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How to Pack for Storage

How to Pack for Storage

Whether you are relocating and need to use storage space for some amount of time, or want to get rid of some excess furniture in your home, any reason to pack for storage is valid. However, packing for relocation and packing for storage can differ in some elements. How to pack things for storage so they are adequately preserved? Here are some things you should know. Before Packing – Inventory It doesn’t matter if your items will stay in storage for a few days or a few weeks. No matter how long they are there, you will ease your mind by taking inventory. Write down and make a list of items you packed and stored – especially the items of higher worth. Not only will you keep track of all the items so they don’t go missing, but you will also know if any of the items get damaged. Clean and Prepare When you are packing for storage, you are taking into account that the items will stay there for some time. That’s why, before packing, you should clean, vacuum, and disinfect your belongings. Whatever you pack needs to be dry before it goes into the boxes – damp or wet items can grow mold and possibly damage other items, too. Pack Linen Carefully Your linen, clothes, or any fabric can be a target for mold, strange smells, or even insects while in storage. That’s why it’s essential to protect them properly. For linen and clothes, vacuum-sealed bags can be a great option to preserve them. Also, plastic boxes which can be sealed are one of the safe options...
Home Packing Series – Full Guide on How to Pack Every Room

Home Packing Series – Full Guide on How to Pack Every Room

Having a big home is amazing, isn’t it? Your home is cozy, filled with nice memories, and the place where you feel the most at peace. All that is great until you have to pack everything up in cardboard boxes, plastic boxes, trash bags, and whatnot. Where to start? It can seem quite draining and nerve-wracking if you don’t prepare correctly. Need to pack up your whole house and get ready for relocating? Check out this complete, room-to-room guide. Before Packing – Prepare Before you start packing up all your belongings, you should do (and get) the following: Make a to-do listGet moving quotes and hire movers as soon as possibleDelegate duties between family membersGet packing supplies (boxes, plastic bags, packing tape and blankets, bubble wrap, packing peanuts, etc.) Now, let’s get into packing, room by room. Packing Kitchen One of the most demanding parts of the process is to know how to pack your kitchen in detail. The kitchen contains many appliances, as well as fragile dishes that can be quite heavy, too. One of the best pieces of advice is to start packing items or food you don’t use so often and that you know you won’t need until you relocate, for example, some specific cooking appliances or some canned food in the pantry. When packing dishes in boxes, apply the “heaviest to lightest” trick – the heaviest items go to the bottom, while the lightest go on the top. Packing Living Room When you think about packing a living room, you are not so upset, right? The living room seems rather easy to pack since it...
Packing and Moving Commercial Equipment

Packing and Moving Commercial Equipment

Relocating professional equipment might be more complex than relocating a house. Expensive machines and pieces of equipment will give you more of a headache than, for example, relocating a home office because you are dealing with more costly and valuable pieces for your business. Packing sensitive, commercial pieces is one of the trickiest jobs while moving. How to do it right? Take a look at these pro tips. Make a Detailed Plan Relocating a company should be planned out accordingly, whether you are relocating it nearby or long-distance. You need to be on top of the events before the moving day. Plan everything ahead and, if your team is larger, delegate duties and tasks. Inform all the employees about the move and give them enough time to prepare. Make checklists and daily goals to advance smoothly towards the moving day. Find Professional Movers As finding a professional moving team to carry out a commercial move smoothly can be a challenge, it’s essential to start as early as possible. Since your equipment is of great value, make sure to get good quotes. When the company makes an assessment, an in-person look would be the best, if possible. Also, go for the cost-effective solutions, but never at the cost of damaging your precious machines. Ensure safety and good service, even if that means investing more money since your business is your asset. Professional movers will use the best packing supplies and sturdy boxes for relocation. They should be able to guarantee the safety of the transported goods. Check out the insurance coverage and negotiate the best options for you. Ensure Yourselves...
Packing Oddly-Shaped Items – How to Do It Right

