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When moving, you need to think of a number of things – from the basic, which is to bring everything with you, to the one, perhaps more important, to bring all those things unbroken, unrefined, or as they were before packing. If you are one of those who leave everything for the last minute, both because of your obligations and because you are not aware of the little things that can make you lose valuable time, you need to hire professionals.
Here are 10 tricks for you to avoid having any broken stuff:
1. Boxes for packaging. Make the boxes easier to carry by cutting two holes in the side. In addition to making it easier for you to lift the box, it will also be more comfortable to hold.
2. Fill the cavities with soft things. Put baby stuffed toys, pillows, blankets together in one bag and use them as a setting to put fragile and delicate items on. Also, use them to fill in gaps between things so they don’t move along the way. Also, protect the glasses by wrapping them in socks. They have proven to provide better protection against newsprint.
3. Thaw your refrigerator. Plan ahead. Remember to defrost, dry and clean your fridge at least 24-48 hours before moving. This will greatly prevent the “stinking” and wet effects.
4. Glue the mirrors. Use adhesive tape and make a big X on your mirrors and glass surfaces. This will not protect them from shattering, but if it does, it will soften the impact and keep the glass in the frame.
5. Take pictures of the cables. Before you pull all the cables out of the case of your computer or any other electronic device, take a photo of it standing in it. To experts this may sound ridiculous, but for someone who does not fully understand, this will save both time and nerves.
6. Box for the first night. Chances are you won’t be able to unpack all the stuff right after you move. So, select and tick the box for the first night. And better still carry it with you in the car if you carry the rest of the stuff with a truck. Think about the things you need first and put them in the box.
7. Let heavy things roll. Extremely heavy stuff like books is best packed in suitcases that have wheels. This way you will avoid unnecessary towing and simply drag them from the desired place, car, truck.
8. Jewelry in cardboard. You can use this trick when traveling or moving, and it is definitely the cheapest way to protect your jewelry from cracking or breaking. Run your jewelry through both sides of a roll of toilet paper. In this way, you are safe from the mess of jewelry that happens to everyone. Another way to protect yourself is to arrange small pieces of jewelry such as rings, earrings and bracelets in cardboard egg cartons and glue them after closing.