From labeling to defrosting, take your cues from a Cleveland moving company
How many times have you carefully packed your moving boxes, only to find shampoo clogging your blow dryer when you get to your destination? Now you don’t just have boxes to unpack, but a mess to clean up. And who knows where you put the paper towels?
Learn to pack from the pros at our Cleveland moving company, and bypass this and many other moving blunders.
• Label your boxes not only by content, but by room
Keep track of what’s in your boxes and where they go. This can save you time while unpacking. Additionally, if you hire professional movers, this will help them know where to unload your belongings.
• Pack soap, hair products and cleaning liquids in sealable plastic bags
Even the most carefully packed liquids can break open given the right circumstances, and you don’t want your clothes and books caked with shampoo or Windex.
Instead, give every liquid you pack an extra layer of protection by packing them in plastic bags, preferably ones you can seal closed. If you don’t want to pay for sandwich or freezer bags, use old plastic shopping bags and firmly tie the handles together.
• Defrost your refrigerator a day beforehand
A thawing refrigerator can make for a pretty big mess. Rather than leaving a trail of messy water everywhere you go, unplug your fridge and put some dry towels beneath it to catch all the melting ice. You can also carefully move it into the garage or somewhere the water won’t damage any surfaces. After it’s been defrosted, sop up all the water inside the fridge and pack it into your truck or trailer.
• Pack your day-to-day essentials in a separate box or bag
After a hard day of moving in, you might want to just head to sleep and worry about unpacking in the morning. This is the worst time to find out that you packed your toothbrush at the bottom of a box filled to the brim with dishware and books.
If put your important everyday items in their own container, you’ll have easy access whenever you need them.
• Take a picture of your electronic connections
We’ve all had that moment where we’re standing next to our TV or computer holding a handful of colorful wires with no idea where they go. Depending on your familiarity with technology, hooking up a television, computer, surround sound system, or any number of other electronic devices can take hours’ worth of troubleshooting.
Do yourself a favor and snap a quick pic of your cord configuration before you take it apart and pack it up, that way you can easily hook everything back up at your new place.
• Put small parts and connectors in plastic bags and label them
Nobody likes putting their Ikea furniture back together only to find out that the one bracket that holds everything together has gone missing. That’s why, when taking apart any furniture, put the small pieces and screws in a bag or container and label what it’s from.
• Change your address two weeks before you move
It can take a few weeks for mail to stop coming to your current address, so change it a few weeks in advance so you don’t miss any important bills or notifications.
Call an experienced Cleveland moving company
All of these tips will help you avoid some common headaches when it comes to moving to a new place. However, if you’d like to avoid the hassle of a big move altogether, contact our Cleveland moving company. Along with more than 20 years of moving experience, we have guaranteed pricing, a fleet of over 30 trucks, and experienced, professional movers that will move all of your belongings to your new home with the utmost care and efficiency.
Contact our Cleveland movers at (440) 497-4393 or get a free online quote today to get moving.