When you are planning to move out of your home and into a new one, you know that there are many steps that you will need to take in order to be sure that you are able to get all of your possessions moved safely and securely. However, if you have not moved in a long time and have accumulated a large number of possessions in the meantime, you may need a few friendly tips and ideas to get you and your stuff moved in one piece. If you take this advice and incorporate these tips, your move will go as smoothly as possible and you will be enjoying your first night in your new home before you know it.
Get Creative With Your Packing Materials And Use Everything
One of the ways that you can go about making your moving and packing experience easier is to get creative with the materials that you pack with so that you are able to easily move your possessions and do not have to purchase boxes or other packing equipment. One of the best ways to start this process is to go into your packing with the mindset of using everything at your disposal.
For example, you can use any luggage and suitcases you have to move your clothing, shoes, bedding, and even breakables if you wrap them in your clothing and use the clothes as packing material. Canvas shopping bags are also an excellent resource for packing miscellaneous items, children's toys, and books among may other items.
For clothing that is already on hangers, you can use large plastic trash bags and poke a hole in the bottom with the metal hook of the hangers. Then slide the plastic bag down over your clothing. You can tie the bottom closed to prevent dust or dirt accumulation or leave it open if you plan to just hang them right up when you get to your new home.
Hire Movers For Your Larger Possessions
Your larger pieces of furniture can be quite difficult to move out of your house, into the moving van, and then again into your new house. They can be awkward to carry and extremely heavy. Because of this, it would be to your benefit to hire a moving company if only to help you with your larger and more cumbersome furniture.
One such example is trying to move your piano. Pianos are not only awkward to move and surprisingly heavy (even smaller ones). They are also delicate in a way because the keys and internal strings and mechanics can be easily damaged if they piano is jostled or dropped. As such, you can contact movers for piano moving services to get your piano to your new home in one piece and in working order.
Large couches, dining room tables, hutches, and any antique furniture you may have should also be left to movers to transport and get into your new home. This will save you stress and trouble and will keep your furniture as safe as possible.
With these tips in mind, you can be sure that your move will go as smoothly as possible.