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How To Pack Clothes For Moving

Are you looking for the best way to pack clothes to move? We can help. We can help, no matter how small your closet is. Each item needs its own packing strategy, from delicate items and hanging clothes to shoes, hats, and accessories. Here’s our guide on packing clothes for moving. This step-by-step guide will show you how to pack your clothes for moving. Keep reading for tips on how to pack the best way.

Before packing your clothes

Evaluate your closet before you start packing clothes for the move. Look at all your clothes, shoes, bags, and accessories. What items are worth packing? And what items do you not need or want anymore? To get a complete look at your closet, hang all your clothes on hangers. Place folded clothes from drawers on your bed. This will help you see what you really have.

It is up to you to decide what to keep, which to donate, and what to get rid of. It’s time for you to take a hard look at everything in your closet and divide it into three piles: Keep, Donate, and Sell. We recommend asking several questions to help you decide which items to keep and which to donate. Is the item still fashionable? Is the item comfortable? Is the item still in good shape? If you get a no to all of these questions, place the article in the donate pile or sell pile.

Donate gently used closet items – Now is the time to purge your closet. Start by donating all of your gently-used clothes, shoes, and accessories to Goodwill or Salvation Army. Are you unable to fit a large pile in your car? These charities often offer free pick-ups. Don’t forget to get a receipt for tax-deductible donations if you donate household goods.

You can sell closet items that are trendy or new – Want to make some extra cash on your clothes? You can sell them online, host a yard sale, or drop them off at a consignment shop. Poshmark and ThredUP are some of the most popular online marketplaces for closet items. A yard sale is another way to sell used clothing and household goods. This yard sale checklist will help you plan one in your area. Consignment shops are another option to sell your clothes. Consignment shops handle everything, from pricing an item to selling it. Remember, however, that consignment stores also share in the profit.

You can store sentimental clothes in your closet. You can store them in a self storage unit. Some closet items are too valuable to be donated or sold, including your wedding dress and vintage pieces. You might not wear them every day, but you still want to keep them. To find a climate-controlled, safe storage unit near you, use com’s Storage Centre to get quotes from nearby storage units.

Dry-clean or wash clothes – Before you fold and hang your clothes, it is a good idea to wash everything thoroughly. You will end up with a bunch of stinky clothes if you pack dirty clothes with clean ones. You can also expect mildew problems if your clothes are damp. This will help prevent clothes from getting damp when you pack them.

Tip: Before you pack, learn how to reduce your load.

Moving supplies and clothing packing

Moving clothes starts with purging your closet of all unnecessary and unused clothing. Once you have decided which items you want to keep, it is time to think about how you will move them. Start prepping for your move by gathering the necessary closet moving supplies. These are the essential items that you need to pack clothes for a move.

Cardboard boxes – These cardboard boxes can be used to pack folded clothing. These boxes can be found almost anywhere. There are many options for cardboard boxes, from online shops and marketplaces to large box stores and local recycling centres. Find out where you can find free cardboard boxes by clicking here.

Wardrobe boxes – Wardrobe boxes are great for packing clothes that hang on hangers or items that wrinkle easily. These special moving boxes are available on Amazon.com or in Lowe’s shops.

Suitcases – Suitcases can be used to fold clothes, shoes, and other items. They are a cost-effective, easy way to transport folded clothing. We recommend that you use your suitcases if you have them.

Duffel bags – Do you have duffel bags? These bags can be used to store folded clothes and shoes. Duffel bags can be used to transport clothes, but you should roll them.

Compression bags or vacuum bags – These reusable storage bag are great for condensing clothing and protecting it from the elements. Target and Walmart sell vacuum and compression bags.

You may also need to pack and move clothing items using other moving supplies such as garment bags, packing paper and packing bins.

These are five additional packing tips and methods that can be used to prepare for a move.

Hang your clothes on hangers

Fold your clothes and keep them in drawers of the dresser

Packing paper is used to line cardboard boxes and suitcases.

Repurpose old shoeboxes

Plastic baggies protect jewelry

How to sort your clothes

Once you have gathered all your moving supplies and planned out your packing strategies, you can start sorting through the clothes that you are going to be moving. It’s a great way to organize your closets and keep it organized throughout the move. These are the four categories you should use as you sort through your clothes.

Sort clothes by material – Do you prefer to sort clothes by material? You can also divide them into different material categories. Examples include cotton items, silk items, linen items, denim items, wool items, cashmere items, etc. This will make laundry much more simple in the future.

Sort clothes according to season – This not only helps you keep organized during a move, but it also prevents clutter and other problems from occurring afterward. If you are moving in winter, for example, you will only need to unpack warm-weather clothes. You can store your summer, spring and autumn clothing in boxes or in a storage container. This will ensure that your closet is clutter-free for the future.

Sort by pieces – Do you prefer to pack each item? Sort your closet by pieces. This means that you pack pants with pants, shirts and shirts with shirts, and shorts with shorts. This will help you find the right clothing pieces, and make unpacking easier.

Separate everything for each person. It is important that everyone has their own closet. Everyone in the family should have their very own box and supplies. It will be easier for everyone to pack and unpack by sorting by person.

How to fold clothes that are not hanging

After you have sorted your clothes, you can begin the folding process for any non-hanging clothing. This means that clothing that isn’t being moved on a hanger must be folded neatly and placed in a suitcase or moving box. There are many folding options available when packing clothes for moving. Some are more efficient than others. However, you can choose how to fold your clothes. These are three helpful ways to fold your clothes.

Flat fold – The flat fold is without a doubt the most traditional and simple way to fold clothes when moving. Flat fold a shirt by placing it flat on the ground. Place one side of the shirt on the floor, fold the sleeves in toward the middle, then lay the shirt down. Smoothen out any wrinkles. Repeat the process on the opposite side. After both sides are folded in, fold the lower half of the shirt upwards. Smoothen out wrinkles. Begin by folding your pants with one leg in front of the other. Fold in thirds, smoothening wrinkles.

The military rolling method – This is the most common way to move clothes. The army rolling method maximizes the space inside your boxes and prevents wrinkles from occurring during transit. First, lay a shirt flat on a smooth surface to roll it. Flip the shirt inside-out by removing the last few inches. Next, fold your sleeves inwards. Finally, lay them on top of the shirt. Fold the shirt in half so that the middle touches. Fold the second half of the shirt over the first. Then, start at the top and roll it as tight as you can. After the shirt has been rolled up you’ll see a pouch at its bottom. This is where you turned the shirt inside-out. Fold that pouch over the rolled-up shirt. It will hold everything together during the move. You can also roll the item as loosely as you like and place it in a bag or box.

The best way to store clothes in cardboard boxes

You might consider using cardboard boxes to move your clothes. We don’t blame you. You can move all your household goods in cardboard boxes, which are affordable and easy to find. These boxes can be found at local libraries, big box stores, big box stores, and Craigslist. Don’t forget to pack your cardboard boxes carefully. These six steps will help you pack clothes in cardboard boxes.

First, ensure you have the correct size box. We recommend small to medium-sized cardboard boxes. This will keep you from stuffing the boxes with too much clothing. It will also prevent your clothes from falling out during transit. Moving your load will be easier if you use small- to medium-sized boxes.

You should ensure that the cardboard box is properly assembled and sealed with packing tape. You might consider selling the cardboard box if it is damaged or crushed.

Line the cardboard box’s interior with plastic wrap or packing paper. This will protect your clothes from water damage and general wear-and tear during the move.

Use one of the methods above to fold clothes. Flat folding cardboard boxes will allow you to unpack your boxes faster.

After the clothes are folded, place them inside. Cover the top layer with packing paper.

Secure the box with tape. Use a Sharpie marker or a colored post-it note to label the box. It will be easy to find once you arrive at your new place.

How to pack clothes into wardrobe boxes

Are you looking for a wrinkle-free and easy way to transport hanging clothes? Wardrobe boxes are the best option. These cardboard boxes can be used to hang dresses, skirts and other clothes while you move. These closets are portable and small in size, measuring 2 feet wide by 3 feet long. The boxes come with a metal hanger bar that can be used to hang clothes. These boxes are more expensive than the average box, but they’re worth it for high-end clothing transport. Here is a quick guide on how to make a wardrobe box.

First, place the wardrobe box on its bottom. Then fold the shorter flaps first. Next, fold the larger flaps. Packing tape can be used to secure the cardboard flaps.

Flip the box upside down so that the bottom is on the ground and the top flaps open.

The cutouts at the top of the box will hold the ends of your hanger bar. These cutouts should be easy to fit the hanger bar.

Once the hanger bars are secured to the wardrobe box, you can start hanging clothes in the wardrobe box. Each hanger bar should hold eight pieces of clothing.

