Moving can be quite a stressful endeavor, especially when you consider all the planning and preparation necessary for a safe and successful relocation. At A-1 Fargo, we’ve been providing professional moving services to Miami homeowners and businesses for years, giving us experience you can count on for a hassle-free move.
One of the biggest stressors customers cite when preparing for a move is packing and how to prevent damage during the moving process. Check out our top tips below to make sure your items make it to their destination safely.
Choose Quality Packing Supplies
It might seem silly to spend a little bit of money on moving supplies when you could use items around the house, but when you consider the cost of your belongings, it makes sense to ensure they’re thoroughly protected. Packing paper, moving blankets, paper padding, shrink wrap, and Bubble Wrap are all items you’ll want to have on hand as you pack and on moving day, just in case you need to rearrange some of your belongings.
Use Specialized Moving Boxes
When it comes to moving boxes, not all are created equal. To protect your belongings and prevent damage during packing, loading, and transport, it’s a good idea to use professional, specialized moving boxes. There are a variety of choices from lamp and wardrobe boxes to TV and kitchen boxes, all of which help your items fit properly for safe transport.
Prevent damage by making sure that you have a variety of box sizes on hand and that the items you place in the boxes fit properly. As for how to pack fragile items, make sure you wrap each individual plate or piece of glass with adequate packing paper. Additionally, you want to be sure nothing will shift around during your move, so add packing paper between items to help prevent them from being jostled around.
Furniture is tricky to move. If not done properly, you can damage both your furniture and your home, so you want to make sure you have proper precautions in place. A great way to protect both your walls and your furniture is to use cotton blankets or shrink-wrap over the furniture.
Another idea to protect furniture during a move is to dismantle it when possible. Remove legs from your couch or detach your mirror from your dresser to make moving easier and safer.
Work at Your Own Pace
Damage can occur not only to your home, your furniture, and other belongings, it can happen to you, too. When moving, it’s important to pay careful attention to your body throughout the day. Be sure to keep yourself hydrated and fed, and take breaks when you need to.
Want more information and tips on how to have a stress-free relocation? Get in touch with the expert Miami movers at A-1 Fargo to learn more about our services. Give us a call or complete our online quote form to request your free, no-obligation estimate of moving costs.