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3 Tips on How You Should Take Care of Your Dinnerware When Moving to a New Home

One of the most precious and fragile things on your movers’ list is your dinnerware set. You will want to keep this safe and protected as your furniture and other items are transported to your new home. You will want all your breakable items to be packed properly. Here are three tips that you can follow to make sure that your dinnerware collection stays safe and intact on moving day.

 

  1. Do not use moving boxes for your dinnerware.

You dinnerware collection will not be safe if it is packed inside a regular moving box. Instead of using a box, find a good and sturdy plastic container. Choose one that can carry the weight of the dinnerware.  Likewise, be sure that the container has handles. Aside from plastic containers, you can also use big, rectangular plastic storage boxes with wheels. This will not only keep your dinnerware safe, but it will also be easier to move the container around. Before putting the dinnerware items inside the plastic containers, make sure that they are individually wrapped in old newspapers or magazines. This is to make sure that they do not move inside the container as they are being transported.

 

  1. Cover the container with paper of bits and pieces of foam.

Before placing your dinnerware set inside the plastic container, fill it first with crumpled paper (from old magazines or newspapers) or with bits and pieces of foam (Styrofoam). Make sure that the bottom part of the container is securely filled. This is to ensure that the items inside the container will not easily break or crack when it is shaken or dropped. Once the dinnerware is positioned inside the container, fill in the empty spaces with the crumpled paper and bits of Styrofoam. For added security, arrange the dinnerware plates with the largest one placed at the bottom.

 

  1. Finally, list your items before sealing the container.

Make a list of all the items that you placed inside the container. It is always advisable to have an inventory of your thing when moving. This way, it will be easy for you to trace which item is inside which box. After completing the list, seal your container and label it. Ensure that you label is complete: box/container number, room assignment, your name & new address.

3 Tips on How You Can Keep Your New Home Protected on Moving Day

Sometimes, because you’re too caught up with moving day tasks, you forget that there are also things you need to do for your new home. For example, has it ever crossed your mind that you might need to find something to protect the home you are moving into? Yes, it has to be protected from all the foot traffic on moving day. Have no idea how to do this? Worry not as here are three useful tips for you:

 

  1. Apply a protector to your floor.

This self-adhesive film-like floor protector can be found in supermarkets and hardware stores. It’s very easy to use as all you need to do is apply it to your floor. Be sure to buy as many as you can so you will be able to cover all areas that you think will experience a lot of traffic on moving day. This film or strip will protect your floor (and carpets, too!) from scratches, stains, and smudges, among others. Apply the protector days or weeks before moving day to make sure that everything is ready by the time the movers step inside.

 

  1. To protect floor against heavy furniture, get some furniture slides.

Movers will be getting in and out of your new house carrying heavy furniture. Even if the furniture is carried inside, you should still expect some of them to be dragged, especially when you cannot immediately decide where to put them. As such, you have to purchase protectors known as furniture slides. These can be used on practically all floor types, including tiles and linoleum. Make sure that you place these slides on all your heavy furniture (on the legs). After the furniture is positioned in its proper place (and you’re sure you don’t want to move it anymore), take off the slides from the furniture legs.

 

  1. Find good door jams.

To protect your floor and to make your unloading process easier and more efficient, place door jams on the doors where the movers will go in and out to bring your things inside the house. With the movers busy carrying your furniture and other items; he won’t be able to control the door movements. So you will want to make sure that it is not slammed.

3 Important Things to Know When Moving to a College Dorm

Moving companies do not provide services only to homes and homeowners, but also to college students. More particularly, college students moving to dorms. As there are a lot of things to take care of, it is always best if a moving company is hired to help the student with his/her move. There are several things that one needs to know when moving to a college dorm. If you are moving to your college dorm soon, or you know somebody who is, here are three of the more important things you should remember.

  1. Hire a moving company days or weeks before the actual move.

As there can be foot and car traffic when moving to the dorm on a school day, it is important to book for moving services at least several days or weeks earlier. Also, doing this will actually help you find a reliable and efficient moving company because you’ll have more time to sift through the options presented to you. Additionally, hiring a moving company early on will also help keep things organized.

  1. You have to inform the moving company which services you want to avail of.

Some moving companies offer only loading, transport, and unloading services. But there are a lot of companies that offer you the whole thing; the works: they’ll help you with sorting and packing your stuff, loading, transporting, and unpacking. Tell the moving company which services you want to avail of so they’ll know what you need.

  1. Be mindful of the rates.

Most college students may probably not bother to do this because their parents will be the ones paying the moving company. But there are others who will be saving up money for this, so it is important to ask about things like student discount, payment options, and the like. Additionally, make sure that everything is written in black and white. There should be a contract or a memorandum of agreement between the moving company and yourself. The contract should mention the services you are availing of, as well as the payment option you chose or which discounts apply to your moving package.