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Thursday, November 05, 2009

Moving Tips

One of the things that occupies my mind while I'm here in Manila is moving to a new place. While most of my friends have been moving around, some even tried coast to coast movement in the US I've never tired moving to a new place in my life. 

So today I tried searching for some moving tips. I found Moving Companies Los Angeles, a site which offers all help once needs to move to a new location.

Below are just some of the tips they shared;

It is important to book your moving services well ahead to secure your ideal moving date.

Important documents and possessions, such as wills, deeds, jewelry, photographs and home videos are impossible to replace. It's wise to consider moving these and other important belongings to a safety deposit box while you move.

Remember to contact your local post office and fill-out forwarding address forms. Additionally, leaving a small welcome card with your forwarding address for the people moving into your old home is a nice way of asking for any additional pieces of your mail to be redirected.

Do not have your phone disconnected until after loading day.

DON'T polish your furniture! This makes the furniture slippery for the movers or yourself, also when we wrap pads around the furniture it can leave marks on the furniture where the pad was placed, do to buildup of cleaning residue!

Reserve ample parking for the truck. If parking is to be on a city street, it is your obligation to tell the movers of any meters that need to be capped by the city. In the winter, be sure to have the parking area and walkways clear of snow and ice.

Prepare an "Unload First" carton with essentials that you'll need immediately at your new home (Essential Items). Include a bag filled with hardware from disassembled items, such as dresser mirrors and beds.

Try to keep boxes to 50 pounds or less and always lift with your legs. Tape the bottom of all boxes to make certain they will hold your belongings.

Pack books flat, not standing on end (which may cause damage to the spines). Books are extremely heavy, so don't pack too many in one box. 

For more information, please call Los Angeles Office Movers.


jam said...

one of my big rules for moving. is always put your bedroom suite on the truck last. that way you can set your bed up first. why? at the end of the day you have a place to lay down and go to sleep. the rest of the boxes can wait until tomorrow. good luck on the move.

LittlePea said...

oh moving. I hate moving. I'm probably going to move soon though, and just reading this was making me jumpy....