When moving, people always happen to have more things than they realized. The risk of damaging precious articles adds to the stress of moving. There are many horror stories of brute force movers shattering priceless family heirlooms. If you add the cost and the time moving can take, it is no wonder many people look at the whole moving process with fear. However, employing a highly skilled Palm Beach moving company can eliminate most of your problems, there are several other simple tips which can make the moving process a lot less stressful.
Whether you are moving across the street or across the country there are a number of steps you can take to make the process go smoothly and effortlessly. Packing properly can make all the difference. Take time to plan how you will pack. When you have decided you are going to move, you should begin immediately to look around and decide what things you want and what you are going to throw away. It’s usually helpful if you pack items you rarely use first.
It’s important to get the proper packing materials to avoid accidents. Make sure your packing boxes are sturdy. Previously used boxes can give way and cause their contents to fall out. Most full service moving companies Palm Beach residents count with, are prepared to provide their clients with proper packing supplies if they are asked. Use fresh newspaper when wrapping delicate items like dishes and glasses. Old newspapers provide less cushion and the ink may bleed onto your items. Make sure to use generous amounts of paper on the top, bottom and sides of your boxes to ensure you have proper cushioning for the inevitable shifting and contact between boxes during the moving process. Boxes should be clearly marked to show the items they contain and the room in which they belong. Write ‘Open First’ boldly on boxes which contain perishable items. Mark ‘Fragile’ on boxes containing breakables.
A packing list can be an indispensable tool to make your move go more smoothly. You can use it to note the number of boxes taken from each room. This can save time during unpacking. Always separate breakable and non-breakables. When you place breakables into a box, make sure they are tightly packed and well cushioned. Be sure to place computers or other sensitive electrical equipment in their original boxes or wrap and cushion them properly. Packing correctly and organized, is the best way to prevent damages along the way.