We live in the age of DIY and this applies to pretty much everything – from furniture to devices to moving. Most people have tried to approach moving by themselves at least once, and most of them probably hate it. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Today we will talk about some moving essentials, which will help you with your move no matter what. Just don’t forget to actually implement our advice and not just read about it.
Can’t stress this enough. They are so important, because you want your items to be safe. Everyone has had a grocery store cardboard box give up on them. That’s because they are cheap and thin.
You need quality boxes. There are some cardboard ones made specifically for the purpose of moving, but your best bet will be a moving box rental service. It just works.
Always Have an Overnight Bag
Just as important, you should always pack a bag with all your immediate necessities. This means toiletries, a fresh set of clothes, pajamas if you want, too. Additionally, this is where most people would put important documents and valuables as well. You can do that too, because you do need to have your papers with you ALL THE TIME.
You Are Not a One-Man Army
Sometimes you will need help. Another set of eyes can give you perspective both on packing, moving and loading your vehicle. So get your friends to help you. The move will be over before you know it, provided you know what you’re doing.
Another related tip – go buy your friends a beer or treat them to a nice meal. After all, they’ve helped you, when they could have stayed home, watching Netflix.
Sometimes Movers Are Required
If you have to move furniture, then 9 times out of 10 you will do a poor job of it. Even if you get several friends, not knowing the job of moving is going to cost you. If you can live with furniture scrapes, upholstery tears and similar things, then by all means go for it. But if you don’t want to ruin your $1000 leather couch – yeah, hire a moving company.
And that’s the thing. You don’t have to hire them for everything. You may only need your larger items moved by them, so you can take care of everything else. A lot of times this is the way to go and it works for many people.
Knowing the nuts and bolts of moving will be quite the benefit to you. Not only you will be able to pack, load and move everything more efficiently, but you will also be able to help your friends when they move.
In order to do that however, you have to educate yourself. We have posted quite a few articles talking about the different aspects of moving and packing, so you can go ahead and read those. Alternatively, the internet is quite the great source of information, so google “moving tips” and you will surely find something of value.