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Packing shelves when moving – tips and tricks


A decision has been made. You are moving again and this time around, you will organize better and more efficiently. As you know, you must work on moving logistics, packing, and a search for a reliable long-distance moving companies New York. But some processes are harder than others. Some boring and tiresome. For example, some people find packing shelves when moving extremely boring and time-consuming. But do not worry, we will make it fun and productive. More importantly, we will explain how to do it quickly but efficiently. Let’s go!

Work on moving logistics

The first step is to create a relocation plan. Start with a moving checklist and an inventory list. To create those two, you must inspect your entire home and note down all furniture and belongings you have. Focus on your shelves and figure out how many small boxes you need to pack it all. And of course, how many big ones for books and other robust items. Once you know the details, start crunching your numbers and when you are ready, call your movers to finalize your moving plan.

Shelves in the kitchen
Shelves in your kitchen will be a disaster to pack. Approach this one carefully.

Inspect the situation before you begin packing shelves when moving

While inspecting your home, you shouldn’t forget to check all the nooks and crannies. Check your garage, basement, attic, backyard, and shed, if you have one that is. And take a closer look at the environment. You want to make sure that all your items can reach the moving truck without being damaged. And you do not want to damage your property as well. Those kinds of mistakes can be quite costly. Therefore, inspect all your doors, floors, hallways, and staircases. Ensure it is safe to work in this environment.

As for the other areas we mentioned, shuffle through them thoroughly and you’ll find all kinds of stuff. Then, start sorting out and preparing items for packing and decluttering. If you do it right, you’ll know how many moving services Brooklyn you need, and more importantly, which ones. And remember to note all robust and hard-to-handle items you have. You might need to assign a specialized moving team to move your piano for example.

Find the right moving team

Ok, now you must find the right moving team. Depending on your situation you will set the search criteria and follow through. In case you are moving home, you will need a residential moving team. If you are moving a business then you should go for commercial movers Park Slope. And so on. But what is important is to browse online, compare prices, services, and read feedbacks. Call the moving team you find most appealing and ask if they are licensed and if they possess all the tools to cover your moving endeavor. When you are satisfied with negotiations, schedule a visit to obtain onsite estimates and a final moving price.

Movers can help you when packing shelves when moving
Find a capable moving team that can even help you pack if needed.

Onsite estimates

Now when you have found trustworthy moving professionals, schedule a visit and let them evaluate the whole situation. Your U.Santini Moving and Storage Brooklyn team will send a moving representative who will inspect your belongings, furniture, and the environment. Basically everything you already covered before but from a different angle. They will weigh your cargo and calculate how many hours to invest and how many workers to send over. Also, to figure out what size of a moving truck you need, which moving services, and where to establish a loading dock. As well as if there is a need for any special tool to cover your relocation. Once they are done, you will be presented with a moving plan and a moving cost. From there on you can make adjustments and assemble a moving contract.

Clean and declutter before you start packing shelves when moving

Before you can start packing shelves when moving, you must shuffle through all its content and clean everything thoroughly. As we mentioned before, you will inspect all your belongings and furniture after all. Besides, you do not want to bring old dirt and dust into your new home. Therefore, it is time for some spring cleaning. And while you are at it you should do some declutter before moving. Check out all those items you do not need anymore and set them aside. And do this for all rooms inside your home. Check your attic, basement, backyard, and garage. You will surely find many old pieces of clothing, electronics, appliances, IT equipment, and random miscellaneous items.

Two women shuffling through old stuff
Declutter your old place and get rid of the unnecessary hoard.

This is a great moment to bundle it all up and organize a garage sale. Or maybe it is easier for you to donate to local charities or a homeless shelter. Or you can even give some of it to your friends. They still might find some use for it. And lastly, if you can’t be bothered, simply throw away or recycle. And for the other items, clean them thoroughly using friendly household chemicals, a fiber cloth, and a duster, before you pack each box respectively.

Pack and let’s get moving!

Finally, we should start packing shelves when moving starting with the easiest ones. Shelves holding your books. Yes, books are the heaviest items out there but they are easily stackable and removed out of the picture in less than an hour. Then, we move on to the smaller random household pieces. And finally, cover clothing and ornaments. But to pack everything nicely, you must obtain all the required packing materials. Purchase the following:

  • Cardboard boxes
  • Packing tape
  • Labels
  • Bubble wrap

You can purchase everything at the local hardware store, order online, or via movers. And make sure you obtain enough moving boxes. You’ll need around 30 in different sizes. Also, use higher-quality packing tape to hold your box together tightly. Lastly, wrap fragile pieces in bubble wrap and do not mix them with other items that might collide during transport and break them. Repeat this process for each box and you are good to go.

Packing shelves when moving is easy but it requires a lot of patience and cleaning. As for the safety of those items, you shouldn’t worry much. As long as you have found a reliable moving team, you won’t have to worry for a second. Now, let’s relocate successfully and begin a new chapter in your life. Good luck.

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From Brooklyn, NY

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