Long-distance and Short-distance Moving Tips

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Long-distance and Short-distance Moving Tips

Growing up with a military dad, we moved all over the country. I went to 12 different schools before I went to college! It is easy to see how I learned a lot about moving throughout my life, and now that I am semi-retired, I decided to make a blog to share moving tips with anyone who needs them to fill my free time. I actually really miss moving around, because I always felt like after moving to every new area, I had the chance to become whoever I wanted to be. I also never had to worry about doing something embarrassing in school and being made fun of it for years! I hope you can learn from my moving experience stories and tips I plan to post here. Check back often!


4 Packing Tips That Will Make Your Moving Day Easier

While everyone may dread their moving day, there are some tips that will help make it go easier. If you do your packing properly, you could end up making moving day a breeze.

Save Original Electronic Boxes

Do you know that you are going to move at the end of your lease, but just bought a big screen television? If so, consider holding onto that box until your moving day. The best way to move a large electronic device like a television is in its original box, which will help ensure that the screen stays protected and that the handles are properly located to distribute the weight.

Buy Specialty Boxes

Your local moving supply store will have various types of boxes for moving odd shaped items. Some of these include boxes for lamps, wardrobes, and dishware. It is worth buying these boxes to help protect your belongings on their way to your new home. You can try making regular boxes work, but it is more likely that items will arrive damaged.

Label Boxes With Their Destination Room

Chances are that your new house is not going to have the exact same layout as your old house. Rather than label boxes with the room they came from, label them with the room they are going to. It will help the movers take items to the exact room, rather than leave them in random places for you to sort out later.

For bedroom boxes, clearly label each box with the appropriate bedroom name. Once you get to your new home, tape a sign to the bedroom doors with the name on it so it is obvious which bedroom each box belongs to.

Number Your Boxes

Want to make sure that nothing is lost on the way to your new home? You can label each box with a large number on the side of it. You can stand next to the moving truck as movers take the boxes on and off of it, making sure to check off each number as you see it leave the truck.

You can also use these numbers to create an inventory of where key items are located. Keep a spreadsheet that lists important items and their box number, and it will make it easy to find those items before everything is unpacked.

If you do not want to go through the hassle of packing everything up on your own, hire a professional packing service to handle it for you. To learn more, contact a company like M Dyer & Sons Inc