After you have finished hanging your clothes in the box, close the longer flaps at the top. These pieces should be cut in the middle.

Next, bend the edges of the shorter flaps (these should be removed) downward. These flaps should be closed on top of the box. The bend pieces should fit perfectly in the middle. Packing tape is used to secure the final top piece.

How To Move With KIds

Move with kids: How to make it easy

Your dream home is now your perfect family house. This beautiful home is a new construction with great amenities, such as a large yard and friendly neighbors. Now that you’ve completed the closing process and sold your existing home, all you need to do is move in with your children.

Moving to your dream home can be stressful. You will need to pack, move, adjust, and transport everything. These tips will help you make your move as smooth as possible, and to keep your children happy.

What to tell your kids about moving

You must inform your children about the move. Although you might be anxious about moving to a new area and making sure your furniture looks good, it is likely that your move will cause your children’s world to change. You will likely lose their familiarity and friends, and they will have difficulty adapting to new situations. There are things that you can do for your kids to make this transition more manageable.

As soon as you can, tell them. Your kids will likely know if you are planning a move. To help your children prepare for the move and to make sure they feel involved, let them know as soon as you can.

You should give them all the details. Your children may need more information depending on how old they are. You should inform your children about the date and time you will be moving into your new house, how your life will change while they pack up your home, as well as whether you plan to share rooms in the new place.

Encourage them to find exciting reasons. There will be many reasons for your children to feel disappointed. Your support is essential for them to be excited about moving away from their friends and to find a new home.

Answer all their questions. Ask your children questions. Give them truthful answers. This will help you feel less anxious. You might be able to help them imagine how their old friends will stay in touch or the new school they’ll look like.

Encourage them to express their emotions. It is the best thing you can do for your children. Children will feel scary emotions and may not know how to handle them. To help them understand and cope with their fears, you can use books, music or clip from favorite television shows.

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Now it is time to get your stuff ready. You might face challenges such as keeping track of your kids and dealing with angry attitudes. These are some tips to help you get through your next move.

You don’t have to start later than you might think. Everyone has it. Moving day comes and goes and suddenly you are putting things in boxes while your moving truck arrives. Start packing as soon as you can so that your family is ready for the big move.

Plan your move for the next week. With your children, plan the week leading up to your move. Plan what foods your family will be eating and how they will consume them. To reduce stress and last-minute panic, create packing lists. You should plan who is going to be driving which vehicle and how they will get there safely.

Make a list of things you need to do. It’s a win-win situation for you both to have your children help with simple tasks before your move. You can give them lists with cleaning tasks and packing items.

Follow a routine. A set routine is a great way to help young minds. It is important to ensure that your family routines and schedules are not lost in the midst of moving. This will help reduce stress and uncertainty.

Use your child-free time. It’s not easy to pack every item you have into boxes. It’s not easy to do this while managing a household. You can turn naptime into packing time and do as much as possible while the kids are in school.

Color-code boxes. It can be difficult to keep boxes organized when there are so many helpers. Use colorful tape or stickers to label each box. This is a quick and simple way for kids to organize their stuff.

For everyone, bring an overnight bag. Every member of your family should have a duffle bag containing all essentials. These bags can be used for both the first and last nights in your new house.

Throw it away if you are unsure. Many things children accumulate are broken crayons and old school assignments. They also have buckets filled with old toys. You probably already have at least a dozen boxes worth of junk from your children. To save packing tape and time, get rid of as much junk as you can.

You should be sneaky. Children can also become attached to junk. You can get rid of junk at night, school hours and any other times they don’t notice. Your child won’t remember those scraps of paper after they are gone, I swear.

Keep a positive attitude. Keep your kids happy and keep your energy high. It is particularly important to do this when you are settling in your new house, since your children may already feel anxiety.

Hiring a babysitter is a great idea. This is a great idea for a date night: You can send the kids to stay at the babysitter while you do other things. By getting busy I mean that you pack boxes as quickly as possible. A sitter can be a wonderful solution to younger children who don’t attend school. It will also help you move during summer when your other kids won’t be there.

Let your children have a say. Your children will feel more in control of their surroundings if they are allowed to make some decisions. Let your children help you make decisions that are important to them.

Photograph your home. Your children will have trouble saying goodbye to their old house if they are anything like the majority of kids. You can make your kids feel more relaxed about the prospect of leaving.

Give your children enough time for adjustment. Your children may need to adjust for at least a year. Expect strong emotions in the beginning.

Begin to befriend your neighbours. Your children will settle down and adapt faster if they have the opportunity to meet new people. They will be busy and it will give you time to pack all the boxes.

What to pack with your kids

You’ll still have to pack the boxes, even if everything has been done. There’s even a chance that they will fight you and proceed to pack their stuff in boxes you don’t see. These are just a few tips to help you pack stress-free with your kids.

Sort, Sort, Sort!

It is something that most children will not be able do by themselves. Your children might require some guidance depending on how old they are (preteens), or you can sort it yourself (babies and toddlers). Sort everything into 3 sections: Keep, Discard, Sell/Donate.

Once you teach your child how to do it, most kids can pack their “keep” items in boxes.

Offering incentives

It’s a good idea to reward your children for completing tasks such as packing and organizing. If your children are struggling to pack their stuff, you could let them keep the money they earn from selling it or give them a gift card so they can buy a new item once everything is packed. You can make packing easier by offering incentives.

It should be a competition

Nothing is more exciting for kids than seeing their sibling win at anything. Turn this competitive nature into a winning strategy by making packing a game. Your children can pack whatever they want during each round. To get credit and a prize, everything must be neatly packed.

Donating old toys

Donate your unwanted and unsold toys instead of throwing them out. It’s more than a way to dispose of extra clutter. Donating is also a good opportunity to show your children the importance of charity and giving back.

Did you remember earlier that I suggested being sneaky? It’s a good idea to let your children pick out toys for their friends. Let them know that toys they no longer play with can be donated to another child, who will love them as much as they do.

This list has some great ideas for places you can donate toys to.

Storing outgrown toys and clothes

You still have options if your children have outgrown some toys or clothes, but don’t wish to throw them away. You have the answer. Storage. Traditional storage units might work well for you if you have too many boxes of items that you don’t need.

What about the rest of us with only a handful of boxes?

There’s good news! You don’t need to store your stuff in a 10×10 block of cement at the town edge. Use Neighbor to find small storage spaces. There’s a good chance you will find the ideal storage space in your neighborhood so that you don’t need to travel far to get your stuff.

Conclusion

It doesn’t take a genius mathematician or a psychologist to understand that adding children to an already stressful environment can cause more stress. You’ll have a smoother ride if you prepare your children in advance, allow them to be part of the process, and stay calm.

While I cannot promise that you will not hear it, I do believe “Are We Done Yet?” It will be over 100 times before the end.

Is there a survival tip you can use to move with children? Please share your tips with us below.

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Moving By Yourself

You’ve made the decision to move yourself. This is not a common occurrence. Every year, thousands of people move without the help of movers. It’s certainly not an easy job.

The moving process is stressful even when you hire movers. But, it’s much easier to decide whether or not you want to hire movers. We have compiled this step-by-step guide for your convenience.

How do you get yourself moving? This is our guide.

Step 1: Choose how you will move

Families Moving Themselves

The first thing you need to do is choose a moving method. You have a better chance of getting what you want on the move day if you choose your method early. You’ll also be better able prepare your house for whatever method you select.

You Have Several Options for Moving Yourself

You can rent a Uhaul moving truck (Uhaul Ryder Penske Enterprise), if you have a valid driver’s license and are at least 18 years of age. You don’t have to be over 25 in order to rent a Uhaul truck.

You can rent a trailer (Uhaul). All you need to get a driver’s license and be 16 or older in order to rent one from Uhaul.

A container service (PODS), is a great option if you are moving small items or a home. This is a great option if you require short-term storage before moving. They won’t have the ability to deliver a container to you if your apartment is not in a convenient location. A POD, or similar service allows you to have the container dropped off at your convenience and then move in items as needed. This can be done within a matter of days. If you have to move out but don’t want to leave your current home, one of these can be used.

You can borrow your friend’s pickup truck if you only have small items to transport locally. A pickup truck can be rented from Uhaul and other rental companies.

You can pack your own stuff and hire movers to move heavy items. This option is best for larger homes with 3 or more bedrooms. It’s possible to save money on moving by packing and preparing everything yourself, and hiring movers who will only move and wrap the boxes. This checklist will help you save money when you prepare to move.

It doesn’t matter what option you pick, the faster you arrange your move option is the better. This is especially true during busy months from May to August.

