MOVERS KENSINGTON, MD: 5 TIPS FOR A STRESS-­FREE MOVE

You could argue that there’s no easy way to move ­­and most ​movers in Kensington, MD​ would have to agree.

Leaving one house for a different one, brings plenty of emotional baggage, and we can’t necessarily
help you with that. But when it comes to physical baggage, we’re experts.

Here are some ideas for making your packing and moving process as smooth as possible:

*Label Boxes with Rooms (Not Items)
Now there’s an interesting thought. Why do we torture ourselves by labeling individual items?

FORGET WRITING THIS ON THE BOX:

● Cutlery
● Breakfast Glasses
● Napkins

AND GIVE THIS A TRY:

● Kitchen

Chances are, ​Movers On Duty of Kensington, MD​ already know what items belong in your kitchen.

*Try Using Just One Box Size:
This may be a challenge and chances are you won’t be able to stick by the rule perfectly.

YOU WILL SAVE US A REAL TRUCK-LOADING HEADACHE IF YOU PREDOMINANTLY STICK TO ONE SIZE
OF BOX, THOUGH,  AND HERE IS A GOOD REASON FOR THIS:

1. Packing the truck becomes so much easier!
Using boxes that are the same size changes the game entirely; instead of playing Tetris level 8,  you’re basically stacking Jenga blocks. Most ​movers in Kensington, MD​ would rather play Jenga.

* Don’t Pack the Night Before!
You’ve heard this one a thousand times before, but procrastination still remains a primary cause of  moving anxiety. It doesn’t mean that your boxes must be full and stacked two weeks before the move;  just ​pack at least one box per day​ in the couple of weeks beforehand.

Furthermore, ​leave a box or two open until the moment it’s time to drive away
you’ll be glad you did when you find an extra pair of shoes, set of plates, or a few old boxes of baseball cards in your last walk through the house.

*Last Two Tips: ­­Ziplock™ Bags and Your “Apocalypse Box”

No, the Ziplock bags aren’t for sandwiches on the road (although we highly recommend those, too);  they’re
to help you ​keep track of hardware and other pieces that could be easily lost enroute.

Nuts and bolts from disassembled tables and laps are a good  example –  simply drop the hardware in a labeled bag and rest easy.

Last but not least, the “Apocalypse Box” ​should be well­stocked and easily accessible​. It will come in
handy if travel doesn’t go as smoothly as planned, and it will get you through the night if you’re simply too  tired to unpack boxes after a long day of travel. (Toothpaste, a change of clothes, and some snacks
should certainly be included, but only you know what you need most)

There’s some good news amidst the hustle and bustle of a move; Movers on Duty is always available to help you navigate the moving process!

Need expert advice, supplies, or Kensington, MD’s most reliable moving services?  Give Movers on Duty a call at 301.­512.­5012, or visit us ​online​.