While shopping containers for lease at www.moveablecontainer.com is as easy as it gets, manually moving your possessions from your house to the container alone is not. It requires careful planning and preparation. Without a plan on hand, moving will turn into a stressful experience. Just imagine how much time, money and energy you’d be wasting if you simply stash your valuables in the container without considering their weight and protection.
Make a List
Weeks before submitting a request for a quotation at www.moveablecontainer.com, make an inventory of all the items you would relocate to your new home. While listing, put special attention to your furniture and appliances, as these will occupy most of the container space and require most of the protection while in transit. In addition, the list can give you an idea of what size of container you would most likely need from us.
Once you have completed the list, you may include its details in the request send us. The more details you can provide, the better recommendation our experts can give you.
How to Pack with the Essentials
While waiting for our response, you can start packing and protecting your household belongings. Apart from boxes, bubble wraps and packaging tapes, use the following essentials to add an extra layer of protection to your belongings:
1. Stretchable wraps
You can hold small pieces together with this packing essential or give a fragile item extra proofing against damage. If you don’t want to unload the contents of your drawers, you can also wrap this around each drawer to keep contents from flying off while inside a moving container.
2. Furniture and paper pads
These inexpensive and environment-friendly pads protect the corners of your furniture from scratch, especially when it accidentally bumps with another furniture or household item. You can also protect fragile items, like mirrors and picture frames with these pads.
3. Tie-down straps
To render heavy items and stacked belongings completely immobile, you can tie them down with these straps. You can also use the straps to prevent cabinet doors and drawers from opening and pulling while inside a moving container.
While this is not a protection you apply on your belongings, it allows you to handle and transport boxes and bulkier items in and out of the container safely. Instead of pushing or lifting your belongings, wheel them towards the container, and then into your house.
Storing most of your belongings in boxes maximizes space. In addition, you can put labels on them to help you re-organize things and put them back on their designated locations. Whenever possible, put heavy but regular-shaped items inside a box and fill its hollow spaces with trinkets and other knickknacks. If you want, you can keep similar items inside the compartments of appliances like the oven and the refrigerator. Just make sure to seal their doors with tie-down straps or stretchable wraps.
Heavy First, Lightest Last
Upon delivery of the container from www.moveablecontainer.com, you can move your belongings by following a technique that will not just increase your efficiency, but also maximize container space, and expedite the entire moving process.
The technique is to put the heaviest and bulkiest items inside the container you rented through www.moveablecontainer.com first, then the lightest items last. Examples of these items are your living room furniture, washing machine, oven with gas range and refrigerator. To make sure that these items do not slide and bump into one another, place smaller items in between them. Filling the gaps with random items may affect your efficiency, but it provides stability inside the container and guarantees complete protection of your belongings.
To further ensure the safe transport of your household possessions, make sure that the weight on each side and corner of the container are almost equal. For example, if you plan to place the refrigerator on its left, put an item on the right with the same weight as the refrigerator. Of course, you will never find two items of the same weight, therefore, you need to use your gut feel when estimating the weight of each box or item. It also helps to try getting most of your hands on wheeling items in the container so you can estimate their weights.
Not Too High a Pile
When the entire area of the container has already been filled and you need to put boxes or other items on top of the ones at the very bottom, make sure not to pile them too high. Otherwise, they will topple especially if you don’t have anything else to fit in the container to achieve a tight stack.
No matter how big and sturdy our containers are, we still encourage you to prepare days in advance before submitting a request at www.moveablecontainer.com. More than anything else, we want your relocation to be smooth and memorable. Finding a new house is daunting enough. It’s just but fair to give yourself a hassle-free packing and moving experience.
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