Household Moving Tips: Use the Right Boxes
Shipping your household items across the country can be a pretty daunting experience, especially if this is the first time you’re actually doing it. With all the different household moving companies out there, it can be a challenge to find the right one that you can trust with all your stuff. But once you find it, actually getting your things moved is a whole different ball of wax, and one of the most important things that you can do is pack your items properly by using the right boxes for the job. Many moving companies offer full-service moving, which is where they bring the boxes and pack your stuff for you; however, it is not the most common method used among customers, who prefer to do it themselves, and this is what we’re going to discuss today.
You want to use the right boxes for each different item that you are packing. It’s pretty important – you can get away with using generic boxes for most things, but some items are best handled in the appropriate ways. If you’re opting to pack yourself, talk to your moving company about getting you some specialty boxes – finding them can be a challenge if you’re going the self-service moving route and packing everything yourself. If your moving company can’t get their boxes to you before the move happens, you can contact a self-storage facility or even buy them online and have them shipped to you before your move happens.
But what type of boxes should you get? As mentioned, for a lot of things small and medium-sized boxes are usually all you need. But what about things like dishes? If you’re concerned about your dishes breaking, a good way to prevent it is to use a dishware box, which is specially-designed to haul precious plates and bowls and other breakable kitchen utensils. What about the TV? Many TV’s out there today are flatscreen in nature, which is great for picture quality – but they’re fragile at the same time, unlike those older, boxy CRT TV’s that are slowly dying out. The best way to pack your TV is in the box it came in, but who keeps those lying around for years on end? Luckily, most places that you can get boxes from also have specialty boxes for electronics like TV’s, computer monitors and laptops. Talk to your moving company for more information.
If you’re interested in shipping your household items and need some quotes to get you started, visit our Household Moving Articles page; it has a dedicated household goods moving quote form on the left-hand side, and you can also peruse our list of helpful household goods transportation articles to get more information about the industry. You can also fill out our free auto transport quote request form to the left and select the option to get household moving quotes in addition to car shipping quotes – the processes are the same, only you’d get quotes for both your household items and your vehicle. And, if you have any questions about our services or the quotes you’ll receive, or just need some help getting your quotes to begin with, you can contact us toll-free at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents.