Usefull Tips


Usefull Tips

 

  • Boxes

Use a minimal amount of tape to secure your boxes. Moving boxes are very stable, so a little tape to secure the lids will be enough. There is no need to spend hours cutting and removing excess tape once you have arrived at your new home and unloaded your boxes.

  • Valuables

Depending on the specific valuables in each box, place an additional label indicating what is inside. Some possible label descriptions include “delicate”, “fragile”, “glass”, and “dinnerware”. Do not write “valuable” on any labels, as you don’t want to advertise exactly where your valuable items are packed. Use more generic terms to indicate extra caution is required when handling.

  • Hazardous Material

Label all boxes containing hazardous materials that are legally transportable with appropriate lettering. The labels should be obvious and easy to read. Most moving companies provide these labels for safety reasons, but you can also find them at local stationery stores or moving stores, like a FedEx or UPS store.

  • Hot to Move on the Budget

For any items that do not get moved or sold, load them up for donation. Most organizations, like the Salvation Army and Goodwill, offer curbside pick up. Make sure to get receipts for your donations as you can use them for tax deductions on your next tax return and save some extra money.

  • How to Choose a Moving Company

Check into the backgrounds of the different companies you are investigating. Check the Better Business Bureau for any complaints lodged against them in the past. If you can, drive by their offices and place of business to see if they have their own trucks and what kinds of equipment are on site.

  • Fragile Items

Use extra packing materials, such as newspaper, packing peanuts, bubble wrap, even cardboard, to provide the additional support and protection that is required to keep your fragile items safe. Newspaper is good to fill the void, but not as packing material to protect fragile items and give you peace of mind.