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The Importance Of Packing and Moving Boxes

The Importance Of Packing and Moving Boxes

When it comes to relocating to a new place, moving can be a hassle.  There is a lot of steps that go into the moving process. The most noteworthy is packing. Before moving into your new home, you have to pack all your belongings away. Some people underestimate how important it is to pack their possessions properly. Others, who are moving for the first time, have hard time understand how they should place things into boxes. For new or experienced movers, here are a few helpful moving tips to preparing your move.

Moving Supplies

Like everything else, preparation is key. It is hard to pack things away properly when you don’t have the material you need. It is like a chef without cooking supplies. But in this case, it’s moving supplies. It essential to have tools to even start the moving process. Different sized moving boxes to handle smaller or larger objects in your house. Packing tape to keep your boxes shut tight. Packing paper or plastic wrap to protect your fragile items from a break during the move. Invest in bubble cushioning to protect your ceramic, glass, and porcelain. Also, don’t underestimate the power of plastic sandwich bags to make sure you keep your nails and screws from being misplaced. After all, getting to your new home and finding out you can’t put your bed together is stress that no one should deal with.

Packing Your Moving Boxes

Now that you have your supplies, it is time to pack! But how should you pack? More importantly, what is the best way to pack?

First of all, you have to remember to use the right sized box for the item. Use small boxes for books and other small objects. Also, try to put heavier objects in smaller boxes. Filling a large box with heavy items will make it difficult to move. Furthermore, it is important to use all your space in the box. This prevents items from shifting during the move.

Put all your fragile things together. Although it seems nerve-wracking, having specific boxes that hold your breakables makes it easier. Singling them out will make sure that your movers know they need to handle them with care. You can use packing paper and plastic wrap to make sure they are snug and protected. However, another suggestion is to use your blankets and other soft items to cushion them as well.

Label, Label, and Label

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Now that your belongings are packed away, labeling them is vital. Writing down what is in the box can make sure the movers know where to put the box in your new home. In addition, you can make it clear which boxes have valuables that are breakable. This makes sure that all your boxes are handled with care while they are being loaded and unloaded.

Now that you are an expert at packing, it’s time for moving day. But don’t rely on any moving company, trust Men on the Move. For over 20 years, we have been helping families and companies move all across Michigan. We only hire experienced workers to make your move easier. We offer supplies to help you prepare for your move.

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Free Moving Boxes When You Book Your Next Move!

Free Moving Boxes When You Book Your Next Move!

Spring is in the air and summer is right around the corner. Do not wait for your chance to get free moving boxes for your next move. From now till April 30th, Men on the Move is offering up to $50 in free moving boxes when you book your next move.  Moving boxes are essential in an organized and fast move. Without them you are just asking for trouble and chaos.

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Reasons For Using Moving Boxes

If you want your next move to go smooth, then using boxes are your best bet. Also, besides the boxes, packing tape, markers, and packing supplies are all essential. First make sure to secure your belongings in the proper boxes. If packing dishes, make sure to use a dish pack. This will help protect you breakable dishes for the move. Next if you have clothes that you may not want to wrinkle we suggest a wardrobe, this allows you to hang items during the move.

Also, your mattress you will want to protect, so we suggest a mattress cover. This is a heavy duty clear poly bag that slips over the top of your mattress protecting it during the move. Then of course there is a multitude of box sizes to choose from. Once the boxes are filled, make sure to look inside and label the box properly. Labeling is probably one of the most important steps of packing your belongings. With proper labels the movers can place the box in the proper room instead of waiting for you to tell them each time.

These are just some of the few tips when moving. Make sure to take advantage of this special offer of free $50 worth of boxes. By saving you money and making your next move simple and easy you can not lose!

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Last Minute Moving

It’s always a great idea to plan your move well in advance. Usually, planning two to three months ahead of time is a good time span to get all of your belongings sorted out. Although Men on the Move recommends you to plan ahead, sometimes people don’t have time and have to move last minute. Regardless, we are here to help you.

Last MInute Moving Advice

Last minute moving can be a pain and can feel like you’re being rushed but with these tips, we can make your quick move seem like it was planned:

  1. Throw away the unnecessary junk. Getting rid of the items that you don’t need is essential when doing your last minute move because it helps you in the long run. Instead of just packing up everything and moving, sorting and throwing away or donating the things that you no longer want makes your move easier. The fewer items you have to pack, the less stress you’ll have whenLast Minute Moving moving. Moving takes time and energy and by having everything already sorted out or thrown away prior to moving to another location, it will make your move even smoother.
  1. Make piles. Sorting your belongings into three piles (to keep, to throw away, and to donate) can be very beneficial during your last minute move. If you haven’t used, worn, or played with it in over a year, throwing it out or giving it away would be your best bet. Moving last minute doesn’t have to just involve you; your family and friends can get involved too to help your move go by faster.
  1. Start packing. Men on the Move suggests using boxes when packing. Used or new boxes, the choice is yours. Make sure you properly wrap things such as mirrors, lamps, and glass with bubble wrap for safety reasons. Fragile objects like that will need to be carried more carefully than things such as clothes and shoes. Once everything is packed away, look around your old home to make sure you’re not forgetting anything. Check out our tips on properly packing your boxes for some helpful advice!

Hire Men on the Move Today

Men on the Move love to see our customers satisfied. If you’re currently packing for your last minute move, contact us today. Finally, let us help you take that burden off of your shoulders.

Recycle Your Moving Boxes!

Moving from one place to the next means packing and emptying a lot of boxes. The bigger your house, the more boxes you have when the job is done. An average move uses around 60 boxes, which is a half ton pine tree! There are many ways in which you can reuse or recycle your boxes rather then putting them on the curb for the garbage man.

A great way to recycle moving boxes, or large appliance boxes is to give them to the kids. Children can decorate and create unimaginable things from cardboard. As a child my favorite was to create a little house out of  large recycled  boxes. You can cut out a door, windows, paint the house, and let your imagination run wild. You can make costumes, castles, forts, furniture, and countless other creations from a simple cardboard box.

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