect all your household towels, bed linens, and blankets to use for packing fragile items. Wrap the blankets and towels around vases, photo frames, dishes and other similar items before setting them into a moving box. You can also use clothing items, such as socks and t-shirts to pack breakables. You are going to need to pack up these linens and clothes eventually, so might as well make them useful.
For more information, contact your local last-minute movers.Share