Step 2: Get rid of unwanted items or donate them

You can save money by getting rid of items that you no longer need. It’s easier to move if you don’t have as many items.

You might consider having garage sales before moving so that you have some extra money for moving expenses like renting boxes and moving trucks. These charities can arrange a pick-up for free.

You can also read this article about how to dispose of old furniture prior to moving.

Step 3: Locate Helpers for Moving Day

You don’t have to move all by yourself. It’s not an easy job and you shouldn’t end up in harm’s way. It is best to hire at least 2 to 4 people (families, friends) who are capable of helping you move.

For anyone willing to assist on the moving day, give your friends at least a week’s notice.

If you hire friends to help move your stuff, be aware that they may not have the experience of professional movers. Asking your friends to help you save money if your furniture is not expensive is a good idea. Make sure they have plenty of drinks and food. You might even take them out to eat at the end.

A website called “Hire A Helper” can be used to locate able bodies to move large objects you are not able to lift.

Step 4: Buy packing materials

Lowe’s and Home Depot are the best places to purchase moving boxes and paper. You can find tape and mattress bags online at a fraction of the cost.

You can save money by using your linens and blankets instead of buying expensive furniture protection pads. If you don’t want to purchase them, wrap the furniture in these items and attach it using tape or a large rubber band.

You will need packing materials

You can choose from small, medium, large, dishpacks and wardrobe boxes. This is a guide to how many boxes are needed for your move.

Packaging paper

3 to 6 rolls of packing tape

Sleeping Bags

Tape Gun

Markers

This post will help you find low-cost packing materials.

Step 4: Start the Packing Process

Moving will become less stressful if you begin packing as soon as possible. You should start packing at least two weeks prior to your move.

Here are some quick packing tips for moving yourself

You can use actual moving boxes – While it may seem tempting to shop at your local liquor store for cheap, used boxes, you should not. You should not do that. These boxes don’t have the right dimensions and are not suitable for transport. Lowe’s or Home Depot are the best places to purchase boxes. These boxes cost between $1 and $3 per box.

You should know what goes in which box. Heavy objects like CDs and books go in small boxes. For light objects like comforters and pillows, large boxes can only be used. For moving, you will need more boxes of smaller and medium-size and less large ones.

You can pack room by room – This ensures your items aren’t mixed up. Label each box with the name of each room, and any items to ensure you have a clear understanding of what’s inside.

Make sure to wrap your fragile items in packing paper.

Make a Daily Essentials box – Use this to store toothbrushes and deodorants as well as medications. This will save you the time of searching through endless boxes to find these essential items whenever you are in need.

You must correctly tap your boxes – Three pieces of tape are required on each side to properly secure a moving container. First, wrap the tape tightly around the seam. Then add two additional pieces about half an inch from the seam. To add protection to the boxes, wrap another piece of packing tape around it.

You can use heavy-duty dish packs for fragile kitchen items. Heavy-duty dishes packs have double-walled containers that are thicker and stronger than ordinary boxes. Your fragile items will be more secure if it is dropped or smashed.

Wrap Breakable Items with Towels & Linings – Use your towel and linens for wrapping. You can also save money on packaging paper.

You can use your suitcases to carry heavier things like books. Your suitcase’s wheels allow you to pack heavy items and it will still be easy to move around. You can also save money on additional boxes.

Step 5: Hiring a Babysitter or Petsitter for Move Day

Your pets and small children are the most likely to slow down your move day. Although pets are easier to handle because they can be moved outside or into a designated room, small children might need to be watched on move day. On moving day, a relative can take your pet to the movies or the park.

No matter what you do, make sure that your pets and children are not in the way of moving day. You can make the whole process slower and even cause injury to them.

Step 6: Get the moving equipment you need to move.

You should rent the equipment and tools needed for moving if you’re renting a truck. You may need to go to a U Haul location to rent equipment if you’re renting a container for moving. You won’t require any of this equipment if the movers are only moving heavy furniture.

Moving and Tools

Furniture Dolly

Appliance Dolly with Straps

Four-Wheel Dolly

Extra Straps & Tie Downs

Furniture pads and/or blankets

These items are essential if you wish to safely move. Moving items on wheels is always safer than carrying them around. These videos will help you learn how to move furniture or other heavy objects.

Step 7: Learn the basics of moving boxes & furniture

Below are some links and videos that will help you learn how to safely and effectively move your furniture. These methods will help you keep yourself and your belongings safe when moving.

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Do You Need Moving Insurance

According to new Pew Research Center surveys, half of Americans are either moving or have known someone who is. You might not think about buying insurance if you are one of those thousands who have moved.

Many homeowners’ and renters’ insurance policies do not typically cover damage or loss to belongings during a move. Moving can leave your possessions vulnerable to many potential issues, so it is worth looking into moving insurance.

What is Moving Insurance?

Your possessions are at risk of being damaged or lost during the move. Moving can put your belongings at risk for theft and damage. A moving insurance policy will help you to get reimbursed for these mishaps.

There are many ways you can move. Therefore, different coverage options are available for protecting your possessions.

There are many types of moving insurance for those who hire movers

You are responsible for any items they transport if you hire movers. Federal law requires that moving companies offer at least two levels of coverage if they are moving from one state to another. You can choose which type of coverage you want to receive for any items that are damaged or lost.

Protection up to 100%. Your mover will be liable to replace any items that are damaged or lost in the shipment if you have full value coverage.

Your mover can offer cash settlements for repair costs or current value, or replace damaged or destroyed items. This coverage tends to be more extensive but is generally more costly.

Full value coverage costs can differ depending on the mover. The price of full value protection can vary depending on which deductible you choose.

Protection with value release. Although this coverage comes at no extra cost, it provides very limited protection. You can get up to 60c per pound of released value protection for your item. If your computer weighs five pounds and is worth $600, then you will only get $3 for any loss or damage (60c * 5lbs).

You can also purchase separate liability coverage. For an extra fee, some movers offer additional liability coverage via a third-party insurance company. Your mover will still be responsible for any released value coverage, but this insurance policy will pay the remainder of the loss, up to policy limits.

It is important to get written confirmation of the details and what are the exclusions if you purchase extra moving insurance from the movers.

What is not covered by moving insurance policies

Certain circumstances could limit the liability of your mover and make it more appealing to purchase moving insurance. These include:

You should not pack perishable, hazardous, or dangerous materials.

You may save some money by packing your items yourself, but it can be difficult to file a claim for damage if you do not pack them properly.

Not informing your mover by writing about items of significant value

Natural disasters like a tornado can cause damage.

It is also important to note that even if you are not moving to another state, it may be worth checking with your county or state consumer affairs agency to confirm local mover regulations. Moving companies may be subject to different liability and valuation rules in each state.

There are many types of moving insurance if you move yourself

Your homeowners or renters insurance may provide coverage if your belongings are being transported in your car, rental vehicle, or truck. If you are moving, here are some coverage options.

Trip transit or relocation insurance. A moving insurance policy is similar to a separate policy. It can help you fill the gap in your coverage when you are moving. You might have to pay for damages or losses that go beyond your insurance guidelines or policy limits if you use your car for the move. A moving insurance policy will protect your belongings. Third-party insurance policies may offer coverage for the following:

Natural disasters

Both electrical and mechanical accidents

Mildew and mold

Items of high value

Pairs or sets are at risk of being damaged

Insurers may have different policies regarding moving insurance. Relocation Insurance Group, for example, offers three levels of moving insurance: Total Loss and Named Perils. The Full Replacement Moving Insurance coverage from Lakeland Insurance is determined based upon a downloaded inventory list that you submit.

Important to know that some policies do not protect valuable items such as jewelry or collectibles while they are being moved. These cases can be addressed by purchasing storage insurance and additional coverage to protect valuable items.

Rent a truck to move. The rental company might offer coverage for your truck and passengers. These policies may include the following:

Accident damage waiver

Cargo protection

You and your passengers will be covered for medical and life emergencies in the truck cab.

Additional liability protection for injuries you are responsible

Towing equipment insurance

U-Haul, for example, offers Safemove Plus and Safemove Plus moving coverage. You get cargo protection and a damage waiver with Safemove. Also, medical and life insurance is included. You can get additional liability coverage of up to $1,000,000 and exclusion-free coverage with Safemove Plus.

There are some common exclusions to rental truck insurance:

Packaging errors can cause damage

Normal cargo shifting

Cargo theft

What is the cost of moving insurance?

Cost of moving insurance depends on the number of your belongings as well as what coverage you choose. Your moving agreement will usually include basic or free value protection if you select it. You can expect to pay approximately 1% of the estimated value of all your personal property if you choose full-value protection.

