Like anything else, when it comes to moving, sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin! But what are the right moving supplies for you? Your friend moved and liked their shorty wardrobe box. Does that mean you need one of those too? Why did they choose that over one of the other options? With all the varieties of questions that may run through your head, remember — your move is individual to you! No two people are completely alike and therefore their moving experiences won’t be either. Here are a few questions to ask yourself as you decide on right moving supplies.
What are you moving?
Go through your home and keep track of what you plan on bringing with you as well as what rooms you are moving to. This is also a good time to make note of any items that need to be donated or thrown out. Once you have a good idea of what you need to get packed up and moved, input your information into the moving supply calculator. From here, you will have a basic idea of some moving supplies that may be useful for your move. You may also want to start with a certain budget in mind, with some leeway of course, so that you can be more thoughtful in your decisions.
Is anything missing?
Looking at the items that you know you need to bring with you and the estimated list given to you by the calculator, is there anything missing? Maybe have a couch you need to move and although it recommended a mattress bag, it forgot to show you a sofa cover. On the other hand, maybe you checked that you are moving an office but do not have files to fill a file box with. Scan through the additional moving supplies that are available and add/remove items from your cart as needed. This is also a great way of preparing yourself for how much your move is going to cost you. This post on choosing the right packing supplies is also a great way of comparing various protective moving supplies as you make your decision.
How are you moving your belongings?
From lifting the heavier items you have like a refrigerator to getting everything moved from point A to point B, there are additional products you will need to buy or rent. You will likely need at least a basic utility dolly, but make sure that is going to be enough. Maybe a furniture dolly that you can easily roll items flat on is best suited for your specific list of items. If you have a moving partner, the forearm forklift might get everything you need done as you can strap it onto a variety of items. Again, look at where you are in your budget thus far and see what option is both most efficient to your needs but also the most wallet-friendly. The next thing to consider is how to get everything re-located. If you have a personal vehicle, you may want to either tow a trailer behind you or rent a vehicle and tow your car. If you are doing an international move, U-Box Portable Storage might be your best method. Knowing how many rooms worth of items you will be transporting will make choosing your moving method much easier.
There are a lot of factors to consider when moving but remember that all of these factors are controlled by you! In the end, you are the only one who knows exactly how much you are moving, what items you have, where you need to get them and how much you are willing to spend.
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