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Never Make These Common Mistakes While Packing

Never Make These Common Mistakes While Packing

Moving can be an ordeal with many steps involved. There are a lot of things that are on your plate when you are moving such as ensuring you have a buyer for your home, making sure that you have a job lined up if you’re moving to a new city or state, getting your children registered in their new schools, and one of the most important aspects: packing. Packing up your house or apartment can be time-consuming and unorganized. It is like an art. Not everyone is a pro, but you can learn how to avoid common mistakes. Packing can be simple and easy if you are prepared with the right knowledge before you even begin. This preparedness will help you in your overall moving process because everything will fit properly in boxes, which will properly fit into a moving van or truck. So before you start packing up your home, take a moment to read this article as we go over the common mistakes made while packing so you know how to avoid them. Common Packing Mistake #1: No Planning Ahead Not making a packing plan is one of the most common mistakes that occur when parking for a move. If you decide to just dive right into packing then you run the risk of inefficiency. This will cause physical and mental exhaustion because you were not prepared for the amount of time that it would take to pack your things. The best way to avoid this mistake is by coming up with a plan a day or two before the day you plan to pack. This way,...
Which Household Elements are Dangerous to Move Without Professionals?

Which Household Elements are Dangerous to Move Without Professionals?

Moving your household can be full of anxiety with questions about the safety of your personal items and concerns about expense. The daunting process of packing your life away into boxes and leaving a home filled with love and memories often only adds to the stress. As such, many might begin to weigh the costs between hiring professional help to move and managing the preparations themselves. Large pieces of furniture or glassware are well-known to be difficult and cumbersome to move. You can find many tips and guides online that give advice on how to safely transport such items, but many household elements can be dangerous to move if the correct processes are not carried out, potentially putting yourself and your belongings at risk. Let’s take a look at those in the article below. Common Dangerous Items to Move Furniture and electronics, such as televisions and computers, can present some difficulties when moving due to their size, weight, and fragility. Potential damage to these things can be a cause for concern, but with the appropriate treatment, they can be managed and moved safely. However, there are a number of household elements that need more care and attention than others which are often overlooked due to their size and/or nature. Appliances Refrigerators are heavy, weighing an average of 300 pounds. They can be particularly awkward, as they contain gases and oil and therefore must be transported vertically. If transported on their backs or sides, the gases can be displaced and oil can leak into the cooling tubes, leading to your refrigerator being unable to properly cool when reconnected. They can...
Why Does Hiring Unprofessional Movers Not Pay in the End?

Why Does Hiring Unprofessional Movers Not Pay in the End?

Moving can be an extremely stressful task, whether you’re going from one end of town to the other or across the country. It seems like a new challenge pops up at every turn. Doing it all yourself is exhausting. You need a team to help you make sure that the move goes smoothly. When you hire people to move your personal belongings, you expect that they will take the utmost care to preserve them. However, not all movers are created equal. You may be tempted to hire some friends or get some neighborhood kids to help you pack and load up everything onto your moving truck. As it turns out, that’s probably not the best idea. Let’s discuss why hiring anyone other than professionals is not going to pay off in the end. In this article, you will get a whole new perspective on movers and find out who you can turn to for the best moving experience you could hope for. Why You Shouldn’t Trust Just Anyone to Help With the Move It may be tempting to hire your friends, family, or neighbors to help you move. The labor is cheap. Most people let you pay them in food and beverages. You trust these people to do everything in their power to help, but maybe you shouldn’t, and here’s why: Friends and family might break your things. Whereas, professional teams of movers understand how to properly wrap, pack, and handle your precious items. Their experience and know-how give you the best chance of getting these belongings back in one piece. Your friends, family, and neighbors might mean well,...
What Are the Benefits of Moving During Off-Seasons?

What Are the Benefits of Moving During Off-Seasons?

When you are scheduling your next move in your house or apartment, take into consideration all aspects, such as choosing the best time, weather, traffic, and expenses. Everything comes into play and can make moving either a hassle or a breeze. If you can wait until the off-season, you may be better off. Is there a “season” for moving? Is there really an off-season for moving? Believe it or not, yes, there is. Summer is usually the busiest season for movers. More people move during this time than at any other time of the year. When the weather is nice, people tend to be more active and look for new places to live. Families also tend to move during the summer because their children are out of school. Since so many people are moving at this time, there are higher moving costs involved. Other times of the year are slower. During the winter months, many movers have an open schedule. This “off season” can be a benefit to you. Benefits of Moving During the Off-Season Lower Moving Costs One of the best reasons to move during the off season is money savings. You can usually get large discounts, since moving companies want your business. Unlike summer when there are so many people moving, you can usually get the deals during the winter. Fall and spring are also still cheaper than summer. Scheduling During the off-peak season, movers usually have a pretty open schedule. This allows you to be able to choose the pick up and delivery dates that work best for you. The Weather The fall usually offers pleasant...
What to Do 6 to 8 Weeks Before You Move, as Well as the Day Before, in Santa Clarita

What to Do 6 to 8 Weeks Before You Move, as Well as the Day Before, in Santa Clarita

Moving can be fun, but it can also be one of the most stressful things that you will ever have to do. Planning appropriately and tackling tasks one step at a time can make it much easier. Some things you cannot do at the last minute. However, some tasks can be handled weeks before your scheduled move. Things You Can Do 6 to 8 Weeks Before You Move Get Rid of Stuff You Don’t Need There is no point in dragging old stuff to your new home that you are never going to use again. Part of the fun of moving into a new place is having a clean, organized space that isn’t overwhelming and full of junk. Get rid of the old stuff by selling it or donating it to charity. Don’t Buy New Stuff As much as you want to buy new furniture and décor for your new place, don’t do it. The new items will end up being in the way at your existing home, and you’ll have to pay to have it moved. Best to make these kinds of purchases after you’ve moved into your new home. Create a Checklist It still might be weeks until you are planning your big move, but planning is going to make things much easier. Make a checklist of things that you need to do. Set goals and make sure that you meet each one of them. Start getting boxes, containers, and packing materials so you can start packing now. Check Into Tax Deductions Some moving expenses are tax-deductible. Contact your accountant or the IRS for more information. Contact...
Keep Your Move Independent by Checking Out Storage Options

Keep Your Move Independent by Checking Out Storage Options

Moving can be an exciting yet stressful time. Whether you are relocating a business or moving into a new home, the process can be a bit overwhelming. There are several things to consider when moving, from logistics to finances. A wide range of options are available to help make this transition as easy as possible as well as budget friendly. You may consider using long-term or short-term storage options during the move. This enables you to store your belongings in between locations, clear out rooms, and even downsize to save money. Utilizing a storage option can be a convenient way to keep your move independent and organized. However, you will need to do some preparations before obtaining a rental. Tips for Proper Packing During a Move Work room by room When you begin to pack in a specific room, finish that room before moving to another. This helps you focus on one entire space at a time and keeps the packing more organized. It can be hectic when you bounce from one area to another. Labels are your friends Be sure to label each box with its contents and its destination. Write boldly and neatly so that anyone can understand. You may have a team of people helping during the move. Pack each box specifically by weight When loading a box, make sure you pack the heaviest items on the bottom and then build up to the lightest on top. This not only protects the more fragile items, it also makes carrying the boxes easier. Stock up on packing supplies Start collecting newspapers, tissue papers, bags, and other protective...
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