When preparing to move into a new home, it’s always good to figure out beforehand what you’ll be packing in your own vehicle, versus what the movers will be loading onto their truck. Professional movers know precisely how to pack up so that none of your items get damaged during the move. At the same time, you’ll likely have to pack up your car as efficiently as possible. It’s vital to know what a moving professional can and can’t put in the moving truck.
Check out these five tips for packing your car to ensure a smooth moving day.
Before moving day, it is a good idea to determine what is impossible to transport in the moving truck. When you call a moving company, they’ll usually ask you how many items and boxes you plan to load into the truck. They’ll send a vehicle of the appropriate size for you. If you’re worried, call the moving company a few days before and ask if there are any items your movers can’t take or any other complications that might arise.
By planning everything a few days before, you can figure out what you can and can’t fit into your car. If your car is small, you should stick to carrying the basics and let the movers do the rest. Any pets, essential documents, and small electronics (like a laptop or gaming device) should come in the car with you. Figure out what else only you feel comfortable moving.
To pack things properly for moving, get extra supplies beforehand. Figure out which items are delicate and need special care and bubble wrap. Bind electronics with plenty of cushioning into a box that keeps it steady as the truck moves. Any dishes or heavy kitchenware should get wrapped up tightly, so if something does break, glass won’t spread everywhere. If you allow movers to pack for you, they’ll figure out how properly pack every item in your home.
One of the most important parts of moving is cleaning out your stuff! Moving is a fresh start, so why take unnecessary old items with you? If you’re relocating far away, all those extra items will weigh down the truck and cost you in fuel. There’s plenty of consignment shops where you can sell high-quality clothing that you don’t wear, and you can donate the rest to your local shelter or charity drive.
Packing certain items into a vehicle can become dangerous. Combustible items such as paint spray cans or automotive supplies can leak or explode inside a car, leading to a hazardous situation. Check online to see which materials are considered dangerous before you go.
Now that you have a better understanding of what items you should personally handle, leave the rest of it to the professionals. Q’s Moving Corp. offers exceptional moving services to the New York City metropolitan area. Our movers provide customers with packing, unpacking, wrapping furniture, assembling and disassembling furniture, and more. With numerous years of professional experience, our qualified movers are driven to making sure your possessions arrive at your new home unharmed. Contact us for your free quote.
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