Moving Towards Storage

I have always been one of those people who is concerned about keeping their house as clean as possible, which is probably one of the reasons I started thinking more seriously about using professional storage. I didn't want to have to worry about tripping over things that I didn't use on a daily basis, so I began focusing on making things right. Within a few short months, I was able to rent a storage unit, pack things up, and move them out of my house, and it made a huge difference. This blog is all about moving towards renting a storage unit and sorting things out.

Preparing For Your Next Move


As you are going through the process of preparing to move to a new home, many steps must be followed. Otherwise, problems that could slow your move or damage your items will be more likely.

Properly Pack Any Art Or Antiques

Art and antiques can be among the most valuable possessions that you have. However, these items can be remarkably fragile, which can put them at an extreme risk of suffering damage during the course of a move. To avoid damaging these delicate items, they should be packed individually with ample padding and moisture control packets. This may take a lot of space if you have many different antiques and pieces of art, but it may be the only way to keep these items safe during the course of the move.

Limits Your Risk Of Suffering Injury During The Move

Moving can be a time that individuals may be more susceptible to suffering serious injuries. Often, these injuries will be to the back, knees and other joints. In addition to joint damage, pulled and torn muscles can also be common injuries that are experienced during a move. Wearing braces and thoroughly stretching before any lifting can reduce the odds of suffering this type of injury. However, if you are particularly susceptible to joint or muscle injuries, hiring professionals to move your possessions for you may be the safer option.

Stay Organized Throughout The Entire Moving Process

If your possessions become disorganized during the packing process, you will find that unpacking and setting up your new home will be far more difficult. During the moving process, items from each room should be close kept together. Furthermore, writing all of the items that are in each box on the exterior can reduce any confusion that may be encountered when you are unloading the moving truck and deciding where the boxes need to be placed.

Avoid Letting Your Items Get Too Hot While They Are Being Transported

The back of standard moving trucks can become extraordinarily hot. This is particularly problematic for those moving to desert or beach areas as well as those that are moving during the summer. Many fragile items can suffer severe damage if they are exposed to extreme temperatures for long periods of time. If you will need to move fragile items, paying the additional fees for a climate-controlled moving truck can be an excellent investment. This is especially true when you will be moving long distances as this could increase the amount of time the items could be exposed to hot temperatures.

For more information, contact your local moving company.


24 July 2018