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Fill Moving Boxes Smartly When Moving To New York

Aug 17, 2007
Whether you`re moving to New York City from across the country or from another part of the state, you`ll find shortly after you arrive there`s so much to see and do that dealing with moving boxes will be the last thing on your list of desired tasks.

With this in mind, it`s a very smart idea to organize moving boxes and pack them correctly before you load up and head to the big city. This can be challenging, especially if you`re excited about the move to New York City, but the truth is it will save you a lot of time later time that could be better spent exploring the sights and sounds of the Big Apple.

To get started, the first thing you`ll want to do is make sure your moving boxes are big enough and sturdy enough to accommodate your belongings. You`ll likely want to get some specialty moving boxes, as well, to handle such items as books, breakables and other important belongings.

Here`s a list of things you`ll need to go along with your moving boxes:

. Packing paper, bubbles or peanuts for the breakables. These are as important on the moving supply list as the moving boxes themselves.

. Packing tape. Don`t do what a lot of first-time movers do by trying to use regular tape to seal boxes. Your belongings are important to you, so they should be treated with care. A good packing quality tape will help keep the moving boxes sealed appropriately and will better protect your belongings.

. Scissors. While most packing tape comes in rolls that self-cut, the truth is they can be a nightmare to deal with. A pair of scissors can cut through the hassle for you!

. Marker or good pen. You will want to clearly label all of your moving boxes to help take the guesswork out of figuring out what`s inside. The better you label the boxes, the less time you`ll spend unpacking them.

With all your supplies in order, it`s a good idea to start packing the moving boxes one room at a time. That way when you arrive in New York City, you can make sure the boxes go to their correct locations in your new house, loft or apartment.

As you pack your moving boxes remember to do these things:

. Don`t make the moving boxes too heavy. You`ll regret it or your movers will.

. Pack like things together. Don`t put a quarter of the contents of your kitchen in the boxes with the bathroom supplies. This will just make unpacking the moving boxes more difficult later.

. Remember to put heavy items on the bottom and lighter, more breakable ones on top.

. Be organized in your packing. The better you handle the packing of the moving boxes, the quicker you`ll be able to unpack and see the sights.

Moving to New York City can be a real adventure. The better you prepare yourself before the move, the faster you`ll be able to get out and see what the city has to offer. This means taking care while packing moving boxes so getting settled goes smoothly.
About the Author
For more information on making the move to New York City, http://www.NYC-Movers.Net is a great resource. The site can walk you through the basics of moving and even offers easy-to-use tools for getting free estimates from pre-screened movers with no obligation.
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