Moving insurance from third-party insurers can cost between 1% to 5% of the valuation. If we take the above estimate, it would cost between $180 to $900 to cover the coverage.

Are You a Recipient of Moving Insurance?

A moving insurance policy may be worthwhile depending on how valuable your possessions are and the distance you plan to move. If you’re moving across the country, there are greater chances that the weather will damage your belongings. A moving insurance policy can give you some peace of mind. You may be less concerned if you are moving across the street.

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How to Move with Pets

How to Move with Pets

Your moving day checklist should include packing your pets when you move to your new home, no matter where they are located. moving with pets can be stressful, but it’s also stressful for them. These tips will make it as easy as possible to move into your new home for your entire family, including your pet pets.

Start by viewing the move through your pet’s eyes. Your pet’s current home is not only their house, it is their territory. Particularly cats are sensitive animals and will prefer to live in familiar surroundings. Cats are more able to adapt to changes than dogs. This is because puppies are more comfortable with new owners and dogs who have never met them before. Dogs are free to roam the streets from their youth.

It is important for both dogs and cats to keep the same routine following a move. Your pets will adjust faster if you keep the same routine for grooming, treats and bedtime. Walking your dog every day at the same time will help ease his transition to his new environment.

How to prepare your pet for the move

Moving day can be stressful for your cat. Get her to use a carrier. Fluffy will feel safer in a carrier, no matter where you are moving. Introduce the carrier slowly to Fluffy if she hasn’t been before. Begin by placing a blanket or cat treat inside. Keep the door closed and make the experience positive.

After your cat is comfortable in the car, you can start to familiarize her with driving. Begin with 10-minute trips, and then move on to longer rides of 20 minutes. As your cat becomes more familiar with the sights and sounds of car travel, you’ll notice a decrease in anxiety. You should leave your cat carrier outside during these times so that she can get used to it. She will even be able to sleep in it when she wants. Your curious cat should be allowed to explore the boxes and enjoy her playtime. You shouldn’t forget to box her!

Dog owners should take their dog for walks in the new area before they move in. Let your dog explore the area around your house. If possible, go inside the house. You can also bring something to the house for your dog to smell.

You shouldn’t keep your dog inside a dog cage while you pack. You can include your dog while you move and pack boxes. This will allow him to explore the activities. Your dog will likely be anxious if he is left alone in his room while you pack and move boxes. This could cause stress-related behavior such as jumping, barking, or hyperactivity.

Moving Day: What should I do with my pets?

Weather permitting, the cat carrier is a wonderful place to keep your cat in your car until you get to your new house. The bathroom can be used as a second option if it is too warm or cold. You should provide food, water, and shelter for your cat. An indication that says “KEYS OFF – Escape Cat Inside!” It is also useful.

How about your dog? You can assign someone to care for your dog. It might make things easier for you and your dog to have someone who is dog-friendly watch over your dog.

Plan for a Long-Distance Moving with your Pets

Your pets must be trained to use a crate if you are moving long distance. Your pets must be properly equipped with collars that include up-to date rabies tags, as well as your new phone number and address.

Plan stops on the road to find hotels that are pet-friendly if you drive. Ask the airline about pet travel restrictions if you are flying. Keep a duplicate of the records from your veterinarian in your luggage.

Welcome Your Cat to Your New House

Make sure you inspect your house from your cat’s perspective before you allow your pet to move in. To keep your cat safe, remove any cords that hang from blinds and drapes. After your cat has arrived, you should make sure that all doors and windows are closed. Also close crawl spaces and holes where it might be inaccessible.

You shouldn’t be shocked if your cat disappears for several days once you move into your new place. You might find your cat in a carrier or under a bed. Cats moving into new homes might experience what may appear to be an anxiety attack. Cats may seek out hiding spots if they are not used to familiar sounds and sights. Cats who are normally eager to eat may require some coaxing before they finish their meal. Others may be a bit moody or forgetful when it comes time to empty the litter box. In the hope of returning to familiar surroundings, they may try to escape from the front door.

Your mood will be picked up by her, so make sure you continue your regular routine and assure her that all is well. Encourage her to continue eating as usual and to keep visitors away. It will help if you do everything possible to bring things back into normal.

It may be a good idea to designate a room for your pet, with all her comforts: food, water, litter, scratching posts, toilet, etc. A T-shirt or worn shirt could be included with her scent. When she feels comfortable, she will be able to start exploring the rest of her house, perhaps just one room at once. You should keep another litter box at the same place you intend to have one permanent. She will soon realize the change in her home is not something to fear and return to her charming, loving self.

How dogs adjust to a new home

Most likely, your dog wants a private tour of the new house. After the moving crew has left, your dog and you can make the rounds in the inside and out. You can walk him with a leash to make sure he is comfortable and safe. He will feel more at home the quicker he can get used to new scents and environments.

Dogs need space to exercise and to be able to move around, so it might take your dog longer to adapt to moving to a new place. Dogs will, just as cats, appreciate being able to return to their regular routine as quickly as possible. Dogs will adjust well if you take them on walks every day at the same time as usual.

Allow yourself some extra time to be at home with your pet during the transition and prior to returning to work. You can allow your pet to be left alone for a few days during this time of adjustment. During this time, you should not let your dog go outside unattended. In an effort to get back to familiar territory, dogs have been known to jump over fences.

Moving with your pet and vet advice

It’s a good time to get recommendations from your neighbors if you have recently moved across the country. To ensure you are able to contact a veterinarian in an emergency, schedule a “get-to-know-you” visit with your pet.

Every pet, just like humans, is different and each one has its own personality. You know your pet well enough to predict the smoothness of any transition. Talk to your vet if you suspect that your pet might be very anxious. If necessary, your veterinarian may recommend medication to calm down your pet.

Moving Tips For Seniors

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Moving is a huge job. However, if you are a senior moving from the home where you raised your family to a smaller one, there are some considerations that you need to make. There are ways to ease the stress. This guide will help you navigate the process of downsizing and preparing for your move.

1. How to Know When it’s Time To Downsize
Life happens quickly. You’re one day raising your children and tripping over each other in a house that doesn’t seem big enough. The next you have your children grown and you are left with a large house that is more work than it’s worth. Many homeowners don’t buy their homes with the intention of downsizing. However, as they age, the reality of owning large homes begins to hit them. It can be difficult to know when it is time to downsize. However, these guidelines and tips should help. These are signs that you should consider downsizing.
You need to stretch your budget. Your retirement savings will only go so far. You may need to stretch them. If that is the case, it’s time for you to downsize to increase your housing budget.
It’s too overwhelming to maintain your house – If you find the task overwhelming and don’t have enough money to hire help, it might be time to downsize.
You can get rid of unused rooms. These rooms are expensive to heat and maintain and can be a problem when you downsize.
A Different Layout is necessary – As we age, it becomes more difficult to get up and downstairs. To ensure that you are able to navigate your multi-story house, it is possible to downsize to a one-story apartment or home.
If any of these statements are true, downsizing may be the best option.

2. Sorting belongings
After you have made the decision to downsize it is time to go through all your stuff. You can’t bring everything with you when you move to a smaller space, regardless of how attached to your stuff.
You will need to divide your items into four categories in order to sort them: Store, Store, Sell/Give, and Trash. You can start by going through one room in your house at a given time, even one closet or one dresser. Then, go through every item and decide which belongs in which category.

These key indicators will help you decide if something should be thrown away or given away if you are having difficulty deciding what to toss.
It was never taken out of the box.
It doesn’t suit your style or meet your needs
You might think, “I may need this one day.”
It is out of date or outdated
It won’t be used or read again
It’s an unfinished project
It has not been touched for more than one year, and it holds no sentimental value.
You don’t want furniture that doesn’t work in your new space
Next, identify which items you should keep. You may not use some items for daily living but you still need them for various reasons. These items are best kept:
Documents and paperwork
Items that have sentimental value
You don’t have the space to store seasonal items in your new home.
Decide what you want to keep. Don’t forget:
You want to see sentimental items regularly
You want to keep items with high-value items close by
Special occasions require special clothing
Remember that it is easier to fit everything in your new space if you get rid of things before you move.

3. Moving? Packing
The next step is packing. It is not an easy job so be sure to allow enough time.
Packing is physically demanding. It is not easy to be as young as you used to be, so allow yourself sufficient time to complete the task without injury or physical stress. These tips will make your job easier.

