How to get your house packed and moved without breaking stuff
Moving antique furniture, kitchen glassware and other fragile household goods is the most stressful part when moving to a new area. Well, not to mention the packing part which is a real nightmare especially if you are not prepared. More often than not, these items end up breaking during the whole moving process. Hiring a trusted Kewanee cheap moving companies is one step towards the safety of your possessions.
Here are tips on how to pack and move your antiques efficiently and safely.
1. Planning ahead
Trying to pack and move everything all in one day can result in damages on your items. You are quickly stacking your packing supplies into the moving truck, irrespective of their weights. Later on, when unloading the truck, you realize that you stacked heavier items on your pack of vases. All your vases are now broken, because you never took the time to pack.
The key to a stress-free moving day is proper planning. This will give you adequate time to pack all your belongings yourself carefully. To get started with packing, order a moving storage container from your cheap local mover, weeks before the moving day. Here you can first pack all your valuables and other fragile items. Consult your moving and storage company to help you decide on the right size of the container for your belongings.
2. Hiring cheap moving services
Whether it’s a local or interstate move, you can never go wrong with hiring trained packers to provide the cheap moving services. Unlike getting the ordinary Joe to do your packing, hiring trained packers to do the job will give you peace of mind.
A-1 Auto Transport can help you move your household goods nationwide. Call 888-509-3213 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote on interstate moving services.
Alternatively, full service moving companies will get the job done without you raising even a finger. They will handle all your packing, loading and help you unload your items in your new home. Although these services are considered to be expensive, they are the best choice if you are not willing to compromise on the safety of your antiques. Before hiring one, compare the price rates of each as spelt out in the quotes. It’s from these quotes you will then choose a company with the most affordable price rate for your shipping. You can get a free quote online from any moving company’s website, rather than visiting their office.
3. Get insurance
Having your assets or in this case, your valuables insured does not guarantee their safety. However, it gives you peace of mind knowing that your items can be compensated in case of accidents or damage. Compensation may not be good enough especially if you are the sentimental type when it comes to your antiques. On the other hand, insuring your home appliances and other fragile items is not a bad idea, is it?
If you opt to ship your belongings by truck, ensure the truck is insured and it’s from a licensed rental trucks company.
4. Use the right tools
Cross-country moves are at a higher risk of accident compared to intrastate move. This is due to the long distance to be covered, whereby anything might happen on the way. From a slight collision in the traffic to a puncture, leaving the safety of your items at the mercies of your packing supplies. It is therefore essential to pack your belongings in high-quality, sturdy cardboard boxes. You can get these boxes from any commercial moving company.
When packing, you may consider using a ramp to help ease the heavy lifting. Moreover, it reduces the chances of you accidentally dropping your items which may otherwise lead to damages.
Both residential and office moving can be daunting. When moving, most people tend to pack in a hurry leading to damages on fragile items. The good news is that you can rely on Kewanee cheap movers not only for your moving labor solutions but also to deliver your goods safely and on time.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
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