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The Best Moving, Storage And Packing Tips

Sep 1, 2008
When it comes time to move to a new location, moving and storage can have problems and concerns. Most moving and storage issues arise from a lack of proper handling, packing and planning. A preplanned strategy helps eliminate most of these issues.

Packing Tips When Using a Professional Service

For some people, the task of moving and storage is better left to professional movers; especially for cross country moves and tight schedules. Here are few tips to make the moving and storage easier.

1. Have it packed by the time the movers arrive.
2. Take care of anything you are leaving behind.
3. Make sure the driver has the proper directions to the new location.
4. Keep the pets and kids out of the way.

General Tips for Both Moving and Storage

While both moving and storage have their respective issues, there are some common rules which apply to both.

1. Place smaller items on top of larger items
2. Do not lay appliances on their sides.
3. Do not lay refrigerators or freezers on their backs
4. Use blankets to cover large furniture or glass
5. Pack tightly to avoid possible slipping or weight shifting.
6. Mark all boxes and containers
7. Properly wrapping breakable items will ensure their use later.
8. Anything needed quickly should be packed into the truck or storage last such as bedding, clothing, dishes, or important papers.
9. Do not pack liquids or food items with other items.
10. Disassemble bed frames and mirrors for more room and safety.

Moving Tips

If you are using a professional moving company, you won't have to do the driving, just the packing. If you are doing the moving and storage yourself, then these quick tips might be of use.

- Load the larger and bulky items first.
- Distribute the weight to minimize potential problems
- Pack the truck from the bottom up, and front to back.
- Avoid over-packing so that nothing falls out when you open the door.
- Keep pillows and blankets available if you need them.

Storage Tips

Much of the hassle of moving and storage for people is in the storage. Planning your storage needs and packing can be easier if using these tips.

1. Pack the least used items to the rear.
2. Rent a unit one size smaller than estimated and pack to the roof to save money.
3. Spend the extra cash for proper storage of valuables and paintings.
4. Rent a moveable container if you are only storing for a few days.
5. If you can put it in storage, you can probably sell it and replace it later.

While moving and storage are two different tasks, they are often combined. Successful moving and storage of your personal belongings can be accomplished with proper planning and strategy. This ensures that what left point A in one piece, arrives at point B and sometimes C, in the same condition.
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