Packing all your things from your current home is not as easy as you may think. Most homeowners do not realize that it will take at least six weeks to plan the move and pack their belongings. To make this task less stressful, Around Town Movers, your local piano movers, shares four packing tricks for relocating.
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Decluttering is part of the moving process, which allows you to ditch items that are no longer useful. This allows you to have more space to accommodate new additions to your home. When you’ve sorted all your things, start by packing your non-essentials. You may also want to stock as many boxes from your work, friends or stores, or purchase moving kits.
Label each box when packing. Write the content of the box, location in your house and other special instructions on the top and sides of the boxes to minimize the hassle during the move. Labels like “fragile” or “open first” will help you and your movers to know how to handle and where to put each box in your home. Keeping a complete list of what’s inside each box will also help you find things easier rather than digging through five boxes marked “kitchen” to look for your can opener.
To avoid scratches, wrap all your furniture, including tabletops, coffee tables and headboards in protective padding. Avoid using linens as an alternative since they can be ripped and stained during the move. Another furniture moving trick is to keep all the parts together. Screws, bolts and other small pieces, for instance, can be stored in a self-locking plastic bag.
Around Town Movers, your local movers, offers local and long-distance moving services. Call us today at (703) 291-1000, or text us at (703) 691-5598 to learn more about our services. We are a moving company serving Ashburn and Arlington, VA.