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Selecting the Right Moving Boxes when Relocating

By Nathan Brown T Subscribe to RSS | March 22nd 2012 | Views:
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There can be nothing more exciting when moving your home; new places to see, great neighbors, new way of commuting to your office or school...almost endless thrills. The process of moving itself can be thrilling, although it can mean a lot of hardship. But there are many ways in which you can turn these hardships into a pleasant experience that you can remember and cherish throughout your life. You may be moving your home for many reasons. Possibly you have bought a new house, or you had a job change or even both. Whatever the reason, you will certainly want to move your belongings safely without even the least damage. You can no doubt entrust the job to a professional company, but there are those little things that you can do better, besides you can save yourself paying a heft bill not to your liking. So why not consider doing a part of the packing job yourself? All that you need to do is put your belongings in special moving boxes and leave the transporting to a moving company.

Ordering moving boxes is not as simple as you may have thought it to be. You will need to take an accurate measurement of your belongings and make a fair assessment of much they weigh. Once you have through with the measurement talk to an expert moving boxes maker. They can recommend the right type of boxes and the material with which you will want them to be made with. The most common boxes are those made from paper or a combination of paper and plastics. If you are conscious about environment friendly materials then go for the paper. But some of your belongings can be so heavy are consume so much of space that a wooden moving box is inevitable. Although you may have made a measurement, it is always prudent to call a representative from the box company to let them make their own assessment of your needs.

Moving boxes are not the only packaging material you will need. The other things you need to keep handy are the bubble papers, cello tapes, ropes and even some old newspaper that you can use for stuffing voids. They will give your belongings that extra protection from jerks and shocks so common when moving by a truck. It always pays to order at 10% more than your estimate. It will save you from the trouble of running for materials while you are in the middle of packing. Keep at least a couple of marker pens ready and use it for marking the boxes. Assign a number to each of them in serial order and include a brief description of what is inside each. That will make unpacking at your home easy. Remember that unpacking itself can take a couple of days and you may want some moving boxes opened first, especially those that contain the kitchen items.

Talk to a moving company at least a couple of days ahead of the actual date on which you intend moving. Negotiating a deal can be tricky. If you are going to move voluminous then it is advantageous to get a quote on weight basis, and if it is going to be low volume moving, then ask the mover for quote on volume basis. But don’t expect them to be naïve. Their quotes are often based on weight as well as volume, but you can expect some discount if you are more knowledgeable about what you are asking for. Get your belongings insured before the actual transporting takes place, if the truck company won’t do it or expects you take the burden. It always pays to know that beforehand.

Nathan Brown T - About Author:
Nathan Brown is a freelance writer. Watching TV channels and surfing the web are his favorite leisurely activities, especially those that are informative like the one from Moving Boxes

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