Take on small jobs – Split the job of packing your house into smaller tasks that are easier to manage. It took years to accumulate your possessions so don’t expect that you can pack them all in one week. You should set aside at least an hour each day to complete the task.
Keep in Mind the Weight of Your PO Box – Even if you have help moving, you may need to move boxes around the new house as you unpack. To keep each box’s weight down, mix heavy and light items. Keep boxes under 50 pounds.
Ask for help – This job is not one you can do on your own. Ask for help. Consider putting aside money to hire movers if help is not possible.
Take Care of Fragile Items – Wrap fragile items carefully and use more layers than necessary to make sure they are safe.
Plastic Tubs – Use plastic tubs to store long-term items. They are more durable than cardboard and offer greater safety.

Make sure you have an “Open First” box. Unpacking can be just as stressful as packing. Keep one or two boxes that are “open first”, with everything you need for the first few days of your new home. You will not need to pack too many items, such as bedding, linens, and toiletries. This box should be placed in the truck last.

Label well – Once you have settled into your new space, it will be easier to unpack your belongings quickly and efficiently by labeling them.

4. Do you need to hire movers or do it yourself?

Once you have begun to reduce your belongings and pack them, the next step is to decide if you will hire someone to help you move. Before you weigh the pros and cons of each option, here are some questions to ask yourself:
How is your health? Are you able to handle the tasks? Can you still be healthy?
What family support is available? Is your family available to help?
What is your time frame? Are you able to afford the luxury of time?
What distance are you willing to travel?
You can do the move yourself if you feel confident enough. However, you should weigh the pros and the cons. There are several benefits to moving yourself.

Spend less
Take care of fragile items
You can move on your own schedule, moving a little at the time
These are the drawbacks:
More physically stressful
There is a greater demand for assistance from family and friends
Moving cross-country can be costly
You have many benefits if you hire movers
Packing with minimal stress
Safer and more efficient moving methods
Experienced movers offer better protection for large items
You can move faster
Long-distance moves are cheaper
There’s no need to rely solely on family and friends

A professional crew is the best option if you’re moving more than 500 miles. It will also be the most cost-effective and stress-free option. There are some disadvantages to hiring a moving company. These include:
It’s a good idea to have strangers pack and manage your stuff
Local moves are more expensive

What’s the bottom line? This question is complicated and will depend on many factors. However, if you have compromised health, are moving long distances or don’t know anyone who can help you, you might want to hire someone to do it for you. You can also save money by doing it yourself.

5. Moving Day: Keep it Safe

When the day arrives, after all your packing, packing, and preparations, you will want to make sure that everything is safe. It’s a huge job so it is worth planning ahead.
You will want to ensure that you don’t get hurt during the move. You can avoid serious back strains or worse injuries by following these steps:
You need to get enough help. Your move cannot be handled by you alone.
Do not pack boxes that are heavier than 50 pounds.
Proper lifting techniques are important.
You can either leave the heavy lifting to someone younger or use a dolly.
Make sure you have a clear path to your home.
Move your pets from your home.

Also, ensure you are taking care of your nutrition. In the hustle and bustle associated with moving, it’s easy for people to skip meals or drink breaks. To ensure that everyone is energized and hydrated, make sure to provide enough food for your crew and yourself.

You must also take precautions to prevent damage to your belongings. You should stack boxes with heavier boxes at the bottom and lighter ones at the top. You should label the boxes so you can clearly see the top and bottom. Also, make sure to load the truck so that heavy items are near the front. This will help protect the truck’s balance while you drive to your new house. Also, ensure that any items that may shift in transit are properly secured and tied. It is not a good idea to bring damaged items with you when you move into a new home.

6. Be ready for the emotional side of moving

Some people move because it is a new adventure. However, this is not true for all. Many people find it difficult to move, especially if they have family memories. It can be difficult to leave the home where your children and grandchildren were raised.

You must first accept the emotions that will accompany moving. It is normal to feel sad during this type of transition. These emotions are normal and healthy as you adjust to your new normal.

Sometimes, however, sadness can become something more. After a major move, some seniors may experience Relocation Stress Syndrome. It is a “physiologic,/or psychosocial disturbance that results from a transfer of one environment to another.” This syndrome can be identified by:
Depression
Sadness
Despair
Confusion
Apprehension
Anxiety
Sleep problems
Withdrawal
Isolation
These signs can be noticed in seniors, so make sure to seek out psychological or medical help.

7. How to Get Settled in Your New Home
After you have moved, it is important to take the time to settle in your new home. These are some tips that will help you get settled in your new space faster.
Get to know your neighbors – Making friends early can help you feel at home in a new place.
Get to know your community – This could be the assisted living community’s social events or the local stores and other opportunities. Take some time to get familiar with the people in your area.
You should unpack slowly – Get the essential items first, then move on to the next item until you are settled in your new home.
Host a party – Invite family and friends to your house for a celebration. While you may have to limit your guest list in order to make sure everyone fits, don’t be afraid of showing off your new space.

Establishing routines – Routines are key to making you feel at home. If possible, bring the routines that you love from your previous home to your new one.

Change your address – It can be stressful to miss bills because they have not been received. To ensure that you receive all your mail, change your address immediately for all your utility bills, bank statements, credit cards, and insurance companies. You can also file a Change of address form at the post office.

8. Additional Belongings: Sell, Store, or Bequeath?

You will discover that there are many items in your possessions that are still in great condition but that you don’t use. These items will be yours to store, sell, or leave to your beneficiaries. This decision is difficult. These guidelines can help.

Decide which items you would like to keep for a while. This is a personal decision that will be affected by how much storage space or whether you decide to buy a storage unit. You should store items that have sentimental value. You will need to store more items than you store.

Next, determine if you are going to keep any of your items and pass them on to the next generation. It can be very rewarding to let go of your possessions. While you will see your next-generation appreciate your items, they won’t need to be stored. It makes sense to leave some items now:

You won’t be able to store your heirloom furniture.

Sets of special dishes or china sets

Decor with sentimental value

Vintage and antique items

Finally, determine what items you are willing to sell. Many antique and vintage items can fetch a high price. You should ensure you are getting a fair price. To protect yourself, have items appraised by an antique dealer before you sell them.

9. Tips for Families
Here are some tips to help your loved one move.
You will need to plan for more time than you might think. It takes older people longer to decide, pack, and settle in so allow enough time.
Be aware of when you are needed and be prepared to help. Give space when you need it.
If your parent is moving to assisted living, be prepared for frustration.

Encourage your loved ones and friends to make new friends as soon as they move. This will help them settle down faster.
Be aware of signs and symptoms that could indicate emotional distress. As time goes by, even a decision made by your loved one can cause trauma and stress.
Show compassion for your loved ones and the changes that they are going through.
Establish a time frame and keep everyone on track.
Assist with the preparation checklists to help everyone stay on track.
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How to PACk Fragile ITEMS

How to PACk Fragile ITEMS
This is the most crucial step to ensure your fragile items are safe during your move. You can make sure your fragile items arrive intact by taking the time to learn how best to pack them.
Take your time when packing. This is the best thing you can do. You can easily forget to wrap or mess up if you are in a rush. So plan ahead and allow yourself enough time to pack your items before you move. You can ensure that your valuables arrive safe and sound by taking the time to properly pack and protect them.
It is a good idea to start planning a month ahead of your move. You should take the time to clean out your home. Take the time and get rid of all valuable china, mirrors, crystal, and other fragile items. You can set aside time for packing and make sure they are ready before the movers arrive.

To ensure that all your valuables are packed efficiently and properly, it is important to stay organized. You can find the following packing materials at Wal-Mart and ULINE. You should also check with your moving company to see if they can provide any equipment that you may need.
Bubble wrap should be used only if the item is heavy, unusually shaped or pointed. It’s possible for the bubble wrap to pop during the move. If you’re moving long distances, your item may end up being wrapped in plastic paper with no bubbles to protect it. If this happens, you should avoid bubble wrap.
The right packaging materials can make a difference when your broken items arrive in one piece or in many.

HOW TO PACK PLATES
Each plate should be wrapped in bubble wrap and secured with a piece of scotch tape. You can reduce the surface area of your plates and decrease the risk of them breaking during transport by placing them vertically within your box. Fine china should be stored vertically. To do this, place a piece of cushion foam or pliable cardboard between each plate. To reduce movement, fill the empty spaces with newspaper crumpled and/or an old T-shirt. Do not overpack boxes. This is a sure way for your breakables to be damaged.

HOW TO PACK GLASSES & FINE GLASSWARE
Wrap each glass in newspaper first, tucking the paper into the glass. Secure the glass with tape. You can use small or medium double-wall boxes to pack glassware. However, they tend to be heavier when stacked. You can layer the box. Just make sure that the heavy glasses are placed on the bottom and the lightest glasses on the top. Between each layer, you will need a piece of flexible cardboard. Label which side of the box is the top.

