Moving is a huge and daunting task. However, there is no other way to go about it than to get it over with once it becomes necessary. Thankfully, there is a way to make it more bearable. As with most things, employing a bit of forward planning can make removals less stressful. Thinking ahead allows you to foresee any possible problems that you may encounter during the move. Doing so will give you enough time to prepare and come up with a suitable solution for any of those concerns. Once you’re done hiring a removal company and setting a date for the move, there are several more things for you to consider.
The first thing that you need to ask yourself is if whether you have enough boxes to store your valuables in. Boxes are probably among the most important things you’ll need during the move. One of the simplest ways to minimize stress is to make sure you have enough boxes to store all your belongings in once moving day comes. This is an obvious fact. However, there are still some folks who overlook their importance. Don’t be one of those folks.
Also, removal companies, especially the good and reliable ones, prefer to transfer things when they are packed in boxes instead of bags. The reason for this preference is that boxes allow them to maximize space inside the van or truck because it is easier to stack them. Because of its shape boxes are less likely to roll around during transit which reduces the risk of item damage.
There is also no reason for you not to secure enough boxes before moving day as they are available at a cheap price in numerous stores. To save time, you can go directly to a specialist provider which also offers other supplies like labels, bubble wraps and all other essentials in addition to boxes.
Once you’ve secured an ample amount of boxes and bubble wraps, the next thing you need to think about is how to protect your stuff especially the breakable ones. If you are packing ceramics and glass, always use bubble wraps. If bubble wraps are out of your reach for some reasons, you can also use tissue paper or any kind of similar material that would provide a buffer or a cushion to the object so they can survive all the bumps and knocks throughout the trip.
The same thing should also be done when packing glass and mirrors. While some moving companies are willing to shoulder any damage caused to the items during transit, it is still your responsibility to make sure that these fragile items are packed properly. Labeling them once they are stuffed into boxes also helps a lot. This will make it easier for the moving company to identify which boxes to put on top and which ones to fill out the bottom.
Before packing, it is also important to make a mental note of which items or furniture can be dissembled and how long will the entire process take. While this may seem like to much work on your part, dissembling large items of furniture such as tables, wardrobes, beds and bookcases can ensure the safety of these items and will speed up the process of loading and unloading the van. As a bonus, dissembling heavy furniture can also help save space inside the van or truck. This increases the chances of properly fitting all items inside the vehicle and eliminating the possibility of having to go back for the items that were too big and bulky to fit among all the other stuff during the first trip. This reduces hassle and allows you to save an extra amount of money.