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2505-101413-gs2505Moving is an activity that can be very stressful, especially if you are not well-prepared. Before packing any of your belongings, it is important to know the moving and packing supplies that you will need for a smooth move. While there are many other things that are necessary when moving, having these supplies before you start anything will ensure you have as stress-free moving.

Some of the moving and packing supplies that you will need include; moving boxes, bubble wraps, moving blankets and tape. The tape will be useful in re-enforcing your boxes. Even if you already have assembled boxes, re-enforcement is important as it will ensure all your valuables are not crashed during movement.

Having a few moving blankets will help you protect the surface of the too large to box belongings such as mattresses and dressers. The bubble wrap is a good replacement of the old-fashioned way of protecting the breakables with newspaper. It is a much safer way to ensure even your highly delicate objects are moved safely.

Moving boxes are quite common but you need to ensure you have different sizes. You can easily purchase theses boxes from your local moving-trailer or another rental transport establishment. If not you can go to your local grocery or department store and gather the used boxes. However, you will need to make prior arrangement as most of them usually discard the boxes as soon as they unpack the new goods.

In general, moving consumes a lot of time, exhausts and frustrates you. However, when you know the moving and packing supplies you will need for a smooth move, then moving will be easy. With the right packing supplies, everyone involved in the moving process finds it less stressful. You need to start preparing early enough for your moving to be smooth and enjoyable. With a prior knowledge of the necessary packing supplies you will need for a smooth move, you will not have any worries for property damage.

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10 Simple Steps to Pack up your Home

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6721-101413-gs6721You can be a pro at moving out to a new place by knowing how to pack up your home in 10 steps.

1. Get to Action Early: Plan a month ahead on packing up your stuff; do not wait for the last moment. Try to tackle storage areas like garage, basement, and loft spaces initially to save time later. Once you move a mountain, reaching a stone is easy.

2. Launch Garage Sale: Try to sell of things that you would not require anymore. A garage sale is a good way to get rid of things in a profitable way, Hence, lesser load to pack whole moving out.

3. Heavy Items at First: Stowing light-weight items are not difficult, as compared to large and heavy objects like furniture, electronics etc. Hence, pack them away carefully, keeping in mind to make 'unloading' hassle free.

4. Draw a Checklist: Prepare a list of 'to-dos', and organize packing up further. This way, you will be able to prioritize the tasks. Perhaps, you can start by noting, which spaces require cleaning, which items should be labeled 'fragile', 'unbreakable' etc., rather than thinking about it at last moment.

5. Pack on a Holiday: Nobody wants to mess up with work hours, or get confused with 'I have to take out time packing up'. Hence, start out early and plan such activities on weekends or at spare time.

6. Avoid Injuries: If you have elders and children around, schedule packing up task when they are not around. Cover house floor with smooth mats, wear protective gloves, face masks, etc. so that you do not injure yourself while doing the needful.

7. Sort out Bills: You do not want to wander back again to pay leftover bills, or settle any money matter with neighbors after moving out. Hence, resolve such matters before moving out.

8. Choosing Right Packing Material: For electronics and fragile items, select hardbound cardboard or wooden boxes. Make sure, you wrap such items prior in safety cloth devoid moisture content. Yes, do label each box.

9. Fix a Move out Date: As planning on packing up is important, so is fixing a move out date. It will help you to decide and plan on packing up arrangements.

10. Decide on Transport Mode: Do you have your own car, vehicle to journey? If not, make arrangements by calling in professional movers and packers, or ask a friend, family member to help out, in advance.

The above-mentioned 10 steps will definitely help you ease at packing up your home.

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Benefits of Portable Storage Units

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istock 000012806371smallDriving thorough your suburban neighborhood, you would easily find a portable storage container set up right in front of houses and also at the end of various driveways. More and more people have realized on the convenience, inexpensive and easy use of these storage units, they can be simply used for a variety of applications. Users greatly enjoy renting them for construction and remodeling projects, they also simply store extra belongings until there is an extra room.

