So moving day is just around the corner and you are getting ready to pack that moving truck with your possessions in preparation for transport.
Don’t care too much about your possessions? Here are our top 5 tips on how you can destroy your belongings during this often super hectic transition period.
- Shrink wrap – Want to ensure that moisture builds up and furniture finishes are ruined, especially when stored in a garage? Leave that shrink wrap on! There is a reason shrink wrap is considered by some as a worth-while weight loss method – sounds promising for your furniture too, doesn’t it?
- Tape – There are 101 uses for duct tape; don’t discount its value when you move. A great way to strip stain, paint, finishing, etc. from that century-old wardrobe? Slap some tape on to keep the doors shut during transit.
- Leave furniture in the garage – Take your time moving in and leave those big bulky items in the garage – why rush? Wood will warp – why not display it as an art piece? Furthermore, be nice to those little critters looking for material to build their nests – they love foam from antique chairs or material from mattresses.
- Half empty boxes – That crystal bowl from Great-Aunt Edna doesn’t hold any sentimental value, right? So why not just toss it into a half empty box along with some books and your child’s toys. Don’t worry about packing the fragile stuff with towels or paper, this is just going to make those boxes heavier when you have to move them onto the truck.
- Lost parts – No one likes a puzzle that isn’t missing pieces, so why would you want to make sure that all the screws for that bookshelf you took apart are kept together. Don’t bother worrying about a container specifically for assembly parts – just put it in your pocket, you’ll be able to find most of them later.
In all seriousness, a move can be costly, not matter the moving method, so unless you are looking for an excuse to spend some money on a new desk or couch, keep costs to a minimum by protecting your stuff in preparation for moving day. Use these tips (albeit in the opposite way) to keep furniture in pristine condition. Don’t get stuck re-finishing, repairing, or re-covering your belongings when you move into your new home.
We’ve got you covered. For more tips to take into consideration before moving day please contact Bradford Moving and Storage at 1 (800) 263-3281