The Moving Tips You’ve Probably Never Heard About

Are you preparing to make a move to a new home? Having the correct moving supplies on hand can make an enormous difference between a move that’s easy as pie and one that is a total nightmare. If you are looking for the easiest, unpretentious move possible you are going to need just a bit more than just boxes and tape


Newsprint Can Damage Your Valuables

Last week’s newspaper is more than fine for stuffing your boxes, but not for wrapping up your precious glassware and china. It would be much better to use plain newsprint paper. There would be no black ink to rub off on your dishware (and hands), plus no need to rewash everything when you are ready to unpack.


Stretch Wrap The Time Saver

You do not want to empty your dresser drawers? Then all you need to do is stretch wrap the whole dresser shut. (Just be sure the full dresser does not need heavy machinery to move it) You may also opt to stretch wrap items together, such as fasteners to a picture frame or wires to audio equipment.


Organize With Colour Coded Materials

Purchas several colours of tape or coloured labels and assign a colour to each room or area of your new space. Colour code each box or crate with your tape or labels and make not of what is inside. On moving day, everything can be placed directly into their colour coded areas.




Wardrobe Boxes Can Help You Avoid Wrinkles

Why should you take all your clothes off their hangers, fold them, and then have to rehang everything again? With a wardrobe box, you can move your while they are clothes on their own hangers without a wrinkle, crinkle or crease. If you are lacking in the closet space department, wardrobe boxes may also very handy for storing your seasonal wear, such as your winter coats. Wardrobe boxes are also perfect for protecting your clothes if you intend to keep them in a self-storage unit for any period. Be sure to use cedar blocks instead of moth balls, as the strong odour can be a bit hard to get out of fabrics.


All Bubble Wraps are not the Same

When it comes to the unrivalled moving supplies for your breakables, be sure to purchase perforated, premium bubble wrap. They tear off just like paper towels, no cutting needed which can save you a time and headaches. Premium bubble wrap is made with bigger bubbles that will remain inflated longer than imitation bubble products.  This is particularly important if you are going to be storing your valuables for months at a time.


Avoid Boxes Larger Than 1.5 Cubic Feet

Be sure you that have boxes that are not larger than 1.5 cubic feet for packing your books and other assorted items. This way, you will avoid packing larger boxes that may be too heavy to lift.


Consider Buying Anti-Breakage Packing Kits

You do not want to spend aeons wrapping up delicate glassware and dishes? You can opt for dish guard and glass guard packing kits. They will protect your valuables so you can transport them to your new home without a scratch or a crack.


When it Comes to Packing Tape, You Get What You Pay For

Thicker tapes, such as Pack Right tape, does not tear easily, split, or deteriorate in humidity as compared to the tape you may buy from the Dollar Store. You will also end up using less since you will not have the need to apply several layers to keep boxes appropriately sealed.


Prevent Mould By Using Perforated Furniture Covers

You can protect your chairs and mattresses from dust and damage with special furniture covers. Pack Right covers are made of first-rate polyethylene, that does not rip or tear. They are also perforated with breathing holes to avert mould – this is very important if you are going to be storing your mattress or furniture for any period.


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