You have probably packed your clothes a hundred times for traveling and maybe a couple of times for moving. If you have, you should know the difference. You can’t put your winter coat away thinking: “Oh, I’m not going to need it in the nearest couple of weeks!” But, you still have to consider putting some items away, donate or just toss them to be able to move smoothly and successfully.
You are just about to make way too many non-sentimental decisions as for your wardrobe is concerned. And those are the decisions you’ll have to make on your own, the rest can be done by a packing or moving company. One rule that will help you here: if you have not put a thing on for half a year (a year for seasonal clothes) it is time to get rid of it! Sorry, good old blue jeans from high school 🙁 We pack ONLY what we wear! And we pack up ONLY the way it stays safe during the move.
If you are on a tight budget or there is any other reason you choose to pack your move yourself, a non-less important issue is to choose the material you’d choose for packing. Some gentle items require special wardrobe boxes or waterproof cases, other things like hats, shoes, or accessories have to be packed safely to avoid jamming or breakage. Therefore we recommend that you take note of several important packaging rules and learn what packaging materials are best to use if you opt for DIY packing.
Prior to the packing process, decide what to keep, get rid of, or donate. Give yourself enough time before moving day to properly go through all of your clothing and sort pieces that are outdated, too big or small, worn out, torn, or not your style anymore. This takes a lot of time but will help be sure that you are not moving (and paying for) the pieces that you no longer need. During this process, place the clothing in three separate piles: donate, keep and get rid of.
Pack only dry and clean clothing. Packing wet things can lead to mold, and dirty clothes can cause the spread of an unpleasant smell. Wash all the clothes you decided to take with you and let them dry completely before folding or hanging them.
Start packing with clothing you won’t be wearing due to the season time. Label these boxes. Items such as suitcases, wardrobe boxes, storage containers, and small-to-medium-sized boxes are great for holding your clothes. You can also make things easier for yourself by labeling all your boxes and/or bags. You can keep some items in your dresser too. But tape the section where the slots are located to prevent them from opening up during the move.
If you have time and it’s a nice time of year, you can also try to sell some of your items at a yard sale before you move. You can also sell your things online or give them to charity.
Now, once you are done with clothes, you are one step closer to a perfectly organized move. Let’s keep moving!
What seems to be easier than packing books? They don’t break easily, can hardly be jammed, and almost never come in odd or weird shapes and sizes. Just grab enough boxes and pack’em in! Still, behind that apparent simplicity, there are some details that you should better know about to avoid some unexpected issues. If you do not want to risk your precious collection of books, entrust its relocation to one of the reliable movers near you. In case you want to personally pack and prepare your library for the move, consider following some of our advice.
No matter how techie we are and how many electronic books we download every day, paper books are still well-loved and treasured. Not many people are ready to be converted to electronic editions only. It is not surprising that over the years, the house accumulates a library of impressive size. What should I do with such valuables when moving? What’s The Best Way to Pack Books? Check out some professional advice.
The home library is usually passed down from generation to generation. That’s why every house has at least a dozen books on its shelves. Some copies are expensive gifts for the soul, rare editions, and ageless classics. How do I not say goodbye to my collection when moving?
As you know, the change of residence is associated with chaos and panic. In such an environment, damage to things is a common thing. In anticipation of the move keep Olympian calm, and read the rules of transportation of the books. The more detailed you understand the issue, the safer the event will be.
Printed publications are delicate. Books are afraid of moisture, they are easy to crumble or get dirty, damage the binding. Therefore, we do not recommend transporting your home library without proper packaging. In the back of the car, they will come into contact with other things, which often leads to damage to the cover or pages. Take the issue of packaging seriously – to do this, stock up on the following materials:
When loading boxes of books into the back of a truck, there are some nuances. Don’t put too many boxes on top of each other to prevent the contents from deforming. For the same reason, heavy items cannot be placed on boxes. Try to plan your move on a sunny day. Even packed books do not need excessive moisture. If it rains, don’t leave the boxes outside, load them into the car immediately. Don’t have time to carry your own printed publications?
Remember, If you decided to send your favorite books in storage choose the one with climate-control. Renting a moving PODs container will save your time and things and what is more, it is cost-effective. Find your variant in a moving container catalog. Contact us today and our team of professionals will be happy to help you transport your library quickly and carefully! We respect your time and money. Quality service, dedication to the work we do, and expert care. Start your FREE moving quote right now, don’t hesitate! We work hard to move you fast!
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