HOW TO PACK MIRRORS & LARGE GLASS ITEMS
Mirror
Mirrors and sheet glass (picture frames, windows, etc.) can be shipped by using mirrors or sheet glasses. Start by placing painter’s tape in the center of the glass in the shape of a star. Expand to the edges. This will help prevent the glass from shifting and absorb vibrations that could crack it. Bubble wrap is used to protect the edges of the sheet glass or mirror with foam frame protectors.

A mirror corrugated container is recommended for smaller mirrors and glass items. This box is designed to protect your mirror while it’s being transported. ULINE.com offers a mirror corrugated box. You can also check with your local moving company to find out what they offer.

You should group multiple pieces together if you plan on storing them together. You should keep larger mirrors together, away from smaller and more fragile pieces. You can protect each piece by adding a layer of bubble wrap, newspaper crumpled up, or foam sheets between them. We recommend crating valuable pieces of art, such as mirrors or family heirlooms, for extra protection.

CRATING
Moving quotes will not include crating costs. If you do decide to crate your items, it is possible that the moving company can do this for you. Ask about crating options early on. A single item can be crated for an average of $70. Each crate is made specifically for the item being cratered, so the price will vary.

HOW TO PACK VASES & FINE CERAMICS
Vases
You will want to again use smaller containers when making vases. When working with fragile items, remember that less is more.

To reduce friction, wrap the vase in the newspaper. Wrap the entire thing in bubble wrap, and secure it with tape. Before you insert the vase, cover the box with old towels or t-shirts.

You can package smaller pieces together by placing their heavy ends down. Between each piece, use pliable cardboard and cushion foam. You can pack a larger vase in a single box with double walls. To fill extra space, wrap it in newspaper and towels.

HOW TO PACK ABNORMALLY-SHAPED Pieces

Wrap any other unusually shaped items in newspaper and tape them securely. Then wrap in bubble wrap. Be sure to protect all angles and edges. Foam covers can be used to protect delicate edges or points. Never overpack your boxes. Use pliable cardboard between layers if you stack pieces. Double-wall boxes are better if you do. If you need extra space, fill it with bubble wrap and/or crumpled paper.

Be careful not to overpack fragile items. However, you should not leave any space for them to move around in. This problem can be solved by using crumpled newspaper or bubble wrap to fill the box. Use bubble wrap and tape to secure your items during transport. You can feel confident using all the tools you have.

These packing tips will ensure that your items arrive at their destination in perfect condition.

Whatever you pack, make sure it is labeled as “fragile” and that the top of the container is clearly marked. It is also a good idea to note the space where the box should be placed in your new home.

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Tips For Moving Furniture

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Tips For Moving Furniture
Although smaller items can be packed into boxes or crates, it’s much more difficult for furniture to be properly packed away. Finding good furniture movers Burnaby can make the difficult transition less stressful, no matter if you’re moving to an office or a home. With the help of a skilled team of furniture movers and the knowledge below, you can move everything without causing damage to your furniture or walls.

SELECTING A FURNITURE MOVING COMPANY
When planning your move, the first thing you should ask is “How do I find furniture movers near my home?” It takes some research and planning to choose from among Calgary’s many furniture moving companies. You should first review the company’s history. You should check out the company’s history, certifications, and reviews from customers. Second, ensure that the furniture moving company you are considering is licensed and insured in your locality. You can then reach out to the company to get an idea of how your relationship will be. It is important to communicate early with furniture-movers if you want to make a good impression.

MOVING FURNITURE ON a BUDGET
If you are looking for a cheap way to move the furniture far away, you should do some research. You don’t have to do everything yourself or skip hiring a professional moving company. You can save money by consulting a professional moving company several months before your move. An experienced moving company will be able to give you tips on how to properly pack your furniture and how to safely move it. Even if you decide to do it yourself, this consultation is still beneficial. Even if you don’t use their full services, professional furniture movers want to do things right.

PREPARATORY PHASE
You need to ensure that the job is done properly, regardless of whether you hire a moving company. You should measure your furniture carefully before you start. It is important to measure the furniture that you will be moving and also the space between the doors and hallways of the new home. To ensure that the space is accurate, measure twice if it is too tight. Poor measurement can result in furniture becoming stuck in a narrow space. It is possible to prepare ahead by taking out any drawers or cushions, which will lighten your load.

HIGH-LOW METHOD
The high-low method is the best option for heavy appliances, large couches and other difficult pieces. This method requires two people to work together, but it makes the move easier and safer. Both people should start on the opposite side of the furniture. The piece should be tipped towards one person. This person will take the highest end of the furniture. The other person should bend at their knees to take the low end. Ensure that you keep this angle straight while you move. This makes it easier to move heavy furniture around corners and down the stairs. Large furniture can be moved at an angle so you can pass through narrow hallways and doors without damaging walls.

MOVING TOOLS
Certain tools are useful for moving heavy furniture if you have a large, flat area such as a hallway or large room. You can use shimmy cloths to place under the feet of your furniture. This will allow you to slide it across a flat surface without damaging the floor. Large cabinets and dressers can be placed on a rolling dolly. You can then use the dolly’s wheels to move them, but make sure the object can still fit under doorframes due to the additional height. Furniture with doors, movable parts, or cushions should be wrapped in furniture wrap to make it easier to move. This ensures that your moving process is not interrupted by a door opening or cushion falling off of a couch.

NAVIGATION CORNERS
It can be hard to maneuver large chairs, couches, and beds in tight spaces or downstairs. Remember to place the legs and arms of your furniture in these places to your advantage. Check to make sure the legs and arms are easily removable. In cases where space is extremely limited, it can be a two- to three-inch saving if they are. If the legs or arms are too heavy to remove, you can move the furniture so that it “hooks” around corners. The open end of the furniture should be angled so that the leg or arm is at the corner. This allows you to move around corners more easily, which can be a big help in getting furniture out of a house or stuck in a hallway.

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How To Pack Your Kitchen During A Move

They provide packing materials, wrap delicate items correctly, label the boxes, and pack them well. You can even unpack the boxes if needed.

When moving into a new home, the kitchen is often one of the most difficult rooms to pack. You will find small, medium, and large items in your drawers, cupboards, pantries, as well as expensive items. They are all in different sizes and shapes. You may also have perishable food in your fridge, or cleaning supplies underneath the sink. These items can prove to be hazardous if they are accidentally spilled. The following guidelines will help you pack efficiently your kitchen.

You will need to pack your kitchen with the following supplies

A plan will help you organize your packing process. The first step in creating a plan is to create a list of supplies. These are the essential items that you’ll need for a kitchen move:

For lightweight items such as plastic dish racks and small appliances, plastic kitchenware and baking tins and aluminum foil, five large boxes (18 x 18×24 x 24).

For heavier items, such as medium-sized appliances and pantry items, like cans of sugar and flour, pans and pots, silverware, and cookbooks, there are ten medium boxes (18x18x16).

Five large, heavy boxes measuring 18x18x28x28 inches with double walls are ideal for packaging fragile items such as wine and plates.

For fragile or small appliances and other delicate items, a bundle of 4- to 5-pound packaging paper.

You will need five to ten cells kits (18×18) which are sections of plastic or cardboard that fit inside a box. This is to protect fragile kitchen items such as glasses, stemware, and wine bottles.

Tape for packing

Use labels and markers for labeling boxes to make it easy to unpack.

Get organized in the kitchen and pack an essentials box

Planning and packing your kitchen well in advance is key to planning a successful kitchen move. You will have to keep the essential kitchen equipment you use until your move and then put them aside for when you get settled in. It is best to put your essentials in a few boxes and then grab them when you are ready. These are the most common kitchen items that you’ll need to keep in your essentials box.

For every member of the family, there should be at least one plate, bowl, cup, glass, or silverware.

You will be able to eat non-perishable foods before and after your move.

A couple of saucepans

Two or three sharp knives

Multipurpose cleaners and dish soap are two examples of cleaning materials.

Dishcloths and oven mitts are also available.

Toaster and coffee maker

Microwave

Get the food ready for your move before you leave

Reduce the food that you have to throw out before you move. This can be done by creating a plan to eat all your perishable food before you move. Keep your food shopping to an absolute minimum, and buy only essential foods. You can also throw out food or condiments you no longer use. Instead of throwing away food, eat as much as you can.

You can pack wine and liquor early in the packing process. You can choose the bottles that you will be opening during the move and set aside the remainder. Glass bottles, such as cooking oils and specialty oils that have not been sealed, can also be packed early.

Don’t overpack cans. They can become very heavy. You should pack cans on the bottom and lighter things on top. Dry goods that have been bagged or boxed can be damaged and can become split so don’t pack them in cans. To protect your individual jars, wrap them individually in packing papers and pack them with packing chips.

