8 Types of Boxes to Best Suit Your Move

When it comes to moving, you want to get the right supplies. Getting free boxes from the local grocery store is nice, but you want boxes that are going to be durable. So here is a guide for those on budget and those who do not really care.

For Those on a Budget

Getting free boxes from a retail store is a really good idea, but you need to know what kind of boxes to get.

Tide Boxes

Asking for boxes that carry laundry detergent is a really good idea. In some cases these boxes have handles and they are also very strong boxes. They would be best for books and heavier items. Asking for these can be tricky since they are not items that are stocked every single day. Make sure to ask in advance.

Banana (and other fruit) Boxes

These are boxes that they will most likely have if you are in a pinch. Fruit is stocked everyday so they are easy to get a hold of. These are not boxes you want to use for really heavy items or your breakables. They have a hole on the top and bottom, so get something long to cover it.

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7 Essential Packing Tips for a Smoother Move

Packing up your entire life into a bunch of moving boxes can be terribly stressful in itself. Knowing how to pack things so they are at their safest can be quite beneficial, and save a lot of time and frustration.

Here are 7 packing tips that will help make your move much easier, and your belongings even more safe and secure.

1.) Use the right size boxes

Believe it or not, using unfitting boxes can make moving your belongings more difficult for you and the movers. Rather than using big boxes for heavy items, use a smaller packaging for better leverage. Instead, use larger boxes for lighter items such as linens, bedding, towels, clothing, etc.

2.) Pack heavier items on the bottom, and lighter ones on the top

This may sound like common sense, but many people decide that it works better to for some reason put the lighter items on the bottom. To keep your belongings the best protected, consider this more logical approach.

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15 Helpful Tips For Making An Easier Move

I’ve really been diving into information about moving lately and I’ve got so much on my mind. As you may know, I am in the process of starting my own moving business am looking into all the information I can.

I came across plenty of helping moving tips that I thought would be great for sharing, so here’s a list of 15 helpful moving tips that can help your move be smooth.

1. Get Started ASAP

Getting started early is a great idea. If you know you are going to be moving in about three months, do not wait to pack. Go ahead and start getting boxes, tape, labels, and even decide the type of movers you want to go with. Not everyone decides to have a moving business help them out, but it does come in handy when you have all those heavy boxes and furniture.

2. Pick the Right Vehicle

If you went with the movers, they will help you pick the right type of vehicle for your things. If you chose to go the solo route, you want to get a truck with enough room. You also will not want your things rolling around in the back so you want to get one that will neatly fit all of your possessions. Try not to get a vehicle with an open back, like a truck. If you are going a long way, you never know what kind of weather you will run into.

3. Take Inventory of Each Room

If you decided to get movers, this really helps out. Sometimes you can get movers that will pack your things for you in a more professional way. Taking inventory lets you know how many boxes you will need, what type of boxes, and even help with picking your vehicle type. There are also those FEW dishonest people that work for movers. The inventory will let them know you know what will be missing.

4. Confirm Your Route

Make sure you pick a good route to your new home. If it is not far away, you should not have a big problem. When the house is further away, things get a little harder. Picking a good route is very important. You do not want to be going through a downtown area during rush hour. See how long it will take to get there and try to pick routes with lesser traffic. Though you do not want to pick nothing but back roads either. They are easy to get lost on even with a GPS and the roads are sometimes thinner and unsafe for larger vehicle such as a moving truck.

5. Inform the Movers Whenever Possible

If you change anything in your plans, you need to inform your movers. Especially if you change plans while driving. Keeping them in the loop of things will help out and make sure that the vehicles stay together. Informing your movers of fragile items is an important thing to do as well. The more they know how important something is to you, the more they will take care of it in the end. Keeping them informed will make the move go a lot faster too.

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