Packing Oddly-Shaped Items – How to Do It Right

When moving a house or business to a different location, you learn a lot about organizing for the moving day, as well as packing. The latter is definitely, quite a tedious process and, depending on the size of your house or office, it can get lengthy. Also, it can be easy or quite complicated, depending on the items you’re packing. For example, packing clothes and books is an easy task – those items are the easiest to put into boxes and suitcases simply because their shape makes it easy. But, how do you pack strangely-shaped items like certain lamps, decorations, or tools? Here are a few pieces of advice on how to do so.  Find Enough Time for a Demanding Task If the oddly-shaped items are a daunting task for you, the best thing to do is designate a specific time to protect and pack them. When you complete a task like this, it will be easier to pack other items. Use Appropriate Packing Materials & Boxes Since items with an odd shape are more challenging to fit into a box and keep safe, you need packing materials. Get packing paper, bubble wrap and moving blankets (or even your towels or blankets for buffering if you want to save money), duct tape, and a labeling marker. Boxes are also quite an essential item – the more fragile items you have, the sturdier boxes will be of help. When you get plastic packing boxes, you won’t be afraid that the boxes will get squished or damaged in the process, along with your fragile items in them. Do You Need Professional...
Packing & Unpacking Services – Do You Need Them?

Packing & Unpacking Services – Do You Need Them?

Relocating can take the best out of you since it can be a pretty stressful and overwhelming process. One of the things that add to it the most is the whole packing process. Why do people dread packing so much? Because it can get quite time-consuming and tedious. Professional moving companies offer packing and unpacking services. But, do you really need them? Here are some pros and cons to pro-packing. Pros of Pro Packing & Unpacking One of the biggest issues with packing is that it takes a lot of time. That’s why when professional packers take over, your precious asset, that is time, will be only yours. Another advantage is the expertise that professionals have over you, who would DIY the packing process. Pro packers usually use special relocation equipment and plastic boxes to protect your belongings, and they also know how to handle especially fragile pieces. Packing causes stress more often than not, and the experts you hire will eliminate it. Cons of Pro Packing & Unpacking If not the only important one for most people, one of the major cons is its price. Hiring people to pack for you costs money, and that’s why many people try to refrain from this service in order to save as much as possible while relocating. Also, while you have to pay for the white-glove services, you can’t go without doing your own inventory and preparing the belongings for packing. That’s why some of you might think – then, why shouldn’t I pack it all up once I’ve gone through all my stuff? Is It Worth It? This question really...
Packing Hangers & Hanging Clothes For Relocation

Packing Hangers & Hanging Clothes For Relocation

When we pack for relocation, regardless of its scope, it’s easy to get lost in all the fragile items, electronics, kitchenware, and chunky furniture. However, all the clothes on hangers are waiting to be packed. Even though this doesn’t seem like a difficult task to handle, some general guidance can make things go much easier and smoother. The most essential elements of the packing process are solid organization and reliable packing equipment. Packing hangers and hanging clothes can be the simplest thing to do. Here are some steps to make the process simple and easy. Make a to-do list with tasks When you have tasks prepared in advance, it will be much easier to get things done. Setting daily goals and the minimum of tasks to stay on track will help you stay focused. Get rid of excess clothes The best thing to do before the relocation is to get rid of excess stuff. We usually pile up a lot of clothes we don’t really wear, so getting rid of them before you start packing will make the whole process much easier. Appropriate wardrobe boxes We usually put our clothes on hangers to prevent wrinkling and damaging of the fabric. That’s why you can order practical wardrobe boxes that will leave your clothes in the same condition as it was the whole time in the closet. Packing hangers Secure the hangers with a rubber band so they don’t move, and then protect them all in one place. We are usually left with more hangers than we need, but to make the moving process overall more practical, inspect all the...
How to Make Packing Less Stressful

How to Make Packing Less Stressful

Relocation can bring about so much joy, excitement, and positive change. However, once you start executing all the tasks from your packing to-do list, the initial excitement will fade away. When you realize that what you thought will take 10 minutes goes on for over half an hour and the exhaustion kicks in, relocation won’t seem as fun anymore. Yes, relocation stress is real and packing can be a daunting task. But, there are ways to make the packing process easier and quicker. Here is what you need to do to minimize your packing stress. Start With Smaller Tasks When you look at it, it seems like a ton of work, right? Well, that is true and not true at the same time. If you divide the whole packing process into smaller, digestible tasks, you will save yourself a lot of headache and prevent from burying yourself into an overwhelming pile of things. Assign a few small tasks a couple of times in a day and give yourself more work as you get the hang of it. Manage Your Time This one might be the trickiest of them all. Many of us don’t start when they need to and then rush in the end while adding to the stress. When you start when you promised yourself to do so, you will manage your moving time better and the stress will fade away. Get Help in Packing If you have a lot to handle, you probably won’t be able to do it by yourself. Whether it’s a professional moving team to pack for you or your friends and family, getting...
Home Packing Series – How To Pack Bedroom

