If you’re planning a local move, you may think it’s a small enough distance that you can avoid hiring a mover. The truth is, even with a local move, it’s usually very beneficial to hire a mover. Some companies specialize in local moves, so they can make then entire process easier on you. Whether you choose to use local movers in New York NY or not, however, you’re going to want to follow these tips to make your move a little easier.
* Start packing early. Pack anything that you don’t use every day, and leave things like the kitchens and bathrooms for the last thing to move. Give yourself more time than you think you’ll need to pack everything up. If you’re like most people, you don’t really realize how much you have until you start packing.
* Use smaller boxes to pack. When you pack with larger boxes, by the time you have the box full you may not be able to lift it. By sticking with small and medium size boxes, you’ll find that it’s much easier to move them.
* Gather clothes in the closet together in sets and use a trash bag over the hangers to cover them. You can usually cover 10-15 pieces of clothing with one bag. When you get to your new home, all you’ll need to do is remove the trash bag and hang the clothes – no folding, unfolding and rehanging.
* Pack dishes and other breakables a few days before you move. You don’t have to wrap each plate by itself either. Use a box that’s just slightly bigger than the plates, put them in and then stuff the box with tissue paper. Make sure you stuff the box so the plates can’t move at all, and your plates will be safe from small shifts during the move.
Once you’re packed, you may want to have Local movers in New York NY handle the rest for you. You’ve done all of the hard work, so it can be nice to take a break and let the movers load and unload the truck for you. They can also do it a lot faster, as they have a lot of experience safely packing large trucks to ensure your items don’t move around during the drive to your new home.