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Best Moving, Packing And Storage Tips That Save You Money

Aug 7, 2008
Moving is always a crazy time for individuals and families alike. It just seems like it takes forever to get through that very unsettling process. There is a process to it all that really does help to curb the stress and anxiety associated with self moving, self packing and unpacking. The plan is to have a plan and stick to it. By sticking to a plan you stay on task and organized which are truly the key elements for a better move.

Another factor to consider is to not to procrastinate, start early so that you can take your time sorting through your personal belongings. Have a yard sale or donate items to your local charity or give them to family members, just get rid of what you don't need. This allows you to really assess what you truly need and what you can part with which will save you on storage space, extra boxes to purchase and less boxes that you have to move.

Here are some more tips that will save you time money and keep your possessions in one piece when moving. You need to apply the same concept for renting self storage facilities as you would for moving trucks. Only rent what you absolutely need and no more. It costs money to go up in size so if you don't need extra space why pay for it. People make that mistake all the time and it's a very easy way to save yourself a lot of money. You want to make sure you fill your space safely and to its capacity.

Keep a good inventory list of what you are packing. Get yourself good packing supplies such as a permanent magic marker, tape, packing foam and appropriate sized boxes. If you can, purchase moving boxes and don't use the ones from the supermarket because their really not that sturdy and you run the risk of damaging or breaking stuff. If that stars to happen then you're out purchasing new stuff and there goes the costs again. You can purchase these things on line from discount stores or from your local storage facility.

Now that its time to pack up the moving truck here are some suggestions that will help you get everything into the truck. This is what the professionals recommend and do when their on a job. Place the bigger and heaviest items like a washer and dryer, dressers, entertainment centers etc; in the back of the truck. This will help to stabilize the truck. Start with one room at a time so you don't get burned out and you can keep organized and clear of your mission. Once you've arrived at the self storage facility you'll need to start moving your belongings to the to the self storage unit as soon as possible.

Moving your items into a self storage unit does not have to be tricky. Here are some tips that can help you safely and efficiently pack a self storage unit, such as avoiding plastic as a covering and as a means of storage. Plastic and plastic bags promote mildew and the last thing you need. You should store long items vertically against the walls to save you on space. Put mirrors and glass in-between mattresses to prevent breakage. Keep room specific boxes together and start in the back of the unit and work your way out.

I hope some of these tips are helpful to you as they were or me for all your Moving & Storage, Self Storage, Self Moving needs. Whether you intend to keep your items in self storage for the long term, or for a short time, using these suggestions will help ensure your items will stay organized and you'll find easier access to your items when you need them.
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