If you have ever experienced electronics being damaged during a move, the feeling is unexplainable. Youíve spent a lot of money moving and the last thing you need to do is spend additional funds replacing a television or stereo because it wasnít packed properly.
When itís time to pack electronics, make sure to properly wrap and pad your electronics with bubble wrap in case of a possible drop or bad weather. †Wrap and box electronics as if they were getting ready to endure the worst ride imaginable. You can never be too safe when it comes to your belongings.
Packing books seems pretty straight forward for some of us who may not have a wide collection. For book worms, keeping books safe is just as important as making sure a piano isnít dropped. Grab some book boxes and make sure they are packed properly. If you donít have a book boxes, regular boxes will do but make sure to pack empty spaces with old newspaper to avoid books shifting during a move.
Precious moments that youíve captured need to be packed away securely. When you pack your pictures, properly wrap each picture with bubble wrap and place it in a box labeled ďFragileĒ.† Pictures should be one of the last items on the truck but it is always good to bring this box along with you for the ride. Once they have been boxed, make sure there is no room for them to shift by packing the box with old newspapers.
Your furniture may be the toughest part of moving your bedroom. For items like dressers, nightstands, lamps, and stands you will need to have bubble wrap, mattress covers, furniture blankets and stretch wrap on hand to make sure nothing gets damaged. Donít forget to remove heavier articles out of the drawers, nightstands, and anything else with storage.
You will alleviate a ton of stress by making sure to label, wrap, cover and protect each item. Youíll find that moving in will be easier than ever. For more tips on moving, visit our moving tips page.†
updated 11:00 AM EST, Thu December 8, 2011