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Wrapping Up and Packing Away

When moving, there are several materials that you need to keep your goods safe and secure during the moving process. Familiarize yourself with these items and know how much you need for your move.

  • How Different Types of Packing Materials Help You Move

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on November 30, 2018

    When moving, there are several materials that you need to keep your goods safe and secure during the moving process. It is important to be familiar with these items and to make sure that you have enough of these materials for your move. Each packing material will help in...

  • How to Create Bumpers to Cushion Your Belongings

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on November 30, 2018

    When packing your belongings for your move, you want to be sure that they will be in the same good condition when you unload them in your new home. There are several things you can do to protect your goods during transport and prevent any moving-related damage. One of the best...

  • The Best Sized Moving Boxes for Every Step of Your Move

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on July 2, 2019

    When packing for a move, you are bound to use a lot of cardboard boxes. It is important to know the best size moving boxes for every part of your move. Even though boxes come in a variety of sizes, you need to pay special attention to which items you put into the different-sized...

  • Packing Fragile, Oddly Shaped or Sharp Items

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on November 26, 2018

    There are certain items that require special attention when being wrapped up and packed away. These fragile, and oddly shaped items need to be packed in the best possible way to ensure that they arrive in your new home free of any damage. Before you start packing, you will...

  • The Best Way to Label Moving Boxes

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on August 27, 2009

    By labeling your boxes, your move will be much more organized and easier for you and your movers. Labeling can save a lot of time when your boxes are being unloaded into your new home. The movers will know exactly what room to put each box in, and you will know what is in them....

  • How to Know How Many Boxes You’ll Need for Your Move

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on December 17, 2018

    It's a common dilemma --you're ready to pack, but you're unsure of exactly how many boxes you'll need to buy. While you could ask friends or family members who have recently moved how many boxes they used, this isn't always an accurate method. Everyone has different amounts of...

  • Top 3 Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Packing Materials

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on December 3, 2018

    Moving can produce a lot of waste. Packing materials account for most of it, so you should follow a few basic green moving practices to reduce the amount of waste your move creates. A lot of packing materials are harmful to the environment. For example, mountains of used...

  • Benefits of Using Wood Boxes and Crates

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on May 16, 2013

    Using wood boxes and crates rather than other packing materials can be beneficial to your move. As an eco-friendly alternative to cardboard and plastic, wood is a natural resource that is not only more beneficial than man-made material, but is better looking as well. Read why...

  • Top 6 Essential Tools You'll Need on Moving Day

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on December 6, 2018

    Transporting the contents of your home to a new location is back-breaking work. Having the optimal tools while conducting a move will ensure your heavy, fragile and valuable possessions will make it your new home safely and unscathed. The proper moving tools will also prevent you...

  • How to Move a Pool Table by Yourself

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on November 30, 2018

    Moving a pool table is difficult due to its heavy weight and bulkiness. Unless you are only relocating it to a different room, it must be carefully disassembled to be moved out of your home. After moving, if it is not reassembled the right way, it will make playing on the table...

  • How to Pack and Move Valuable Items Long Distance

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on November 30, 2018

    Moving is a major cause of stress and a long distance move is certainly no exception. In fact, planning and preparing for a long distance move is even more stressful. As you prepare for your move and to pack your belongings, you'll inevitably come to your most valuable...

  • When to Avoid Certain Packing Materials

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on December 4, 2013

    When packing, there is no formula to use for every item. Different belongings require different types of packing materials and procedures to keep them properly protected during your move. Some packing materials can be harmful or ineffective for certain items-find out what ones to...

  • How to Wrap and Protect Wood Furniture When You Move

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on December 3, 2018

    The way you wrap your wood furniture is key in protecting them during your move. There are a lot of simple moving mistakes made relocating furniture that should be avoided to prevent damage. Here are some tips on how to properly wrap and protect your wood furniture for your move.

  • Top Items To Vacuum Pack for Your Move

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on December 18, 2018

    It should be established right from the start that you can't vacuum pack everything. Vacuum packing is putting items into an airtight plastic bag and removing all of the air, reducing the amount of space the items take up. Some items are filled with layers of air in between them...

  • When Do You Start Packing for a Move?

    Cassandra Rose  Posted by Cassandra Rose on December 5, 2018

    Packing is a monumental task--and to complicate matters further, you have to figure out when to start. You cannot pack your belongings too early or you won't have access to the items you use on a daily basis. Conversely, if you wait too long to wrap and box your belongings...

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