Is your big moving day racing towards you like a stampede of buffalo with no help in sight? Sounds like you could use a few choice moving hacks, to help you get more out of your move.
Join us today, as we unpack give great secret moving tips for improving the way you move, and getting you into your new house or office in next to no time.
Ready to get started? Excellent – we’ve got some great stuff to show you!
Lift With Your Knees
While this advice might sound trite by this point, it’s a classic for a reason.
Moving a house or office means lugging around heavy boxes and furniture at some point. It’s unavoidable, and the best thing to do is to be prepared. Bend at the knees while keeping your back straight, then lock your hands together underneath the item. Stand up by extending your legs, without engaging your back, so that your leg muscles are the only ones doing any lifting.
This is a practical way to avoid hurting your back, and can really save your move.
Wine Boxes For Glassware
Restaurants and bars will gladly give you their unused cardboard wine boxes. The same goes for some supermarkets or grocers.
Wherever you get them, these compartmentalized cardboard boxes are ideal for separating glassware and keeping it safe, during a move. What’s more, there’s no rooting around inside three different trunks stuffed with various pieces of glassware, all individually wrapped and a complete nightmare to find.
Simply pop open the lid on your glassware box, and you’re good to go.
Get Some Help
And we mean professional help.
No, not that kind of professional help. Hire a moving team instead of bringing friends on board, as far as you can help it. Professional movers are there on your dime, and they make it their business to work according to your needs. Schedule them as you please, and they’re likely to get the job done twice as fast as your friends, who might not even really want to work that day.
Ramp It Up
A simple solution and one that many forget is an option during a move is to rent a ramp and a dolly for the day. With these two items, you can wheel large objects onto and off of a truck, into and out of your house, and anywhere else your heart desires with minimal effort on your part.
What’s more, many moving companies actually offer these items as part of their service. Enquire today!
Make Your Own Handles
Our last entry into today’s list isn’t a common moving hack at all, but it’s certainly one worth mentioning.
Moving boxes are heavy, and those smooth cardboard sides can be a pain to keep hoisted up while you move around. Using a box cutter, cut out a downward-facing triangle on each side of the box, and fold the cardboard in. You’ll have created a reliable handle, and saved yourself a lot of time and effort, moving forward.
Move Better, With These Great Moving Hacks
Packing all of your belongings into a box and moving to another home or office is never easy.
Hopefully, with a few of today’s specially-curated moving hacks, you’ll be ready for whatever your next big move has to throw at you.
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