Moving is never fun, but there are things you can do to make it easy. In fact, there are two very important things you should do: prepare for the move and hire a reliable moving company, instead of transporting everything yourself, to make the move much easier and faster. When it comes to preparing, things are quite straightforward. All you need to do is select and group all of your things, and then pack them and secure them for transportation.
Obviously, the goal when you are preparing for moving is to pack everything as securely as possible, so that your things don’t get ruined during transportation. And to make sure of this, regardless of whether you decide to go for a DIY move or you decide to find a moving company, you’ll need to find and buy the right supplies for secure packing and transport, including boxes and tape, straps, furniture felt rug or blanket, bubble rolls, packing peanuts, etc.
When people are moving, they are most concerned about the bigger and more expensive things they want to transport to their new home or office. This mainly refers to the furniture pieces. The best way to keep furniture, as well as appliances and other large items, safe, is to buy furniture blankets for moving and use them to secure your possessions. That’s because furniture can be quite fragile, and during transport, there are a million things that can go wrong and can damage or even ruin your belongings.
These blankets are made of cotton and polyester or sometimes a combination of the two. They are also sometimes known as felt or furniture padding, because they may feature interior cushions for extra protection. While nothing can protect any object from breaking or from getting damaged completely, these blankets for moving furniture are designed to cover furniture pieces and other large objects in order to protect them, by absorbing shock from vibrations, rocking, bouncing even impacts, etc.
Furniture blankets for moving can be reused, and you can cut them to the length that suits your requirements. Furthermore, they can be used to move almost any large object. When you are buying one you should make sure that it’s are durable and reliable, and that it has some type of protection from tears, like hemmed edges, for prolonged use.
Another thing that can determine the condition in which your objects will reach their destination is boxes, especially when it comes to objects smaller than furniture, for instance. This is why choosing quality packaging is quite important. Moving boxes, generally cardboard boxes, are an inexpensive way to transport your things to your new home or office. They are strong and able to withstand the rocking, bouncing, some impacts etc. from the move, and they also offer good protection against moisture, if you need to store some stuff and moisture can be an issue.
They are also an environmentally sound option, as they may be made from recycled materials, and in case if you need boxes again you can reuse them, and they can eventually be recycled. Furthermore, moving boxes are very versatile, and they come in different sizes. This means that there is probably nothing that you couldn’t pack in a moving cardboard box.
Boxes can be used to pack objects in any shape, but there are a lot of objects that will require additional securing. When you are packing just a few things, there are things you probably have at home that you can use, such as newspapers or another type of paper. However, when it comes to moving, the best way to protect your things is to pack them with bubble rolls or for some things even to fill the box with packing peanuts.
Another very important moving supply, packaging tape helps you keep the boxes securely closed until you decide to reopen them. Tapes come in many different forms, not only in the material and the adhesive, but also in the way they are applied. So, in order to choose the right adhesive tape for your move, you should take several things into consideration.
Different types of tapes come in different thickness, and logically, the thinner tape is better for sealing lightweight carton boxes, while thicker for stronger and thicker boxes. When it comes to the strength of the hold, or how securely closed will the tape keep your boxes, you need to think about the adhesive. Thicker tapes generally have more adhesive on them, which means that they are designed for heavy-duty sealing, and can be used for better hold.
Furthermore, not all adhesives are the same. Different types of tapes are better at sticking to different types of surfaces. Make sure that the tape you get is good for the boxes you are planning to use to pack your things.