Prior to your move, pack utensils and flatware

If you own cutlery, sort it into the appropriate categories and then pack them in their original containers. Keep your silverware safe by placing it in an organizer tray. Wrap a layer of stretch wrap around the top to prevent the flatware from falling apart. You can wrap flatware with an elastic band in bundles, such as cutlery and utensils. If this is not possible or you don’t feel like leaving it in an organizer tray, wrap them in packing paper and place the boxes in a box similar to a shoebox.

How to pack cleaning materials and chemicals in your kitchen

Screw the caps off chemicals. Place a plastic bag on top of the bag. Tape the cap closed and place the chemicals into a bigger, sealed bag. Make sure to pack your chemicals separately in a container. Certain chemicals are not transported by some moving companies. If you hire a professional to move your items, make sure they know what is prohibited.

How to Pack Large Kitchen Appliances

To ensure that you safely unplug your appliances, read the owner’s manual. Use tape or bands to secure the appliances’ cords. For larger appliances, such as stoves or refrigerators, you will need tools for disassembling them. To move your appliances safely, you might need a moving cart, straps, and blankets. Some appliances may require the assistance of a gas engineer, plumber, or electrician to uninstall them safely and then install them. Unsafe situations can be created by a gas leak or flooding of the kitchen.

Prior to moving, consider selling or donating any used kitchen items.

Start the packing process with sorting, choosing, and simplifying. Take the time to go through every drawer and cupboard. You can donate items that are not needed to food banks or shelters, hold a garage sale, or hand items out to your friends and neighbors.

There are many ways to sell kitchen products. The internet makes it easy to sell your kitchen items. There are many options available, so you don’t have to limit yourself to yard sales or garage sales. You can also make money online that can be used for moving expenses, new cutlery, plates sets or kitchen appliances.

First, appraise what you are selling. Consignment shops can help you with this type of task. Consignment stores are skilled at valuing items so they can take care of them. Once someone buys your goods, you will receive a percentage of that selling price. You don’t have to deal directly with consignment stores. There are many online sellers. These are just a few examples.

Craigslist

Amazon Marketplace

eBay

Etsy

Although the Internet market is vast, listing your items can take time. If you own a home, a garage sale or yard sales is the most convenient option. Bartering with buyers is easy and quick. You don’t have to ship items or arrange times to pick them up. You don’t have to pay a listing or commission fee and all cash is yours.

Donating your kitchen equipment is another option. Most charities offer free pick-up if they have enough items, like large appliances or multiple boxes of kitchen equipment. To save time, gather all your donations together and schedule a pickup. Remember to request a voucher for donating items from the charity so you can deduct the donation from your annual taxes. These are some good donation sources to look into:

Goodwill

Habitat for Humanity

Salvation Army

Your Kitchen Items’ Packing Order

After you’ve sorted and sorted all the items, go ahead with the packing.

You can pack kitchen supplies that you don’t use often. You should start by packing those items that you don’t use every day in your drawers and cupboards.

Start with the messiest drawers.

Use cell boxes to pack your dishes and glasses in the kitchen.

Make sure to pack the pots and pans for your kitchen.

Prepare large appliances properly for the move. This should be done at least 24 hours before your move. Incorrect preparation could lead to gas leaks and broken parts. Appliances that don’t function can also be caused by improper preparation. If you are unsure how to prepare the appliances, consult a professional.

Cook books should be packed flat so that spines are not bent. The books should be placed in boxes according to your preference. Keep the most frequently used books on the top. You should not place more than 2 layers of books in a box. Fill the remainder of the container with light kitchen products.

Additional Things You Need to Keep in Mind When Packing Your Kitchen

These are other important things you should keep in mind when packing your kitchen.

Wrap sharp knives in cardboard or place them in holders.

You can prevent your utensils from getting bent or broken. Wrap them securely on top of heavier items and not beneath them.

Use plenty of tape to secure the boxes’ bottoms. Tape your boxes along their sides and middle seams. If the boxes are very heavy you may need to use twice as much tape.

Line fragile boxes with bubble wrap, packing popcorn, or packing paper to protect them.

Avoid allowing fragile objects to scratch the boxes’ inner walls. Instead, cushion the cardboard with padding.

To protect individual items, wrap them in paper.

Combine like-sized pieces such as bowls and flatware.

Wrap fragile items with dish towels

Place small objects in food storage containers.

You can fill the spaces between your boxes and packing popcorn, packing papers, or bubble wrap.

Any boxes containing breakables should be marked with “Fragile”

Avoid packing boxes too heavy to move or lift.

Label your boxes clearly so that you can easily identify what items to pack.

Royal can help you with all aspects of your move. Royal can help with local, long-distance, or commercial moves. Royal also offers plastic container rentals for moving, which are delivered before and picked up after the job is completed. They also offer storage and labor-only services. All labor costs are covered by one hourly, fair rate.

Here are some reasons to hire a professional for packing all your possessions.

It is worth it to reduce your stress. The pros will pack while you focus on what is important, such as transferring utilities and keeping your normal home schedule.

Professional packers know how to safely pack fragile items, small and large.

Professional packers are experts in packing. They have access to the most effective materials and knowledge about how to use them. These packing professionals are experts in foam cushioning and bubble wrap as well as furniture covers and packing paper. They also have the knowledge and expertise to pack boxes and special containers, such as wardrobe boxes, glass, plate divider inserts, and other sizes.

You might prefer to let professionals do the packing.

When moving into a new home, the kitchen is often one of the most difficult rooms to pack. You will find a small, medium, and large items in your drawers, cupboards, pantries, as well as expensive items. They are all in different sizes and shapes. You may also have perishable food in your fridge, or cleaning supplies underneath the sink. These items can prove to be hazardous if they are accidentally spilled. The following guidelines will help you pack efficiently your kitchen.

You will need to pack your kitchen with the following supplies

A plan will help you organize your packing process. The first step in creating a plan is to create a list of supplies. These are the essential items that you’ll need for a kitchen move:

For lightweight items such as plastic dish racks and small appliances, plastic kitchenware and baking tins and aluminum foil, five large boxes (18 x 18×24 x 24).

For heavier items, such as medium-sized appliances and pantry items, like cans of sugar and flour, pans and pots, silverware, and cookbooks, there are ten medium boxes (18x18x16).

Five large, heavy boxes measuring 18x18x28x28 inches with double walls are ideal for packaging fragile items such as wine and plates.

For fragile or small appliances and other delicate items, a bundle of 4- to 5-pound packaging paper.

You will need five to ten cells kits (18×18) which are sections of plastic or cardboard that fit inside a box. This is to protect fragile kitchen items such as glasses, stemware, and wine bottles.

Tape for packing

Use labels and markers for labeling boxes to make it easy to unpack.

Get organized in the kitchen and pack an essentials box

Planning and packing your kitchen well in advance is key to planning a successful kitchen move. You will have to keep the essential kitchen equipment you use until your move and then put them aside for when you get settled in. It is best to put your essentials in a few boxes and then grab them when you are ready. These are the most common kitchen items that you’ll need to keep in your essentials box.

For every member of the family, there should be at least one plate, bowl, cup, glass, or silverware.

You will be able to eat non-perishable foods before and after your move.

A couple of saucepans

Two or three sharp knives

Multipurpose cleaners and dish soap are two examples of cleaning materials.

Dishcloths and oven mitts are also available.

Toaster and coffee maker

Microwave

Get the food ready for your move before you leave

Reduce the food that you have to throw out before you move. This can be done by creating a plan to eat all your perishable food before you move. Keep your food shopping to an absolute minimum, and buy only essential foods. You can also throw out food or condiments you no longer use. Instead of throwing away food, eat as much as you can.

You can pack wine and liquor early in the packing process. You can choose the bottles that you will be opening during the move and set aside the remainder. Glass bottles, such as cooking oils and specialty oils that have not been sealed, can also be packed early.

Don’t overpack cans. They can become very heavy. You should pack cans on the bottom and lighter things on top. Dry goods that have been bagged or boxed can be damaged and can become split so don’t pack them in cans. To protect your individual jars, wrap them individually in packing papers and pack them with packing chips.

Prior to your move, pack utensils and flatware

If you own cutlery, sort it into the appropriate categories and then pack them in their original containers. Keep your silverware safe by placing it in an organizer tray. Wrap a layer of stretch wrap around the top to prevent the flatware from falling apart. You can wrap flatware with an elastic band in bundles, such as cutlery and utensils. If this is not possible or you don’t feel like leaving it in an organizer tray, wrap them in packing paper and place the boxes in a box similar to a shoebox.

