The element you focus the most when moving is packing. Considering the hypothetical scenario where you hired professional moving services, we can understand that you are mostly focused on it yourself. That is if you decided to do this bit on your own, which is usually the case. To add to this, each time you would go online to look for some instructions or guides on how to pack, you would mostly be looking at tips and tricks on how to pack your bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, etc. Rarely would you receive any instructions on how you would pack your camera bag, for instance.
Truth be told, whenever you are about to pack your camera bag, you just need a bit of time and patience. It is nothing extraordinarily difficult. If you are about to go into a packing process you need to understand that the trick is to pack your camera bag safely. The reason for this is the fact that many parts of your camera bag will be extremely fragile, and consequently expensive to replace. For instance, dropping one piece of lenses from a moderate hight is almost certain to ruin it, and we all know what this means. This is a couple of grand out the bat. And this is just for one pair of lens. Still, your camera bag will contain all sorts of parts and pieces, depending on how serious you are with this hobby. Let’s see how you can prepare for your move.
Pack your camera bag – prepare for the move
Preparations for relocation are all about packing and strategizing. This is, of course, if we consider that you hired Brooklyn movers and storage to take care of everything else. It is impervious to stress just important it is for you to hire professional moving assistance. They make a world of difference in your relocation since you will not only purchase a couple of pairs of hands to move stuff. You are, in fact, purchasing expertise and experience combined with a set of necessary tools to do the job. The common misconception is:
Why would I hire professional movers to carry stuff when I can do this with a few friends. This is true if you are to look at it from this perspective. However, people often forget that it is not just about being able to lift a couch. It’s about knowing how to carry it, how to load it into the truck and later on unload it. This is not something everyone can do, and the fact that we have as many clients as we do is a testimony to this. This is why you should do most of the packing on your own, but let the professionals take care of rest from then on.
Ask your moving professionals about packing advice
Another thing you should always do is consult your moving professionals. You are hiring them for their expertise, so make sure to cash in on it as much as you can. One or two questions will not consume too much of their time if there are things you are uncertain of. I am almost positive that all your moving agents will be more than happy to assist you with your queries.
You could also discuss how to pack your camera bag with them, however, their advice will most likely match all the advice you will get here.
Pack your camera bag – step by step
There are several steps in making sure that you pack your camera bag safely. This is the most important thing you will be after. Safety to your equipment that is not cheap. This is why we have made a list of steps for you to follow in order to ensure the safety of your equipment. There will be things that are a must, and things that you shouldn’t do.
For instance, one of the top advice we have is to never leave your camera bag unattended. On the other side, you should also never consider leaving your camera bag in one of the cheap storage Brooklyn solutions. As much as the storage is awesome, carry this bag with you. It doesn’t weight that much.
Clean and protect the components of the bag
Packing your camera bag is the perfect opportunity to do a little maintenance of the equipment. Awful greasy dust can get stuck in all sorts of places, and your camera equipment is no exception. Take a little bit of alcohol, some tissues, and cotton sticks and get into it! Clean it all up, and as you can each piece – lay it on a soft surface (usually a towel).
After all of the parts are done you can proceed to protect them. Find some sort of a buffer material (usually styrofoam), and envelop each lens into it. Repeat the same procedure for the camera body (or bodies if you have more than one).
Pack it tight
You should pack it in a way where there is no wiggle room. Especially since you, most likely, won’t be using any equipment during the move. This means that you should buffer the inside of the camera bag, making sure that everything is packed in tight. No wiggle room – no chance for damage.
Carry the bag with you
You should not consider placing the bag in the back of the truck with your other possessions. Just as like you would carry your laptop with you, carry your camera bag with you. This will ensure no damage comes to it during the move.