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Buy The Right Moving Boxes and Pack Them Properly

Aug 17, 2007
You`ve found a new place to live, you`re rented a truck, and you have set a moving date. The last step you will have to take is to buy the right boxes for your stuff. Most people think that any old box will do as long as it is big enough to hold the items, big and small. But this is not true. In order to have a successful move, you will need to buy boxes and other supplies that will ensure that nothing is damaged, broken, or destroyed when it is being loaded, unloaded, or during transport. Even if you are only moving a few blocks away, you will have to take the time to buy the appropriate boxes.

When looking for strong, durable boxes, you should contact your moving company to see what they would recommend. You can also find boxes online or from the moving rental truck company you will be using if moving yourself. You should keep in mind that if you are using a moving service, many times the company will not insure boxes that you packed yourself and they may even refuse to move items if they are boxed incorrectly. Contact your moving company today to find out more information.

For example, you'll probably need the following types of boxes for your next move:
Book boxes
Dishpack boxes
Wardrobe boxes
Mirror cartons
General purpose moving boxes

If you are planning to load and unload the moving truck yourself, be sure not to pack the boxes too heavily. This will only make it more difficult to move when the time comes and you do not want to injure yourself in the process. If you will be using a moving company and getting your boxes from them but doing the packing yourself, tell them how many rooms you need to pack up and they will be able to bring the appropriate boxes. For items that require extra padding or an odd shaped box, make sure to tell the moving company in advance so they will bring the right boxes.

Moving can be a lot easier if you have the right supplies. Boxes that will protect your stuff, quality packing tape, markers, and packing materials are what you will need in order to have a successful moving experience. If you cannot life heavy boxes, or if you do not have the time to pack boxes correctly, you consider incurring the extra expense of having your moving company do the packing for you. This will give you peace of mind and also protect your valued possessions from damage during your move.

By using a moving company, you will also have the added benefit of mover's valuation coverage, which will help you replace items if they are broken during the move. While breakage is the exception and not the rule, it can still happen.

Make your next move easier by hiring a moving company, or if moving yourself, buying the right boxes and packing them properly.
About the Author
Idan Lavi used to be the owner of a professional Moving Company in New York City, making him the ideal author for a guide on moving just about anywhere.
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