How to pack cleaning materials and chemicals in your kitchen

Screw the caps off chemicals. Place a plastic bag on top of the bag. Tape the cap closed and place the chemicals into a bigger, sealed bag. Make sure to pack your chemicals separately in a container. Certain chemicals are not transported by some moving companies. If you hire a professional to move your items, make sure they know what is prohibited.

How to Pack Large Kitchen Appliances

To ensure that you safely unplug your appliances, read the owner’s manual. Use tape or bands to secure the appliances’ cords. For larger appliances, such as stoves or refrigerators, you will need tools for disassembling them. To move your appliances safely, you might need a moving cart, straps, and blankets. Some appliances may require the assistance of a gas engineer, plumber, or electrician to uninstall them safely and then install them. Unsafe situations can be created by a gas leak or flooding of the kitchen.

Prior to moving, consider selling or donating any used kitchen items.

Start the packing process with sorting, choosing, and simplifying. Take the time to go through every drawer and cupboard. You can donate items that are not needed to food banks or shelters, hold a garage sale, or hand items out to your friends and neighbors.

There are many ways to sell kitchen products. The internet makes it easy to sell your kitchen items. There are many options available, so you don’t have to limit yourself to yard sales or garage sales. You can also make money online that can be used for moving expenses, new cutlery, plates sets or kitchen appliances.

First, appraise what you are selling. Consignment shops can help you with this type of task. Consignment stores are skilled at valuing items so they can take care of them. Once someone buys your goods, you will receive a percentage of that selling price. You don’t have to deal directly with consignment stores. There are many online sellers. These are just a few examples.

Craigslist

Amazon Marketplace

eBay

Etsy

Although the Internet market is vast, listing your items can take time. If you own a home, a garage sale or yard sales is the most convenient option. Bartering with buyers is easy and quick. You don’t have to ship items or arrange times to pick them up. You don’t have to pay a listing or commission fee and all cash is yours.

Donating your kitchen equipment is another option. Most charities offer free pick-up if they have enough items, like large appliances or multiple boxes of kitchen equipment. To save time, gather all your donations together and schedule a pickup. Remember to request a voucher for donating items from the charity so you can deduct the donation from your annual taxes. These are some good donation sources to look into:

Goodwill

Habitat for Humanity

Salvation Army

Your Kitchen Items’ Packing Order

After you’ve sorted and sorted all the items, go ahead with the packing.

You can pack kitchen supplies that you don’t use often. You should start by packing those items that you don’t use every day in your drawers and cupboards.

Start with the messiest drawers.

Use cell boxes to pack your dishes and glasses in the kitchen.

Make sure to pack the pots and pans for your kitchen.

Prepare large appliances properly for the move. This should be done at least 24 hours before your move. Incorrect preparation could lead to gas leaks and broken parts. Appliances that don’t function can also be caused by improper preparation. If you are unsure how to prepare the appliances, consult a professional.

Cook books should be packed flat so that spines are not bent. The books should be placed in boxes according to your preference. Keep the most frequently used books on the top. You should not place more than 2 layers of books in a box. Fill the remainder of the container with light kitchen products.

Additional Things You Need to Keep in Mind When Packing Your Kitchen

These are other important things you should keep in mind when packing your kitchen.

Wrap sharp knives in cardboard or place them in holders.

You can prevent your utensils from getting bent or broken. Wrap them securely on top of heavier items and not beneath them.

Use plenty of tape to secure the boxes’ bottoms. Tape your boxes along their sides and middle seams. If the boxes are very heavy you may need to use twice as much tape.

Line fragile boxes with bubble wrap, packing popcorn, or packing paper to protect them.

Avoid allowing fragile objects to scratch the boxes’ inner walls. Instead, cushion the cardboard with padding.

To protect individual items, wrap them in paper.

Combine like-sized pieces such as bowls and flatware.

Wrap fragile items with dish towels

Place small objects in food storage containers.

You can fill the spaces between your boxes and pack popcorn, packing papers, or bubble wrap.

Any boxes containing breakables should be marked with “Fragile”

Avoid packing boxes too heavy to move or lift.

Label your boxes clearly so that you can easily identify what items to pack.

Here are some reasons to hire a professional for packing all your possessions.

It is worth it to reduce your stress. The pros will pack while you focus on what is important, such as transferring utilities and keeping your normal home schedule.

Professional packers know how to safely pack fragile items, small and large.

Professional packers are experts in packing. They have access to the most effective materials and knowledge about how to use them. These packing professionals are experts in foam cushioning and bubble wrap as well as furniture covers and packing paper. They also have the knowledge and expertise to pack boxes and special containers, such as wardrobe boxes, glass, plate divider inserts, and other sizes.

How To Pack Your Kitchen During A Move

Tips For Moving On A Budget

Are you planning to move soon? You should start planning your budget right away if you do. A move without a budget can cause pain for the neck and wallet.

It’s not easy to find ways to cut costs when moving. But it is possible if you know how to do so. These expert tips will help you pack boxes on a tight budget before moving.

Reduce your moving expenses by getting rid of all unnecessary items before you go

1. Declutter and give

Start by asking what can be thrown out when looking at ways to cut costs on moving. You will be able to move fewer shoes if you have fewer clothes.

One of the most effective ways to relax during a move is to donate or toss items you no longer need.

Take time to look at each room individually and assess the things you really need versus the ones you are able to live with.”

It not only reduces your move load but also gives you a potential tax deduction.

You may be able to deduct charitable contributions up to 50% of your adjusted gross income if you contribute to eligible nonprofits. However, there are limitations. To prove what you have given, make sure you get a receipt from your charity.

This budget-friendly guide can help you to save money when moving.

2. Packing materials at a low price

While you can’t move without packing tape, boxes, and other packaging materials, it’s not necessary to pay a lot of money for them. Moving is an easy way to save money by getting boxes free of charge.

You can also find bargain sites on social media to search for free boxes in your local area.

Find supplies in their own homes, whenever they can, to help save money during a move.

“Remember, your clothes, pillows and zip-top bags could do the same job at no cost as professional packing material.”

Moving on a tight budget? Another option is food storage containers. These are great for small items and breakables, as well as clothing. You’ll save money on moving boxes if you are more inventive with how you use things in your home.

3. Do the math on professional movers

Although hiring a professional moving company can take the stress out of moving your belongings from one place to another, it may also put pressure on your budget. It is important to understand the cost of moving.

Moving companies evaluate all options for hiring professional staff.

Most moving companies provide free quotes that are based on your criteria. Get at least four estimates before you choose a mover.

Are you looking for ways to cut costs on your next move? Professional movers don’t have to be more costly

Verify whether the moving company is paid per hour or according to the load you have.

Hourly moving services are a cost-effective option for those who have few items to move and/or are only traveling a short distance. If you need to move a large number of things or a long distance, a flat-rate fee based on load may be more cost-effective. Ask the professionals if you can get packing tape, boxes, or any other moving supplies for free if you choose to go with them.

Most moving companies provide free quotes that are based on your criteria. Get at least four estimates before you choose a mover.

4. Do the math on how to move yourself

You don’t have to move if you are going to do it yourself. However, there are ways you can save money.

Most people believe renting a truck to move is the most affordable way of moving.

Do you have a rough idea of how many cubic feet you will need if you rent a truck? If you choose a smaller truck, you will spend more gas for multiple trips. You’ll end up paying more for the space that you don’t use.

One way to cut costs on your move is to ask your family and friends to assist you.

If you are looking for somewhere to store your items temporarily while you move into your new home, a storage unit might be an option. You will need to decide if certain items must be shipped if you are planning a move across the country. This could impact your budget.

Another option to cut costs on your move: shop around.

Most truck rentals and storage businesses have price matching policies so price hunting is always worthwhile.

5. Make sure to check your calendar

The time you plan your move can have a significant impact on the price.

Moving from October to April can be 20-30 percent less expensive than moving during the peak season. If you are renting or hiring movers, it is important to consider the month in which you will move.

Moving mid-monthly can save you money

Moving during the middle of the month could help you get a lower rate because most rent leases expire at the end. You may find a better rate with movers when they have fewer reservations than at the end or beginning of each month. This could allow you to save some money and get a lower rate.

If you have a flexible schedule, rates tend to rise on weekends. This makes it more attractive for budget-minded people who can book a weekend move.

Being an early bird can help you save money on your move and also avoid panic.

Plan a month ahead to declutter and calculate your moving budget. Then you will be able to transfer your utilities, pack your necessities, and book a rental truck or moving company.

This budget-friendly guide can help you to save money when moving.

It’s easy to keep it simple

Although there are many things that go into moving, saving money doesn’t need to be difficult. A little common sense and creativity may be enough to save you money. These budget tips will help you save money and keep your mind clear during this transition.

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