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Tips for Packing Heavy Items

If you are planning a move, it may seem daunting to start the packing process, especially when it comes to packing heavy items.  However, there are ways to manage that task. Below are some practical tips for packing heavy items that will ensure your safety from personal injury and help keep your items from breaking or damage.  Purchase the Right Packing Supplies In order to pack up your heavy items, you will need the correct materials for the job.  Here is a list of the essentials: Sturdy Boxes: For your heavy items you need boxes made of cardboard that is durable, so consider purchasing double walled cardboard boxes.  These are made to support the extra weight of your heavy items.   Stock up on Quality Wrapping Paper: Purchase the thickest wrapping paper you can find, and be aware that you may need to use multiple sheets to ensure the safety of your items.  You can also double up on bubble wrap or use thick blankets when packing your heavy items. Use thinner and softer paper to wrap up smaller parts of your bulky items, this can be the first layer of padding before you use bubble wrap or furniture blankets.  High-Quality

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How to Downsize to a Smaller Home

How to Downsize to a Smaller Home

Here are some tips on how to downsize to a smaller home to help you get started. Are you planning a move to a smaller house or apartment?  If you are, there is a very good chance you will have to get rid of some of your belongings in order to fit into the smaller home.  It can be hard to figure out what to get rid of and what to keep. But think of downsizing as a fresh start and a new lifestyle. Therefore, you will want to get rid of items that don’t fit into your new house or apartment but keep the things that still serve a purpose. Below are some tips to help you get started.  Get Rid of Big Furniture First Perhaps you are downsizing from a 4 bedroom house to a 2 bedroom apartment.  An easy place to start downsizing would be to sell or donate the bedroom furniture you will no longer need in the smaller home.  Keep the bedroom furniture for your 2 bedrooms and get rid of the rest.   Next, consider your new square footage to help you decide what other furniture goes.  You could be going from 2000 sq.ft. to

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Here are some moving tips for college students - female college student carrying a box

Moving Tips For College Students

Here are a few moving tips for college students to help you save time and money. College students are usually on a very tight budget, and almost all co-eds must learn to stretch their money as far as they can.  Part of the cost college students need to factor into their budget is moving. This includes moving into their school year accommodations, moving out when the school year is over, and storage of their school items between semesters.  Below is a list of tips that every college student can follow to help save money, and time. The list includes advice on how to be efficient in packing, unpacking and storing their belongings. And it also advises how to stay on budget while moving to and from college.  Pre-Move Research – Moving Tips for College Students Before you move, do a little research to help you plan an efficient moving day.  If you are moving to a dorm, find out what kind of appliances are available for public use in the common kitchen and bathroom areas. For example, the kitchen area may already have a coffee pot you can use, so why pack another one? Most dorms have communal bathrooms as

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moving mistakes to avoid

Top Moving Mistakes to Avoid

These are the Top Moving Mistakes to Avoid Moving can be time-consuming and stressful.  To relocate means a lot of planning, organizing, and money spent.  However, there are ways to set yourself up for a successful move.  Below is a list of common mistakes people make when it comes to moving.  Look to see what they are, how to avoid them, and how you can make your move easier.  Taking everything with you is one of the top moving mistakes to avoid Before you begin the packing process, go through your belongings and donate what you can.  It will be easier and cheaper if you downsize your stuff.  If you haven’t used it in a year, donate it!  Heavy things like books or gym equipment are good items to donate as well.  It makes for less heavy, bulky items you must pack and unpack. You didn’t give yourself plenty of time to pack A lot of people miscalculate how much time there needs to be to get your belongings packed.  Packing can take a good amount of time.  It takes time to get your packing supplies, and then organize your supplies, and we tend to forget that packing breakables is

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How to Spot and Avoid Moving Scams

How to Spot and Avoid Moving Scams

Be aware of moving scams when moving. If you have an upcoming move and need to hire a moving company, you should be wary of moving scams.  A moving scam can turn your already busy and stressful move into a very expensive ordeal.  So do your research until you find an honest moving company.  Below are some tips for recognizing and avoiding a moving scam. Don’t Hire a Company That Is Not Licensed and Insured The number one red flag to watch out for are moving companies that are not properly licensed and insured.  If you are moving across the country, then the company should have a license through the United States of Transportation.  If you are moving locally, make sure the company is licensed through the state.   Also, professional and honest moving companies will have insurance.  If they do not, find one that does.  The insurance protects the company from lawsuits and helps them pay clients back for any missing or damaged items.  Beware of Estimates Too Good to Be True – Signs of Moving Scams Most moving companies give you an estimate of cost based on the weight of your belongings, and the space the items will take

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What you should know if you are moving to colorado

What You Should Know If You Are Moving to Colorado

This is what you should know if you are moving to Colorado. Are you considering a move to Colorado, but you have never visited before? The Centennial State has attracted many newcomers who are compelled to live in a state that has beautiful scenery and plentiful job opportunities.  Below is a list of things you should know before you make your move.   Colorado Offers an Outdoor Lifestyle Even though Colorado is a state that gets snow in winter, it still offers a healthy, outdoors lifestyle.  There are so many outdoor activities to choose from; hiking, biking, skiing, running, etc.  The people who live here don’t let winter snow stop them from being outside, in fact, winter is the best season in the state, especially if you ski. The state has the second-lowest obesity rate in America.  As you assimilate, you will probably find yourself doing more outside activities than you normally did before you moved.  There Are Four Seasons in Colorado Colorado has the highest elevation of any state in the US, an average of 6,800 above sea level. And even though the state has four seasons, because of the high elevation, each season is mild and humidity is low

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