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the ultimate guide to moving artwork

Your Ultimate Guide to Moving Artwork

Moving is stressful enough. Adding on the stress of possibly breaking a cherishable piece of artwork is not something that anyone wants to experience. Whether it’s an incredible art piece created by Vincent Van Gogh himself or a masterpiece put together by your wonderful 3-year-old, you want to ensure its safety during a move. Art is timeless and close to the heart, which is why we hold it so valuable as to hang it on our walls. Moving artwork can be complicated and quite scary. If not moved correctly, your artwork can be damaged very easily.  And unfortunately, pieces of artwork are usually something that cannot be replaced. So let’s not take that risk! All worries of damaging special artwork can be put to rest by following the appropriate steps.  Keep reading for the ultimate guide on moving artwork! Supplies Needed When Moving Artwork Before beginning the move, you’ll need the correct supplies. Having the right tools and supplies helps ensure your artwork’s safety. Here’s what you’ll need. Boxes in various sizes Bubble wrap Packing tape & masking tape Brown packing paper Markers (permanent and wide-tipped)  Be sure to not forget anything on this list. The items are essential for

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the ultimate guide to moving day etiquette

Your Ultimate Guide to Moving Day Etiquette

In the past year or so, about 11% of the American population packed up their home and moved.  Moving can be stressful, but sometimes it is necessary.  It’s your moving day, and you hired professionals to make it easy. Congratulations! What do you need to know to make the day easy for everyone? Find out here. Let Your Neighbors Know If you haven’t told your neighbors you plan on moving, now might be a good time to do so. You should also give them a heads-up as to when your movers are planning on being there. This is just a courteous way to let them know beforehand that there will be a giant truck in the neighborhood that will block parts of the street and maybe even their driveway.  When the movers do show up, try to make sure they aren’t blocking important parts to the road or your neighbor’s car. If you haven’t already set a time for your movers to arrive, you may also want to consider your neighbor’s schedule. If they leave early in the morning for work, it may be better to schedule it later in the morning around 9 so as the movers aren’t in their way.

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Your difinitive guide to packing things that are heavy for your move

Your Definitive Guide to Packing Things That Are Heavy for Your Move

Each year, around 40 million people in the United States decide to move to a new home. Moving isn’t easy, but it’s still a popular thing for people to do. Even though moving can be a difficult process, it’s worth it once you reach your destination. By sticking to the right strategy, however, you can minimize complications along the way. If you’re dealing with things that are heavy, extra care should be taken in order to ensure their safe arrival. Don’t worry, there’s definitely a correct way to do it. Read on for our guide on moving and how to transport things that are heavy. How to Pack Boxes for Moving When it comes to packing things that are heavy or just packing in general, the best way to approach the project is by staying organized. If you aren’t careful with your packing, you may end up with some broken items before you finish your move. However, if you take the time to pack boxes the right way, you’ll be a lot more likely to have everything arrive safely. By packing smart, you can keep your possessions secure and have a much easier time when you need to unpack. Here are some general packing

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9 Reasons it is worth it to hire movers

9 Reasons it’s Worth it to Hire Movers

The average American moves over 11 times in their life. These transitions raise the question of whether you should move everything by yourself? Or should you hire professionals to help? Moving your entire home can be a time-consuming and stressful process. Yet, the expertise of a local moving company can make it smoother and more enjoyable. So, is it worth it to leave things in the hands of professionals? Read on for 9 reasons you’ll want to hire movers for your next relocation.  1. You Won’t Forget Anything Hiring movers help you to streamline the whole packing and relocating process. As movers come with handy planning tools, like moving day checklists. They also keep an inventory list of all items needing to get packed and moved.  This makes moving much more organized, keeping you from forgetting any important steps. Moving companies also bring enough supplies. So you won’t be out hunting for more boxes, packing tape, and bubble wrap on moving day.  If you have a house full of items, you will likely also need to rent a moving van. Yet, moving companies take the guesswork out of which size van you’ll need. You also won’t have to worry about renting or borrowing any needed

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ultimate moving day checklist

The Ultimate Moving Day Checklist

The Ultimate Moving Day Checklist Moving a hectic process, and trying to get organized for moving day can seem impossible. How do you pack up your entire home and move it to a new house in just one day? It’s a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be impossible. Having a moving day checklist to follow on moving day can help make sure things go smoothly and keep stress levels low. Read on to learn more. Get Started Early The day before moving day, you may not want to pack up the coffee pot, because you’re going to have an early morning. You may not be surprised to learn that you should get up early on moving day. There’s a lot to get done, and you’re going to want to get an early start on the day. After you get up and get dressed, pack up the rest of the essentials you needed for the night before. This may include overnight bags, extra clothes and pajamas, toiletries, and, yes, the coffee pot. Put all your suitcases and smaller essentials in the car before the movers arrive. Bring in the Movers By the time the movers arrive at your house,

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how to pack fragile items

How to Pack Fragile Items

How to Pack Fragile Items Packing breakable items requires a little TLC. Although it’s a time-consuming process, careful packing can prevent your china or family heirlooms from arriving in broken pieces. It’s not enough to wrap items in bubble wrap. To make sure your precious items arrive in perfect form, you should pack like a professional. Moving is stressful enough. You don’t need the added stress of worrying about your fragile things. Here are a few tips for packing fragile items so they don’t break. Packing Plates  If you pack your plates correctly, they will not break, and you can keep your full set. Wrap each plate with newspaper and then secure with adhesive tape. These materials are inexpensive and work beautifully. Make sure you have a sturdy box or bin and stack your plates vertically. Packing plates this way maximizes space and reduces the risk of damage during a move. For fine china or porcelain plates, it’s a good idea to go an extra step and add a piece of cardboard between the plates and on the top and bottom of the box. Fill any empty space in the box with crumpled newspapers, old t-shirts, or towels to reduce chances

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