If you are getting ready to move to your new Weidner apartment, you are undoubtedly thinking about your belongings and how to protect them from getting damaged during transportation. Moving can be stressful, especially when your fragile belongings are in someone else's hands. Lucky for you, there are plenty of ways to protect what matters most and have peace of mind during your move. Keep reading for some helpful tips and tricks.
Take Your Time
The main reason that items get damaged during a move is that people are rushing and not taking the time to pack and protect their belongings properly. We highly recommend having a slight overlap in your leases so that you have the time to protect your belongings during the move. If you aren’t able to do so with your lease, try renting a storage unit so that you have somewhere to move your belongings promptly without the rush.
Mark and Label Everything
Let’s face it; movers aren’t going to handle a box of clothing the same as they would a box of cups and plates. Labeling your boxes is the best way to ensure that your items get handled with the care they deserve. Our best recommendation is to use a Sharpie or permanent marker to label every single side of your boxes, including the top and bottom; this way, nothing gets missed or overlooked. Investing in some “fragile” stickers is also a good idea to ensure they are handled with care.
When hiring a moving company, you tend to get exactly what you pay for. If you choose to go with a less expensive company, you can expect the quality of their work to represent that. Professionals, on the other hand, have years of experience in taking care of other people’s belongings, and you can be confident that your belongings will arrive on time and in perfect condition. You should also ask the moving company what kind of insurance they have and what it would cover should any damages occur.
Stop stressing about your belongings and start preparing for your big move! By taking your time, labeling everything, and hiring professionals, you can rest assured that your move will be a smooth process. Be sure to share any other helpful tips in the comments below.