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Relocating a home or office requires a lot of furniture to be moved. Moving some furniture to the new location is often cheaper than buying new furniture. Cardboard Storage Boxes  in Southgate besides, people will want to move personal effects, antiques and other items that are irreplaceable. Furniture movers move furniture in a professional way.

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Hiring them makes moving easy and saves precious furniture from damage. Having had the experience of moving jobs they are well aware of packing, loading and unpacking procedures. Depending on the distance and items to be transported they also suggest the best means of transport. Sometimes most carriers have extra space.

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If furniture is listed on an online market place then many carriers actually post attractive bids. Moving furniture through small doors also requires the services of an expert. Hand trucks and trolleys are useful for moving the furniture. Movers place special movers or wheels under some heavy furniture pieces. It becomes easier to move and load them then.

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The ways and means employed by professional movers are time tested and safe. Furniture moving is best left to them to handle.

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Dear Moving Lady:

My husband's company just transferred him from the East Coast to the West Coast. This is our first move in twenty years and I have no idea how to start packing. Can you help?

Packing? Are you asking the right person? Anyone who has ever seen me wrap a Christmas gift, let alone pack a box, will be laughing too hard to read the rest of this article. My book was about unpacking your stress centers, not packing boxes.

Still, I get queries like this one on a regular basis. And as The Moving Lady, I have a reputation to protect, so here goes.

(1) Hire professional packers if at all possible. They pack fast and they'll be responsible for damage.

And they'll tell you what to do. (Don't even try to argue.) Be sure everything is clean and dry. If possible, organize possessions by the way you will unpack them: put living room stuff in living room.

Otherwise, the only question they usually ask is, "Does this go or stay?"

(2) Just do it! There are no great secrets to packing boxes. I've watched the pros and the main virtue they have is speed. They bring a huge supply of boxes, toss everything in more or less neatly, seal each box as it fills, and open another. Some use newspaper as filler for fragile items; others use that popcorn stuff.

When I pack, I prefer to wrap fragile items in clothes, towels, sheets and other cloth items that I'm taking anyway. Why move packing material that you don't need?

(3) Pack light. The most common mistake is to pack too much into a box. If it's too heavy the movers may refuse to pick it up.
If you pack yourself:

(1) Pack up the items you won't need and ship them to the Salvation Army. When in doubt, DON'T toss items -- there will be a Salvation Army at the other end.

(2) Pack one room at a time. Label the boxes. The movers will give you special boxes for breakables and mirrors if you're determined to do it yourself. They should give you wardrobe boxes for clothes, so you can just lift clothes from closet to box. If you have the original boxes for computers, television, and VCR, use them.

(3) Search the web for moving company sites. Nearly every site has a collection of excellent tips for packing. They even have creative ideas like tagging rooms with different color tape. Your own moving company will probably give you more booklets than you have time to read.

(4) Start early! Begin collecting boxes as soon as possible. If you have valuables that are irreplaceable or very expensive, arrange your own insurance and get appraisals before you turn them over to the moving company.

(5) Snap photos of every aspect of the move -- the documentation will be valuable if you have disputed claims.

(6) Take pets with you in the car or as checked baggage. If you move in summer, the airline may refuse to accept animals for shipment. You may be able to bring one into the cabin if you reserve ahead of time.

See my advice to cats who move.

(7) Expect at least one crisis during your move. Something will break, someone will not show up on time, something will disappear (hopefully not the whole moving van). That is normal. Read my article about packing an emotional first aid kit.

For serious advice about moving, download Making the Big Move.

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Question How many moving boxes do I need?

Answer

Every household is different, which makes every move different. That also means that there can be a large amount of variation in the number of type of moving boxes they'll need. For example, if you have a large number of filled bookcases, you're likely to need more small boxes to hold all the books (larger boxes can't take the weight of heavy books without breaking). If you're a "pack-rat", that also means you need more boxes, just as you do if you have been living in the same place for a larger number of years.

That being said, here is a table of recommended box quantities:

* 1-2 Rooms:

* 7-10 Small
* 3-5 Medium
* 3-5 Large
* 2 Dish Pack Boxes
* 1-2 Wardrobe Boxes
* 1 File Box per small file cabinet drawer

* 3-4 Rooms:

* 15 Small
* 8-10 Medium
* 6-8 Large Boxes
* 2-4 Dish Packs
* 1-2 Wardrobe Boxes
* 1 File Box per small file cabinet drawer

* 5-6 Rooms:

* 20-25 Small
* 12-15 Medium
* 8-10 Large
* 3-5 Dish Packs
* 3-4 Wardrobe Boxes
* 1 File Box per small file cabinet drawer

* 7-8 Rooms:

* 30-40 Small
* 20-25 Medium
* 12-15 Large
* 4-5 Dish Packs
* 4-5 Wardrobe Boxes
* 1 File Box per small file cabinet drawer

One of ways to save money on moving boxes for your move is to purchase moving box packs or bundles. Most online moving box websites, as well as retail locations that focus on selling moving boxes (such as self storage and moving truck rental locations), offer boxes in these packs. They often also include things like packing tape, bubble wrap, packing paper, and black markers.

You should always check to make sure that you will need all, or most, of the boxes that are included in any kit. You should also check to be certain that returns are accepted if you don't use all the boxes that you purchase. It's always better to have a few extra boxes and not need them than to run out of boxes as your deadline approaches. By arranging to purchase your boxes from a retailer who accepts returns, you can have those few extra boxes handy without worrying about over-paying.

Here are the guidelines on the box sizes mentioned above. NOTE: Box sizes vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, so if you need exact dimensions, please verify the sizes before you purchase them!

* Small moving boxes: approximately 15" x 12" x 10"

* Medium moving boxes: approximately 18" x 15" x 12"

* Large moving boxes: approximately 18" x 17" x 20"

* Dish pack boxes: approximately 18" x 18" x 28"

* Wardrobe moving boxes: approximately 24" x 24" x 40"

* File boxes: 15" x 12" x 10"

Two other notes:

* It's best to keep to the weight of moving boxes below 50 pounds, and better yet to keep them below 30 pounds. Otherwise, boxes are both difficult to handle and more likely to break or burst. * Try to keep boxes filled to the top flaps. Over-filled boxes do not stack well and are more likely to break open. Under-filled boxes tend to cave in.

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It is time to move. You are ready to go but face a big problem. Where can you get enough boxes to pack all of your belongings? You could always buy the necessary boxes but that could cost a small fortune. No you need free boxes. but where can you find that many free boxes?

The best source for boxes is your family, friends and neighbors. Well ahead of your move you should ask them if they have any boxes or if they would save you any that they find. Do not wait to the last minute. If you do you will probably find that your friends just threw away 10 good boxes. If you have enough friends, you may not need to search any further. If you are still a few boxes shy, you should move on to the next source.

The next best place to look is neighborhood stores. Go to some of the stores that you frequent on a regular basis. Ask the guy at the donut shop or the convenience store if they have any extra boxes. These places get boxes all the time and usually just end up recycling them or throwing them away. They would be more than glad to give you a few of them. Especially if you are a customer. Hopefully you have enough boxes by now. If not you have one last resort.

Its now time to check local dumpsters. Drive behind some large stores and look for boxes hanging out of dumpsters or resting beside them. make sure that they are actually being thrown away before you grab them. Also be sure to check them for bugs, old food, etc before you put them into your car. This isn't the best source for boxes but you do what you have to do.

Hopefully you now have plenty of boxes for your move. You still might have to buy a few specialty boxes for wardrobes, etc but at least the bulk of your boxes will have been free.

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