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Welcome to our moving and packing tips blog!

We are better movers than writers but we’ll do our best to share some wisdom with you.

After all, 9 years in the moving industry have taught us a few lessons.

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Correct way to lift heavy furniture

Correct way to lift heavy furniture

How to lift heavy furniture?

If possible, always ask someone to help you and use a dolly or a hand truck:

how to move heavy furniture

A hand truck or a square moving dolly could be good options depending on the type of furniture you’re moving. A hand truck (see pic above) is a piece of metal moving equipment that stands upright with wheels on the bottom. The handle is at the top and a platform to hold the furniture is at the bottom by the wheels. A moving dolly is a small square platform with four wheels.

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How to load a moving truck?

Here are some tips for loading a moving truck like a pro so you can use all the space that is available to you.

 

How to load a truck

Follow these simple packing and loading tips and you’ll notice that you’ll not only pack more efficiently but your move will go much smoother than you might have imagined:

Some experts believe that the largest items should be loaded in first to ensure you have the room necessary for them. Others believe that you should load the boxes in first, building a wall of  Continue reading “How to load a moving truck?”

How to pack books for moving?

What size box to pack books?

The book box is 1.5 cubic feet and measures 17”x12 3/8”x 12 3/8”. This box is the smallest of the standard-sized boxes, and because of that it is the ideal choice for packing heavy items and small items.
This is one of the most common moving box sizes, and can be used for a wide variety of items.

How to properly pack books in 3 easy steps

Step 1: Prepare the Box for Packing

If you are using new boxes, you’ll need to put them together first. Make sure you seal the bottom well by doubling the amount of tape. If you’re-using a recycled box, we recommend you always tape the bottom again with packing tape to make sure it will hold. Continue reading “How to pack books for moving?”

Packing and Moving Artwork, Pictures & Frames

If you’re moving photos, large pieces of artwork or other framed prints, you need to know how to prepare them for moving so you don’t end up with broken glass or chipped frames.

Packing tips for moving:

When moving large pieces of artwork, it is best to pack each piece in a separate specialty box that is slightly larger than the frame you’re packing. If you can’t find specialty boxes, take apart a used box and flatten it. You’ll need a box that is bigger than the picture and frame. You will also need packing paper, linens,  bubble wrap or other soft material to wrap and protect the frame. Continue reading “Packing and Moving Artwork, Pictures & Frames”

Moving tips – Plan Ahead and Be Prepared

So much to do, so little time (or so it seems). Whether you’re moving across town or to another state, you should familiarize yourself with what’s involved in moving and begin organizing 2-3 months in advance.
By pacing yourself, the move won’t seem nearly as overwhelming. You could also involve the entire family by spreading certain responsibilities to each person, even the children. The following checklist should help you with this process.

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How to Pack a Wardrobe Box – Packing tips

One of the best packing tips we can give you, is to always get all of your household items packed into sturdy cardboard boxes. (Plastic bags won’t really work)

A wardrobe box is the largest standard sized box that most movers use for packing. Our wardrobe boxes measure 24’’ x 21’’ x 49’’ and come with a 24’’ metal hanging bar.

It is specially designed to safely transport hanging clothes during the course of the move (Hanging closet clothes, such as coats, boutique items, suit jackets, dresses, and any other hanging shirts or pants). Your clothes will not become wrinkled during the move, because you can leave your clothes on the hanger. Continue reading “How to Pack a Wardrobe Box – Packing tips”