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When was the last time you moved? Did you enjoy the process? If you are like most people, you might dread the never-ending packing, the stress of getting everything where it needs to go in one piece, and the trouble involved with setting up new utilities. However, you don't have to let a tricky move ruin your life. By working with the right moving and storage company, you can streamline things and enjoy yourself. I want to teach you what you need to know to complete your relocation easily. On my blog, you will find information about everything from moving to storage.

Simplifying Your Move

Important Tips That Make Moving Easier & Faster

by Miriam Peters

Moving can be a stressful time as you pack up the contents of your home and get ready to transport them to a new location. When moving, here are a number of helpful tips you can employ to make your move faster and easier.

Use Clothes To Wrap Breakables

Every household has a ton of clothing when they move, and more often than not it gets crammed into the backseat as an afterthought to get it out of the way. You can use your clothing as a protective layer and wrap it around fragile items to help prevent it from being broken during the move. The clothing when wrapped around a glass, or piece of electronics, will absorb any shock from being bumped around or if the box it's in should be dropped on the ground. Using clothing to wrap items will also save you money as you won't have to buy bubble wrap to ensure your delicate items don't get smashed during transportation.

Save Money By Getting Boxes From Grocery Store

Purchasing brand new boxes to store all your items during a move can get to be quite expensive, especially when you might need ten or even twenty boxes. Grocery stores usually have hundreds of left over cardboard boxes that are either given away for free or sent off to be recycled. You can head into your local grocery store and ask if you can pick up boxes after they are done with them. Grocery store boxes are typically a little bit more sturdy and thicker than regular cardboard, which is better for moving boxes around in a storage truck.

Cut Handles Into The Sides of Boxes That Don't Have Any

Handles on the sides of boxes are important to ensure that you have a good grip and don't accidentally drop them onto the floor. You can cut handles into the sides of boxes that don't have any with a simple utility knife and tape. Break down each box until it is laying down flat on the ground. Take a utility knife and cut a triangle into each side handle of the box approximately three inches in from the edge. Pop out the cardboard from the hole and then put the box back together and add tape along the side edges where the box was broken apart. The tape will add some extra support and the handles will allow you to get a good grasp of the box when you need to carry it.

Moving heavy and hard to handle items can be a headache, so before you hurt yourself or drop them, call a professional moving company like Canadian Van Lines or others to help. Professional movers will have the necessary experience and tools to help you move everything in your home and can get heavy appliances or furniture from one house to another without damaging it.