While all moves are stressful, arguably the most stressful element to moving is packing up valuables and belongings. The summer months are the busiest in the moving season, and moving companies are more apt to be stretched during the busy season. To avoid any added pressure or stress, the expert’s at Humboldt Storage and Moving have gathered some helpful packing tips to help avoid the headaches of packing. Here are some suggestions:
-The process of packing should be started immediately after a family or individual knows they are moving. This should provide ample time to pack away all goods and ensure all valuables are packed correctly.
-For heavy items, use small boxes. Using small boxes for individual heavy items helps even out weight distribution making it easier to pick up and transport.
-For lighter items, use larger boxes. Lighter, larger items, like sheets or clothes, should
be packed in larger boxes. The light-weight items ion won’t cause any stress on the larger boxes, making them less likely to break.
-Wrap fragile belongings in news print. Newsprint should not be confused with newspaper. News print is the best material to wrap belongings in. Using printed newspaper can result in ink smudging on your items. Make sure to wrap all items individually.
-Use special boxes provided by the moving company. Humboldt Moving and Storage uses a number of specialized boxes such as book boxes, dish pack boxes and wardrobe boxes. Book boxes are used for small heavy items and if moving clothing, wardrobe boxes are used to transport them while still on the hanger. Dish pack boxes are constructed of double corrugated sides, allowing them to handle the extra weight of dishware and other kitchen items.
“Packing for a move takes a lot of time, and it’s very stressful. People underestimate the time involved with packing all of your valuables and goods,” says Jim Sullivan, President of Humboldt Storage and Moving. “Planning ahead by taking inventory of your home and cutting down on the amount of items needing to be moved can make for a less stressful moving day.”
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About Humboldt Storage and Moving:
Humboldt Storage and Moving is Greater Boston’s oldest moving company and a United Van Lines agent. The Boston-area moving company, founded in1905 is an original stockholding member of United Van Lines and remains within the top 5 percent of all United Van Lines agents in the country for sales volume .The company’s philosophy is “Relax. And get moving.” Moving is cited as one of the more stressful occasions in people’s lives and the entire Humboldt team goes to great lengths to ensure all customers feel at ease through the entire moving process. The team at Humboldt Storage and Moving are specialists in assisting seniors with sensitive down-sizing relocations, coordinating highly technical biotech/lab and hospital moves, fine art moving and storage, time-sensitive office relocations, as well as traditional residential relocations both local and international and packing services. Boston-area moving company Humboldt Storage and Moving is headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts. The Canton location also serves as a 90,000 S/F state of the art, climate-controlled storage facility, serving the needs of clients with more long term needs. For more information about Humboldt’s expertise and moving services please contact them at (781) 821-8777. For additional information visit http://www.humboldt.com/