Smart Packing Tips for Moving Day
The last thing you want to find out is that after a long day of moving an expensive item has been damaged. When you’re just getting comfortable into your new house, that’s bound to dampen your spirits.
Here are some packing tips to assist you and help you avoid this:
- Wear-and-tear boxes should be avoided because they are more likely to tear open during a transfer.
- Bubble wrap or foam chips can be used to pack glass and similar goods, but not too tightly. Just enough to keep the rattling to a minimum.
- For heavier objects, use tiny boxes. It’s difficult to lift a large box of books. (A box shouldn’t weigh more than 50 pounds, according to experts.)
- For delicate devices like laptops, cameras, and flash drives, use anti-static packing materials.
- Purchase specialized packing for precious objects like dishes, musical instruments, and apparel. It’s a wise investment.
- Don’t overfill a box to the point that it bulges.
- Electrical cords should be wound and tied.
Finally, if at all possible, transport important belongings (such as family photographs) to your new house on your own. If you’re looking for an exact market value for your house, give us a call at 401-396-2888 and we’ll give you a free estimate. We’re always happy to help!