It is quite common that moving to new locations brings out new stresses and anxiety. The only cure would be to keeping a cheap moving budget, planning everything at the right time, and good luck of course because nothing is meant to fall easily of trees. This is a good time to settle in on discussing which moving company to choose, preferably one more affordable. At Trico Long Distance Movers, we not only give you tips on how to organize your move, we also hold our services to the highest of standards, and we strive to provide the customer with the safest and most efficient moving solutions in the country. We take the safety of your valuables very seriously which is why we apply only the finest moving equipment available. Before you even need the equipment, it is a good idea to collect the items you need to pack up your household belongings quickly and safely. The goal is to collect all the items you need (cardboard boxes especially) for a cheaper price. This will help you save money during your relocation. Without any further adieu here is our guide to picking out moving boxes.
Packing on your own can help you cut your moving costs a lot. This is even more effective if you are able to get them for free. By locating card board boxes that are in great condition without paying any money for them can really save your money during your move. But you may ask yourself – ‘Where can you locate free card board boxes?”
You would be surprised by the huge amount of places where you can find free moving boxes. Some of them would have never come across your mind. These places include: online: on websites such as Craigslist and Freecycle, supermarkets, shopping malls, home improvement stores, home electronics stores, second-hand – from family members and friends that have recently relocated, bookstores, local produces stores, liquor stores and bars, copy centers and recycling centers. All of these areas can help you locate moving boxes that are relatively different cardboard boxes in size, sturdiness, and cleanliness.
The next step is to identify exactly what type of moving boxes apply to you, and of course their affordability also matters. Since your main focus right now is your upcoming move, since it is approaching quickly, the type of boxes you need doesn’t even cross your mind, neither the thought of where they came from. Everything really depends on the size of your move, and also the number and type of items you place in your boxes. You are going to need a huge variety of packing supplies. It all depends on you whether or not you are going to buy them brand new, or gather them from a diversity of places. Since cardboard boxes can be one of your biggest expenses, it will most definitely pay off if you collect them.
After you have gotten yourself all the boxes you need for packing, it is time to check their sturdiness. After all, most of them probably came from places where they have been previously used a lot already, so they need to be checked. Check for cleanliness. If you have gotten those boxes from grocery stores they are probably not that clean and contain a wide variety of things like fruits and vegetables, through bugs and hazardous substances. To avoid any risks or health hazards, please inspect the boxes thoroughly so that they can be used for moving. Another important factor is whether or not the box is dry. Wet boxes can lose their strength and durability, especially if they got sticky from alcohol or juice if they came from liquor stores. If you notice any signs of water damage on the boxes, do not use them. Another important factor to go over is whether or not your box is strong. Most of the places you get the items from have boxes that are strong enough to carry large amounts of whatever you pack inside them. Do not risk on harming your household belongings in order to go as cheaply as possible. Just because you’re not paying for the moving boxes, it doesn’t mean that you should accept any containers that you can get your hands on. The safety of your belongings should be your top priority.
The next step would be to question yourself on how many boxes you are going to need. Don’t forget that when you are getting boxes, size plays a big part. This is why you are going to need them in different sizes to cover all your self-packing needs. Be sure to also note the different uses of the different types of boxes. Small packing boxes for instance, are best used for holding heavy stuff, like your books, for example, and also your most fragile items. Then come the boxes that aren’t too big, or too small. These boxes are perfect for clothes, shoes, kitchenware, and electronic equipment. The large moving boxes are designed for huge yet light household belongings such as bed linen, curtains, coverings, and more. In the end it is type to sum up approximately how many you are going to need for self-packing. The numbers vary but it comes around to 10 small boxes, 8-9 medium-sized, and 6 large cardboard boxes. This amount is more than enough to pack up the content of a normally sized room. It is a good idea to use this reference when packing the rest of your household content.
It is crucial to label. Some moving trucks that work long distance moves have a diversity of different people’s belongings in the truck. This is why you have to be sure that you have labeled all of your boxes with your name or some other unique identifier. This way if one of your boxes is mixed in with another delivery, the movers and other clients will notice right away.
As soon as you’ve gotten everything packed and ready for shipment, contact Trico Long Distance Movers. Customers trust us to safely transport their most valuable possessions because of our reputation for unbeatable service and outstanding professionalism.