We all need a little help to get through the day now and then, and this is especially true when it comes to moving. Whether from your apartment to another or from one office to another. Between carrying heavy furniture and boxes, maneuvering narrow staircases, and trying not to wake sleeping residents, moving can seem like a never-ending chore. Luckily, there are some ways to make the process easier for you. Browse through these five hacks for making moving easier.
1. Use Handcarts/Dollies to Carry Heavy Items.
You should hire movers like Winter Moving & Storage Company for big jobs like moving your furniture from one house to another. What about the little things, like moving your clothes into a new closet or even carrying your pet’s food and water bowls up from the basement?
Winter Moving & Storage Company would still be the perfect fit for such jobs. Moving carts are a great solution for these small jobs because they enable you to move items that would be heavy or awkward otherwise. For example, you can use a moving cart to carry your pet’s food up from the basement and then wheel it into the kitchen.
2. Use Sticky Label to Organize Boxes.
When you’re moving, it may seem like there aren’t many opportunities to be creative or unique with your organizational methods. Thankfully, Winter Moving & Storage Company can help keep track of all your boxes. You can easily do this by using sticky labels to organize and label containers. For example, it is a great idea to use sticky labels on boxes containing textbooks you’re taking to your college dorm.
Grab a few different colors of sticky labels and ensure that the boxes in which you’ll be packing your stuff are clean and dry. Then, stick the label onto the outside of each box, so it’s visible. Then, when you want to know where to put a certain item in your new place, grab a box that matches the color of the sticky label on it. Post-moving, you can use the same color of sticky tag on each box to let you know where to arrange the stuff.
3. Use Packing Cubes to Divide Items into Small Compartments.
Packing cubes are a wonderful way to keep your things from being all jumbled together when you move. These cubes can be made of various materials from plastic to wood and have multiple compartments inside them. Everything from shoes to towels can be organized inside these cubes, creating a more organized setting for you when you’re unpacking, even if you are moving for a few weeks.
4. Use Plastic Wrap to Prevent Damage.
If you’re moving during a rainy or extremely humid season, there’s a good chance that some of your items will get damaged if they’re not packed properly. You can prevent this by using plastic wrap to cover your books, framed pictures, and other items. It will keep them from getting water damage and losing their color or causing the pages in your books to stick together.
5. Use Foam Padding to Prevent Scratches.
Foam padding is an item you should use anytime you’re moving things that have a glass or potentially breakable top. It can include lamps, picture frames, and glass candleholders. Just take a few pieces of the foam padding you have lying around and lay them on the bottom of whatever box you’re packing these items in. Next, you’ll want to make sure that you align these pieces so that they’re all in the same direction. Once they’re placed, roll the top of the box down over these pieces of padding so that your items are protected from any scratches or dents.
While moving can seem like a massive hassle at times, the above hacks by Winter Moving & Storage Company can make things easier. The next time you are moving, contact us for a free moving estimate.