Protect Belongings When Moving

How Do You Protect Belongings When Moving?

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No one enjoys opening their moving boxes only to find broken or damaged items. If you don’t want to deal with this problem, you must protect your items during the moving process. Here are a few ways to ensure your belongings stay safe during a move. 

1.Choose the Appropriate Boxes and Pack Well

The first step is to invest in the right moving boxes. Ensure that you pack them correctly. While being lazy about the packing process is easy, you need to understand its implication. Using inappropriate boxes is one of the main reasons for damaged boxes. 

 The first step is assessing and organizing your belongings based on fragility and weight. Develop a system to ensure everything goes into the correct box. Pack your fragile items in separate boxes to minimize the risk of damage. You also want to ensure you aren’t under-packing or over-packing your boxes. Wrapping glasses, dishes, and other breakable items in bubble wrap will help to prevent them from being damaged during the move.

2. Hire the Right Moving Team

Once you have made your moving plans, it is time to bring in the right team to assist you. Hire a professional moving team to facilitate the moving process. Their experience can help you pack your valuables and get to your destination safely.

3. Take Advantage of the Layer Method

Before putting items into your storage boxes, put a cushion or a layer of Styrofoam peanuts at the bottom. Ensure that all your fragile items are wrapped in blankets, newspapers, or other types of protective wrapping. Putting bubble wrap between layers will keep them from moving. 

4. Consider Renting  a Storage Unit

Consider using a self-storage unit to keep your items safe. This is especially important when you want to move long distance or need to store your items for a while. Renting self-storage units is affordable, and you can access your items 24/7. 

Ensure that you are working with the suitable self-storage facility. The units need to be safe, clean, and well-maintained. If necessary, you should have a climate-controlled unit. Look out for security features like video cameras, lockable doors, coded entry, and theft alarms. 

5. Label Your Boxes

Use clear labels on all your moving boxes. That way, you know what needs to be handled with care. When labeling your boxes, do not forget to mark ‘fragile’ or ‘this side up.’ They make it possible to handle your boxes in the best way possible. Be sure to label all boxes with their contents and the room they belong in. This will make unpacking a lot easier and help to ensure that nothing gets lost in the move. It would be best if you always were responsible for the special items. If you have heirlooms, antique items, or pieces that you consider special, keep them close to you. 

If you aren’t careful, your items could be damaged or lost during a move. Working with the right moving company can make this process easier. In addition, you could work with a storage facility to keep your items safe until you settle in a new location. 

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Jacky Chou

Jacky Chou is an electrical engineer turned marketer. He is the founder of Indexsy, Far & Away, Laurel & Wolf, a couple FBA businesses , and about 40 affiliate sites. He is a proud native of Vancouver, BC, who has been featured on Entrepreneur.com, Forbes, Oberlo and GoDaddy.