We here at Suburban Solutions pride ourselves at making the transition to your new home as easy as possible. When it comes to executing a quick and efficient move, there are many things you can do to ensure your possessions are transported to your new home in the safest and most efficient way available. In the first of a multi-part series, we present quick and easy steps that every person can take to save both time and money on moving day.
1- Box items by weight, not by size
Though the average bookshelf contains enough novels to fill a three foot moving box (or a full size RePAX container) packing these sorts of heavy items so densely tends to make the final package cumbersome to load, stack and transport. Instead, use smaller boxes (if you prefer to keep like-items together) or mix and match heaver possessions with lighter goods.
2- Remove accessories from large items ahead of time
To ease your bill and keep your movers on the clock for the least amount of time possible, make sure large items are ready to be loaded as soon as they set foot in the door. Such proactive steps include removing sheets and other bedding, clearing table surfaces, and detaching loose cords from TV’s and other electronics.
3- Plan out a transportation route that takes into account truck-restricted roadways
Especially in the DC-Metro area, many areas in close proximity to government buildings as well as other parkways remain off-limits to box trucks. If leading such a vehicle to your new home, maintain awareness of these restrictions to prevent lost time in finding an acceptable path.
4- Clearly label boxes containing easily breakable items as FRAGILE
This will ensure these items are not placed underneath anything else and have priority for the least-stressful locations within the truck. The safe and secure transport of you possessions is our chief concern, and the more information available to us the more we can do to to make sure every single item reaches your destination in the same condition as it left.
Stay tuned, more tips on the way!