A Few More Household Moving Tips
We’ve given out a lot of tips regarding making your next household move easier, and we’re back with a few more that you can utilize to make things that much simpler for you. To start, you should pack ahead – if you know you’re going to be moving sometime in the next few months, anything that can go into a box right now absolutely should. Have a lot of seasonal clothes, or books you don’t read all that much but would hate to get rid of? Pack it up now, because when it comes time to ship all the rest of your worldly possessions you won’t have nearly as much work to do. And mitigating how much work you need to do when shipping your stuff across the country is going to help you a lot.
When packing, keep like items together – haphazardly throwing everything into a box isn’t going to do anything but make it harder and more dangerous for your movers. Not only that, but when it comes time to unpack it’s going to be a lot easier for your movers to put things in the right room if everything in each box is supposed to go to that room. For instance, why would you throw kitchen utensils in with a bunch of clothes or books? Those don’t go in the kitchen, and that’ll just require you to do more work when it comes time to unpack. Properly labeling boxes for your movers and only putting items in those boxes that go in those specific rooms will help you immensely when it comes time to unpack – remember, a household move is a lot more complex than simply packing stuff up and letting your movers take it. You have to setup your new home once you get there too.
Something that a lot of people don’t do is consolidate cleaning supplies. This can be a real life-saver, especially if you’re moving into a fixer-upper or if the home you’re moving into needs some cleaning. It shouldn’t, of course, but at the same time we can’t all buy dream homes in our dream cities, and sometimes realtors don’t disclose all the details of the home you’re moving into. Not only that, but cleaning supplies need to be carefully marked as some of them can be toxic if used incorrectly. Jostling and moving around in a truck can cause tops of cleaners to detach, especially on older bottles, and shifting during transport can even cause cleaners to break – which can lead to dangerous chemical interactions. All household cleaners should be packed in a box and marked dangerous, and you should inventory what you put in there for your mover in case they know something about those cleaners you don’t.
If you’re interested in shipping your household items but don’t know where to start, you’re in luck – we can get you started on your next household move via our helpful Household Moving Articles section. In addition to gaining access to a lot of helpful and informative articles about household moving services, you also get access to our free household moving quote request form, which will net you free quotes in your email from top household moving companies completely free of charge. You can also get free household moving quotes on our auto transport quote form, if you need to ship your vehicle as well as your stuff – you can access that on the left of this blog post, as well as on our homepage and most pages on our website. You can also contact us toll-free at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents any time.
Since 2007 Dave has written all the content and blogs for American Auto Shipping and during this time added the duties of customer support and transport logistics.
He currently resides in Washington with his three kids and their mom and cat. A fan of Marvel movies and good stories, when not shipping cars Dave can be found working on his novel, enjoying a good book or playing some tournament HALO.
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