Moving all of your belongings from your old home to your new home can quickly become overwhelming. It requires a considerable amount of time and careful planning to ensure that the move goes as smoothly as possible and that everything arrives safely. Far too often people arrive at their new homes only to find that some of their belongings have been damaged during the move. If you don’t want this to be your reality, it’s important to incorporate a few packing and moving best practices during your move.
Unfortunately, even with the most cautious packing and moving practices, all it takes is a bad moving company to compromise the safety of your items during the moving process. That’s where Doorage comes in. By taking moving companies out of the equation, Doorage offers a safer, more secure way to move. Our storage container moving solutions are simple. We send you containers, you pack them, we pick them up, and we deliver them to your new home whenever it’s most convenient.
Tips to Keep Your Stuff Safe During a Move
Our high-quality moving containers are constructed with a durable material and can be used to store just about any household goods. If you’re using Doorage, you’re already taking a step in the right direction towards a safer move. In this blog, we’ll share a few tips that will help further ensure that your belongings are safe during a move.
Develop a Plan
Before your moving containers arrive and the packing begins, take the time to make a plan and think about everything that you will be bringing with you to your new home. If you can, start categorizing and sorting your belongings by room so that you can easily pack the items together when the containers arrive. This will make it easier for you when it comes to unpacking everything at your new home. If you use Doorage’s storage calculator, you can get a good idea of how many moving containers you will need for the items you are bringing along with you.
Take Inventory of Your Belongings
It can be far too easy to lose track of things during a move, and it can take a while to unpack and find everything again on the other end. To make things easier, consider taking an inventory of your belongings in advance. Making note of what is being packed and where it goes will streamline the process of unpacking everything once you arrive at your new home.
Use Extra Caution With Fragile Items
Just as you would when packing fragile items to haul in your vehicle or a moving truck, you’ll want to do the same for door-to-door moving services. Any of your belongings that can be easily cracked, crushed, shattered, or broken should be packed separately in their own container. These fragile items should be well-wrapped or padded in bubble-wrap or in soft items like blankets. These items should be packed carefully and properly labeled to ensure nothing is damaged during the moving process.
Don’t Overpack the Containers
When you are packing your moving containers with your belongings, avoid placing so many items in a box that the walls of the container begin to bend or bulge. First off, doing this will impact the integrity of the container, potentially causing it to either fail during the move or collapse when it’s placed in a state-of-the-art storage facility until you arrive at your new home and are ready to have your items returned to you. Secondly, overloading your boxes or moving bins may make them unnecessarily heavy. Evenly separate your belongings across the containers and bins so the loads aren’t too heavy for those that will be lifting them.
Avoid Packing Hazardous Materials
While most people know this, it doesn’t hurt to remind people that hazardous materials are not safe to move, especially when placed inside a moving container with other items and belongings. Avoid putting firearms and ammunition in these containers. Other items considered hazardous when moving include cleaning products, candles, pesticides, plants, and batteries. Some of these items can explode or cause fires when bumped or shaken.
Don’t Rush Getting Your Items Redelivered
One of the great things about Doorage’s door-to-door moving solutions is that you don’t have to have your items delivered to your new home right away. This is what many other moving companies do, but not Doorage! With our solutions, you have the option to keep your belongings in a safe and secure storage facility for as long as you would like. Believe it or not, your items are at risk of being damaged if they sit inside moving containers inside your home. Take your time getting settled into your new home, getting the essentials unpacked and putting everything in place. Then, when you are ready, simply have your other belongings returned to you. This will really help you manage the amount of clutter you have in your new home.
Though moving is always challenging, proper planning and packing can help you keep your belongings safe and also relieve some of the inevitable stress. Don’t put the safety and integrity of your belongings at risk by hiring a sub-par moving company. You don’t want to be just another victim of a terrible moving experience. Your peace of mind will only be increased when you use Doorage’s full-service valet moving solutions.
Discover Door to Door Moving Solutions from Doorage.
National moving companies can end up costing you an arm and a leg. Moving brokers promise low prices, but end up costing you more — more time, grief, damage, and hidden fees. With Doorage, there’s no more guesswork revolving around the cost of your move. We will always provide clear, upfront pricing for your local or long-distance move. Get started with our simple pay as you go moving or take a quick run through our easy online move estimate and booking process — both will provide you with an instant moving quote and online bookings. Reserving local or cross country moving services while avoiding hidden fees and headaches have never been more simple!