Moving boxes will be a big part of your life when you are moving house, but it can sometimes be hard to know exactly what else you need, in order to ensure that you are getting your removal underway in a safe and efficient way. You will find that people have different things that they swear by, but having a decent overview will at least mean that you are able to have a think about it in a different way, to ensure that you have all of your bases covered when it comes to getting your packing done, and your removal underway in safe and successful way.
For the first part, it is worth mentioning that packing services are a great way to ensure that you get everything sorted in an easy and efficient manner. It may well cost you a fair bit extra, but it completely removes half of the panic element that a move will undoubtedly hold. You should be sure to avoid any chance of the packing process getting too much for you, as this can interfere with the rest of your life, as well as making it hard to concentrate on the rest of the move.
If you are not using a packing service, then you will obviously need the mainstay of the packing process – cardboard boxes! Moving boxes are not all the same, though their differences are always going to be pretty subtle. You will find that the best way in which to ensure that you are getting the best deal on your packing boxes is to ask the moving company what they recommend, and to see if you can find the same type anywhere for cheaper than they offer to sell them to you for. It is important that you buy enough, but it over ordering can leave you with a bulky surplus. You will be able to sell them on afterwards, but never for the price that you paid for them, even if they have not been used. Unused second hand boxes are a great way to get hold of cheap packing supplies, especially if you feel like you may be getting a less than excellent deal from your moving company!
You will also need a great deal of packing tape. Always over order on packing tape, as it disappears quickly, and being left with none can hinder the packing process pretty rapidly. You should also look into getting a few fragile stickers, to ensure that those boxes that need to be treated right are emblazoned with the fact.
Think about how you are going to protect your items. Will you be using bubble wrap, or are you more eco minded than all that? Paper will be just as good in many cases, but the fact is that bubble wrap is the only option when you are dealing with much more delicate things, like finer glassware or china. If you are really worried about the contents of certain boxes, then try lining the box with a layer of bubble wrap, to prevent the shake of the van knocking things about too much.
You will also need a few marker pens, with which to label the boxes. It is essential that you get the boxes labeled appropriately, so that they are not mistaken for things that they are not. You wouldn’t want the box with your finest china in at the bottom of a massive pile. Labeling correctly also means that boxes can be dropped off in the right rooms, saving you time later on.
If you hired the services of Vancouver Movers, it’s best to utilize their expertise and ask them any questions you may have. If you live in the Coquitlam – Burnaby area, we have Coquitlam movers and Burnaby movers to assist you with your move. Call Major Labour Movers now, to get a free estimate!