Whether you are moving across town or across the country, All The Right Moves has a few tips to get you and your belongings there safely.
The Right Box
Be careful to consider the size of the boxes you are using and what you are trying to pack. Bigger isn’t always better. For lighter items like linens, towels, and pillows, use large boxes. For heavier items like dishes and books, you will want to use smaller boxes.
Mind the Gap
Do not leave empty spaces in your boxes. Gaps allow contents to slide around inside. Protect contents by filling the gaps with newspaper, packing peanuts, towels, or even clothing.
Label boxes with their contents and the room they will go in at your destination. This will take the guesswork out of unloading. Making an inventory log is also helpful so nothing gets left behind.
Always stack heavier items on the bottom. Putting lighter boxes on top makes for easier lifting and less back strain. Practice safe lifting techniques – bending at the knees, not the back – so as not to cause injury.
Use masking tape to make an X across glass picture frames then secure the frames in bubble wrap. Place a piece of cardboard between frames if they are small enough to box up. You can also wrap breakables in towels and blankets for added protection. You may want to consider wood framing for larger pieces of artwork.
The Bigger They Are
Bubble wrap can also protect furniture from bangs and scratches. Wrap it around table legs and across TV screens. Consider packing TVs in their original boxes if you have them. Do not lay televisions flat, because this can ruin a plasma or LCD display.
If you need a moving truck or a few extra hands, consider your local movers in Denver for help.