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14 May 2012

Expert Tips on Getting the Most out of Moving Companies

Rental housing makes a case for itself in light of the rising housing prices and the recent property sector busts that are becoming familiar around the world. Admitted, the charm of living in one’s own home is a class apart. But many a times, it puts people into a spiraling debt trap that eventually drains out all energy from their life. This is why; people are increasingly choosing the rental option for their home. They seem to love the change in living environment that comes with living out of rental homes. Besides, square yard for square yard, the costs of renting a home are still cheaper than those for a self-purchased home.

However, it’s not always as rosy as it sounds. Seasoned home renters are pretty much dependent on quality moving companies for their annual move ritual. Over time, each rental home user tends to develop their own moving checklist. But no checklist is perfect. This is why, one needs to tap in the minds of people who’ve been doing things for long enough to have turned packing into a science of sorts. Fortunately, some experts were kind enough to share their thoughts on how to pack a few common things around the house together with some tips.

Label like you mean it. One of the most handy practices to follow is to label everything like there’s no tomorrow. Some may view this as a chore, but it is nothing in comparison to the humongous unpacking nightmare that awaits those who ignore this simple piece of advice. Things to include on labels are the Location of the articles contained in the box, a list of articles, special care instructions, etc. One can go in for pre-fabricated color coded labels or come up with their own coding scheme. A word of caution: avoid labeling the top of the box as they are most likely to be stacked up, thereby defeating the purpose.

Tables and Beds must be dismantled if possible. The legs can be kept wrapped up in bubble wrap, to help keep them together. Fasteners and accessories can go into a zip-lock pouch that can then be stuck to the table/bed. This way one can avoid that depilating phenomenon called the curious case of the missing fasteners and accessories.

Linen dryers and washing machines need some special attention to be paid to them. Their moving parts, like the drum and other rotational parts can be secured with hooks and some old bed-sheets stuffed into them. Putting those hoses and connectors into the drum cavity shall prevent them from getting lost during the move.

Electronic and electrical items must be packed with extreme care. Use proper labeling to indicate to the movers, to ensure that the goods are transported in a safe and secure manner. Bubble wrap, foam pellets, etc should be used as necessary to cushion them properly from being bumped about.

Hiring professionally run house removal services is one of the best insurance policies one can pull out when contemplating a home move. And the tips shared above should go a long way in making your moving experience a happy one.
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