Moving a is huge undertaking, requiring you to move expensive objects and sentimental possessions that you cannot afford to damage and lose. Moving is stressful, especially if you do not do it right. Hiring a reputable moving company will help you avoid damaging and losing your items. Here are a few tips on how to secure your belongings in your big move:
Tip#1 – Stay Organized By Segregating
It is essential to stay organized, and the best way to get that done is to pack one room at a time. When you’re going from room to room, you’ll most likely misplace items or end up putting them in the wrong box. Label the box, which usually comes complimentary from your trusted movers, with the name of the room on all four sides. This helps your moving crew see where the boxes should be placed when you reach your destination.
Tip#2 – Separate Bulky Items
Ask your movers for advice on how to protect your bulky items. Perhaps, they can even help you bubble wrap and pack. If they recommend short term storage Calgary for items like your giant massage chair or your billiard set because you won’t need them soon, heed the advice. Renting a short term storage facility is a wise decision if you cannot set-up these things right away.
Tip#3 – Keep Some Things Off The Truck
Even if you are confident that you’ve hired a trustworthy and reliable moving company, it would still be for the best not to entrust them with personal items like jewelry, money, photo albums, important documents, and other treasured mementos. There are also other things that are really prohibited from being loaded onto the truck such as fertilizer, chemicals, perishable food, alcohol, and gasoline. For a more extensive list, ask your moving company for advice.
Tip#4 – Create A Master List
It may be tedious to write everything down, but you will appreciate taking an inventory when you finally get to your new home. It can get pretty overwhelming with all those boxes stacked on top of one another. Prepare a master list of how many boxes you have and what big items are being bubble wrapped, loaded directly, and strapped securely in the truck. It also helps to write down the contents of a box on the side of the box itself, along with the name of the room the box will go to. Write it on the box because a taped paper list can rip off. You want this list to help you crosscheck if anything has gone missing.
Follow these tips to have a better moving experience. Your chosen moving company will help alleviate some of the stress as they have the equipment and experience to properly pack, safely handle, and securely transfer your precious possessions. They know the best strategies for transferring everything to your new place without getting damaged or lost.