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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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how to choose a moving date

How to Choose a Moving Date

Ready to move? Are you having trouble choosing a moving date? You are not alone, 11.2 percent of Americans moved last year. One of the biggest decisions you will have to make when you decide to move is when you will do it. This can seem like an overwhelming decision because there is so much to consider. However, if you look at some of the major issues and know how they are likely to affect you, then your decision will be a lot easier. Here is some help to keep you on the right track when selecting a moving date. 1. Cost The cost you will have to pay should always be a consideration. If you can get a discount then take it. However, the biggest moving deals can usually be found in off-seasons such as winter. If saving is a big priority for you then you should contact a moving company and book early for the colder periods of the year. While the competition is less you may find yourself competing with others who want to take advantage of low winter prices. Just be forewarned that although moving during the winter is much cheaper. It can also be a little more

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7 Questions to Ask a Moving Company Before Hiring

7 Questions to Ask a Moving Company Before Hiring

Approximately 14 percent (that’s 40 million people) in the U.S. move at least once each year. If you are planning a move, then one of the best things you can do is find and hire a quality moving company. However, before hiring a professional moving company, think about this – are you really willing to open your home and let strangers in to tamper with your belongings? Can you really trust another person (or several people) that much? If you find the right moving company, you can. The key here is to find the “right company.” Keep reading to learn a few questions you need to ask before hiring a moving company. When you ask the right questions, you can have confidence in the moving company you ultimately hire. 1. Does the Moving Company have a Registration Number? The moving company you hire needs to have a registration number, which is issued by the FMSCA – Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. This registration number is officially called a USDOT number. Keep in mind, if you are hiring a moving company that doesn’t handle out-of-state moves, then they may not be registered. It’s best to check with the FMCSA to find out for

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