Home Packing Series – How To Pack Bedroom

Packing your home can be overwhelming and tricky, but it can be pretty easy to handle with an appropriate plan and organizing. The bedroom doesn’t sound as tedious of a task as packing home office or kitchen, but it takes some attention, too. What are the things to pay attention to when packing your bedroom? Let’s find out together. Leave Bedroom Last Bedrooms take the least effort to pack of all the other areas of your house. Let’s suppose it has the least complicated elements to pack – bed, closet, and vanity. That is why it’s the easiest to leave the bedroom last on your packing list. Pre-Packing? If you don’t want to leave tasks unfinished and pack the bedroom as soon as possible, you can pre-pack most of the items there. You will need your clothes, bed, and sheets until the last day, as well as after you just move into your new home. That’s why you can leave those unpacked since you are using them and pack and prepare everything else. Bed, Mattress, Vanity For most of the clothes and the wardrobe, you will be able to pack and disassemble first. The closer you come to the relocation day, the more you can pack and leave only essentials for yourself. Empty the closet and pack the clothes the easiest way for you – in clothing bags or even garbage bags, if you are DIY-ing it. Mattresses should be packed in special mattress bags to prevent them from getting damaged or dirty. For your convenience and easier carrying around, try to disassemble the bed as much as possible....
Home Packing Series – How to Pack Children’s Room

Home Packing Series – How to Pack Children’s Room

Whether you notice it immediately or not, the relocation will have quite an impact on your kids. They will feel the change as much as you do, without the coping mechanisms adults have. A child’s room is their little empire. Here is how to pack it and prepare for a smooth move. Pack Last, Prepare Early A child should have their schedule and routine uninterrupted as long as possible before the moving day because kids can be quite sensitive when it comes to relocation. However, even though the room should be packed last, you still have to organize and plan what and how to pack the room. Usually, children’s toys are a handful. Sort through & Declutter Toys Your child can be a toddler or a teenager, but regardless of their age, there are always some toys lying around, especially those that your child has outgrown and won’t use anymore. Go through the toys; see what you want to keep and what needs to go. When packing, protect the fragile items and place them in plastic boxes as they will maximize security. Sort through & Declutter Books School-aged kids will have lots of books in their room, and you will also have to go through them and see what the kid needs and what doesn’t. When it comes to packing books, take a smart approach, knowing that boxes with books will be the heaviest. Disassembling & Packing Furniture It would be best to pack the furniture the same you would while packing your living room or other rooms. Disassemble what can be disassembled, pack, and protect. We hope both...
Home Packing Series – How to Pack Bathroom

Home Packing Series – How to Pack Bathroom

Bathrooms might not be big, but they can be some of the trickiest rooms to pack. When we compare a bathroom to all other rooms, it usually contains the most products with liquids inside, aluminum cans, etc. It is the only place, aside from when you are packing your kitchen when you have to pay attention to not spilling something and making a major mess. Packing a bathroom can be easy and systematic. Let’s see how it can be done. Sort Your Cabinets Out We all know how it goes – over the course of months and even years, we tend to accumulate some junk in our cabinets in the bathroom. Go over them and check your products, whether they are skin and body care products or even medications. Toss the expired or suspicious-looking bottles and packaging. After you sort them out, the packing will be easier.  Protect & Seal Skin and hair care products, as well as make-up, need to be sealed and protected, as some of those packagings can be fragile —double-check and seal all the bottles that can spill in transport. You can seal most of them with duct tape, but you will have to toss those you cannot secure. Bubble wrap or even cotton pads will help protect and fill out some hollow packaging. Packing Items Label your boxes so you know where you can store them for transport. You will have to be particularly careful while using cardboard boxes, while with plastic crates, you will have more security and...