Welcome to our moving and packing tips blog!
We are better movers than writers but we’ll do our best to share some wisdom with you.
After all, 10 years in the moving industry have taught us a few lessons.
Disclaimer(s): We are a moving company, we are just sharing our opinion on this blog, do not take it as advice. If you are in need of packing services or moving services, we recommend you hire a professional moving company.
If you have decided to pack and/or move yourself, we honestly wish you luck! But as stipulated by law, we can not and do not make any guarantees about your ability to get results with our ideas, information, pics or strategies. We don’t know you and, besides, your results in life are up to you. Right?
We just want to help you by posting great accurate content and tips. The only way we can guarantee your satisfaction is if you hire us to help you but if you do it yourself, you are on your own. If you are not happy for any reason with the quality of our service, just ask for Luis Montalvo, the owner of Movers On Duty. He will take care of you.
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Moving tips – Plan Ahead and Be Prepared
So much to do, so little time (or so it seems). Whether you’re moving across town or to another state, you should familiarize yourself with what’s involved in moving and begin organizing at least 2-3 weeks in advance.
By pacing yourself, the move won’t seem nearly as overwhelming. You could also involve the entire family by spreading certain responsibilities to each person, even the children. The following tips should help you with this process:
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Packing Tips to make moving easier:
Before packing, we recommend you have a yard/garage sale to get rid of unused or unwanted items. This is usually the best way to purge items that are no longer needed. Nowadays technology makes this task very easy. Many people use craigslist.org or OLX.com to post their items for sale, as well as Apps like OfferUp.
At the end of the day, donate the things that didn’t sell. The less items you have to move, the easier and less expensive the move will be!
Use the right size boxes when packing.
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How to pack a truck?
Here are some tips for loading a moving truck like a pro so you can use all the space that is available to you.
Follow these simple packing and loading tips and you’ll notice that you’ll not only pack more efficiently but your move will go much smoother than you might have imagined:
Some experts believe that the largest items should be loaded in first to ensure you have the room necessary for them. Others believe that you should load the boxes in first, building a wall of Continue reading “How to load a moving truck”
How to safely protect furniture when moving?
- Use moving blankets and plastic wrap as needed.
Especially when it comes to delicate wooden furniture, there is no such thing as “too much” protection. It’s always better to be safe than sorry–when you’re Continue reading “How to protect furniture when moving”
How to properly pack dishes?
Learn how to easily pack dishes like a PRO
- The #1 tip we can give you when it comes to packing a dish box is to use lots of packing paper. You can never use too much paper. The more paper you are using, the more protection the items get. The #2 best tip is to contact a professional moving company to help with your move.
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How to pack books?
Before we start packing, we must know the right size box to pack books
The book box is 1.5 cubic feet and measures 17”x12 3/8”x 12 3/8”. This box is the smallest of the standard-sized boxes, and because of that, it is the ideal choice for packing heavy items and small items.
This is one of the most common moving box sizes, and can be used for a wide variety of items.
How to properly pack books in 3 easy steps
Step 1: Prepare the Box for Packing
If you are using new boxes, you’ll need to put them together first. Make sure you seal the bottom well by doubling the amount of tape. If you’re-using a recycled box, we recommend you always tape the bottom again with packing tape to make sure it will hold. Continue reading “How to pack books”
How to Pack a Wardrobe Box – Packing tips
One of the best packing tips we can give you is to always get all of your household items packed into sturdy cardboard boxes. (Plastic bags won’t really work)
A wardrobe box is the largest standard sized box that most movers use for packing. Our wardrobe boxes measure 24’’ x 21’’ x 49’’ and come with a 24’’ metal hanging bar.
It is specially designed to safely transport hanging clothes during the course of the move (Hanging closet clothes, such as coats, boutique items, suit jackets, dresses, and any other hanging shirts or pants). Your clothes will not become wrinkled during the move, because you can leave your clothes on the hanger.
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Packing and Moving TVs, Artwork, Pictures & Frames
If you’re moving monitors, TVs, photos, large pieces of artwork or other framed prints, you need to know how to prepare them for moving so you don’t end up with broken screens/glass or chipped frames. We will now show you how we do it.
When moving large pieces of artwork, it is best to pack each piece in a separate specialty box that is slightly larger than the frame you’re packing. If you can’t find specialty boxes, take apart a used box and flatten it.
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