So, you have decided to do one of the most important steps in your life, moving! This can be understandably one of the most daunting tasks to undertake. Do not fear, we are here to give you some good guidelines and pointers on how to make your move as smooth as possible!
The first thing you do want to complete is a checklist and a game plan. The first thing to do if you are in the Phoenix, Arizona area check out moving companies Phoenix you can search this online and you will be so surprised at what you find! This step will take the worry out of how will I even get all my stuff from point A to point B?
On your checklist you will want to have cardboard boxes of various sizes, packaging paper, bubble wrap, markers, and labels. This is what you will need as we start the journey for packing up your items as we go, now you can ask the moving company if they also do packing for you, but sometimes that can cost extra money but that is at your discretion of course. However, for the do it yourself type there are certain ways to pack things that make it easier on you and your moves to get you going without the fear of breaking objects.
Once you start pick one room and get it all packed before you move to your next room, this will keep things in an orderly fashion. When packing your glasses, one of the number one items that can get broken on a move but with this easy step will help for it not to happen. Use a cardboard box that has double walls sometimes referred to as a ‘dishpack’ box, check out some of them here. Take your packaging paper and roll your glasses up with it, generally do at least 3 to 5 layers, then place the glasses vertically in the box, make a layer with some more packaging paper and repeat till the box is full. If you find holes on the sides just fill those with crumpled up packaging paper. Now make sure you are taping the box shut with good quality packing tape and make a least two to three lines of tape. Next label what is in the box with your markers and the area it needs to be placed in like if its kitchen write kitchen on the box. This helps the movers know which room to place the box in when they are delivering. With things that are breakable even though we packed it very securely I would still right FRAGILE on the box. Following these steps for most of your small items that are breakable will save you frustration later.
The one key thing to remember on a move is that most moving companies are not allowed to move chemicals, flammable liquids, propane tanks (even if empty), lawn equipment that still has the oil and gas in them, pesticides, charcoal, and fertilizer check out this article about what movers will not move for more information. The best way to start off with your moving company is to have a one on one, show them what you have, go over the cost, and what is included with working with them.