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Moving? Take Care.

clock September 10, 2012 19:58 by author Janet Corniel

 

Moving is a physical activity and requires some stamina.  Therefore, you want to evaluate what you can handle physically when you plan your move.  If you have any physical limitations or injuries, you need to be honest with yourself.  Even though you may hire someone to move your goods, packing can be strenuous.  Therefore, when you go around and do your household inventory, think about where you may need help and note it.  This way you will not only catalog your household items but also areas where you may need some extra help.

Once you have that identified, take the time to think about who can best help you.  Organize and schedule a day where all of your friends and family can help you pack.  The more help you get, the faster it will go.  Think about your needs you identified earlier and make sure that you have them help with those tasks first.

Several days before you have everyone come to help, make sure that you have all of the materials you need to pack.  You will need permanent ink markers, packing tape, moving boxes of different sizes, packing paper and trash bags.  Make sure to have ample water or drinks at hand for everyone and seriously consider feeding your crew of helpers.

If it is in your budget to have your movers pack you, you may want to seriously consider it.  Your professionals at ClickandMove have a variety of services on offer and are happy to help you with all the facets of your move.  

Even if you have someone pack you, you will have to do some prep work ahead of time.  This will include weeding through your items and setting aside the items that you will be donating or giving away.  If you have non-perishable food items that you do not plan on moving, consider taking it to your local food bank.  

The key to a successful move is evaluating your needs early on to assure that you have enough time to address them.


 



Top 5 Packing Supplies

clock December 12, 2011 15:57 by author Janet Corniel

 

As you plan for your move, getting the right packing supplies are critical to ensure a successful move.  The investment and time in obtaining the right supplies is worth it in the long run.  Here are top five packing supplies that can make the most of your efforts.

 

Sturdy Boxes

Getting the right boxes for your move is essential.  In order for your things to be protected, you want to have durable boxes that are made to carry the weight of your goods.  For example, you don’t want to recycle a flimsy box to hold your grandmother’s china.  Look online for moving boxes.  You can find them at home improvement stores as well.  Do your research to help you find the best deals.  Keep in mind there are special boxes for all kinds of goods.  If your budget is tight, make sure you invest in the right boxes for your special and fragile items.

 

Tape

Just as getting the right boxes for your move is important, so is getting the right tape.  Get packing tape.  It is worth the time to find.  It will ensure that your boxes with stay intact and allow you to tape up your boxes quickly.  When you are packing, time is of the essence.  Therefore, you don’t want to waste your time with tape that doesn’t work well.

 

Permanent Ink Marker

Permanent ink markers are a must.  You will use them continuously.  If you want, you could purchase a variety pack with various colors.  You could then color code the boxes by room.  Get a good supply because you will use them throughout the move.

 

Garbage Bags

As you pack, you will inevitably find things you don’t want or need.  Therefore, having garbage bags to hand will help immensely.  If you are donating some of your things, consider using white garbage bags for those items so they do not get mixed up with the trash.  Use lawn or a different color garbage bag for the trash.  

 

Packing Paper

Packing paper is very important to ensure that your things arrive safely.  Investing in this will save you tremendously.  Although you will use it throughout the house, you will use the most for your kitchen.  

 

For more great packing ideas, please Starline’s Packing Tips.