However, if your living situation does not give enough space for using the container what should you do? Luckily, having a townhouse, an apartment, condominium or any other living arrangement does not necessarily have to prevent you from being able to use the container. Many people would prefer to use the portable unit over having to take things back and forth from a storage facility; this is because all they need is simply to have the unit dropped then carries their belongings and furniture out for storage. This will save you from the trouble of loading up a van, then drive it across town to a storage facility then unload it again.. 

Most storage companies have dedicated various facilities that can be used for holding filled portable storage units. This means that it would be easy to have one dropped to your home within a short period of time. Most of these containers are also designed like metal sheds that hold furniture that is up to a half room without taking a lot of outer space. 

People that don’t have yards prefer having them dropped off, then spend a day or two to move their belongings to the storage container, they later arrange for the storage company to haul the container away for storage at their own facility. While you may think that it is not convenient to have the container away from you, it still would help a lot to avoid the hassle and expense of looking for a storage space and a separate moving van. It will also help you save on various costs such as paying movers and hassles of having to pack, unpack, haul or repack everything. With these special containers, once it is at the storage unit the goods are no longer stressful. 

Portable storage containers would offer an extraordinary level of convenience for people that are moving, renovating their living homes or simply have more furniture than what their homes can hold.

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5 Great Moving Tips

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4064-101413-gs4064Moving from one place to another can be a daunting task in terms of the stress involved and the cost. It therefore requires you to be well prepared and know how to move effectively. Here are 5 great moving tips that can help you have a smooth move.

Plan your budget early

Moving can be expensive, thus you need to plan your budget prior to the moving and stick to it. As you plan your budget consider packing supplies charges, meals on the way, mover’s charges and the payment for reconnection of the utility bills in the place where you are moving to. Ensure that you have extra money above your budget to cater for any extra expense that may arise on the way. 

Provide self service

If you are working on a budget, you can decide to do some work for yourself instead of hiring experts to do so for you. For instance, you can do the packing and unpacking for yourself and save a large sum of money. Let the professionals do what you cannot be able to do. 

Leave those items that you do not require 

To lessen the burden and cost, you should not pack items that you may not use. Such items include old clothes, toys or furniture. You will realize that you have many unwanted items that may just add unnecessary cost and work. Therefore, get rid of them or resell to earn some money.

Search for the best mover

You will need to come up with a list of potential movers and check their reputation. Compare their cost and services, so that you select the one that will move you efficiently.

Choose local movers

Local movers are cheaper compared to those from other areas. They can also offer you great assistance throughout your move because they are readily available and close to you. 

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Important Features When Shopping for Storage Bins

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Home Bin- load 5-004 CustomStorage bins are a great way to reduce clutter in the home, as well as to protect valuables and outdoor equipment. In addition, they come in handy for moving purposes and are more manageable than a rental truck. When it comes to storage bins and moving, they allow a safer way to transport your items as they stay balanced, level, and conveniently load and unload without consuming a lot of space. They reduce the stress of rushing to unload because they are not a vehicle that needs returned in a timely matter. When you are done with them, they can be picked up. With those benefits in mind, a storage bin is great for many reasons and you control how long you need it. Aside from the benefits, you should look for certain features that provide for better storage.

Translucent Roof

A translucent roof allows light to get through the roof so you can see better while in the storage bin. This is important in order to properly organize your items in the bin with ease and to be able to see what you are doing for safety reasons.

Lockable Door

A lockable door is important, especially if you have valuable items in your storage bin. You will feel more secure and have peace of mind knowing that it would be very difficult for someone to break into it. It will also allow you to control who has access to the bin at any given time.

Aluminum and Fiberglass Construction

Having a bin that is made from aluminum and fiberglass prevents the annoyances of rust and corrosion. You will have easier opening and closing operations to the door and won’t have to worry about corroded spots in the bin that someone could break in with. Besides those advantages, it will also look better on your property!

Interior Tie Downs

Having interior tie downs in the storage bin serves many advantages. First off, it allows for more stability during transport. Second, it can assist with unstable stacking and storage. This is especially true with cardboard boxes, but plastic totes can be susceptible too when stacked high or when in hot climates.

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