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Denver Movers Provide Tips For Packing Difficult Items


December 6, 2017

Some personal belongings, such as clothing and linens, are fairly easy to pack. Denver movers can simply pack these items in cardboard boxes and load them onto the back of a moving truck. However, many other personal belongings are more difficult to pack because they are oddly shaped, heavy, or fragile. Make sure all of your items arrive safely to your new home by following these tips for packing difficult items:

Books

Books are not oddly shaped or fragile, but they can be incredibly heavy when placed inside a cardboard box. Instead of packing them in boxes, put them inside rolling suitcases. Once the books are inside rolling suitcases, you can roll the suitcases to the moving truck instead of having to lift heavy boxes.

Televisions

The bigger a TV is, the more difficult it is to move. To make it easier, visit a local home improvement store and look for cardboard boxes that are specifically designed for TVs. These come in all different sizes, so be sure to choose a box that is designed to fit the size of the TV that you are trying to move. These boxes have padding on the inside, so they will protect your fragile TV during the move. See more tips to pack difficult items for a long distance move.

Knives

It can be challenging to pack kitchen knives because they are sharp enough to cut through packing materials. Instead of trying to wrap knives in bubble wrap or moving blankets, simply put them inside your toolbox. This is a great way to keep them safe during the move, but be sure to put them in the dishwasher before using them again.

Plants

Do you have potted plants that you would like to bring with you to your new home? Safely moving these plants requires a bit of planning. About a week or two before your move, transfer the potted plants into plastic planters. Ceramic pots are fragile and more difficult to move, which is why it’s recommended that you switch to plastic planters. Doing this a few weeks before the move will give your plants plenty of time to adjust to their new environment.

On moving day, make sure these plants are in the car with you instead of in the back of a moving truck. Keep the car at a comfortable temperature and drive slowly so the plants do not topple over. Once you’ve arrived at your new home, the plants can be moved back into their ceramic pots.

Jewelry

Earrings, bracelets, and necklaces can get tangled during a move, even if they are safely stored inside a jewelry box. To prevent this problem, pack your jewelry inside egg cartons. It may feel odd putting your jewelry inside an egg carton, but this is the perfect way to separate your jewelry and prevent it from getting tangled.

For more advice, get in touch with the experts. Contact Eden’s Moving Company to discuss local and long distance moving services with our team of professionals. Call us today to learn more about our services and request a quote.