When getting shipping or moving quotes, you will get asked what the size and weight of your belongings are. Let’s be honest, knowing how much your couch weighs or how many cubic feet a chair takes up seems a bit ridiculous. Nobody will know that off the top of their heads. Although it may seem tricky to figure this out, knowing the size and weight ahead of time can save you a ton of money with your move.
When packing moving boxes, it’s important to label the room they go in. But is labeling the room enough? Anyone who has packed and moved recently will tell you no. To help ensure that your boxes go in the room they belong, here are 3 additional labels you should use.
One of the most fun, but hardest things with moving is reliving the memories of the objects you find while you’re packing. The trouble is knowing that it’s time to move on and get rid of it. Whether it’s finding a new life for the things you cherish (but don’t have space for), or simply trashing something because it was only precious to you, now is the time to finally downsize those objects that you once loved.
Transit Systems Inc. (TSI) has made the Inc. 5,000 list 9 times out of the last 14 years. Making this list one time is difficult, but for a moving and shipping company to make it 9 times, that takes strategy. To learn a bit more about how we’ve achieved this, we interviewed our CEO Chris Smith.
If you’re moving, or even shipping something, you’ll probably end up buying bubble wrap. But what size and grade are the right ones for your specific needs?
When packing a computer for a move it is important to ensure it’s packed properly. You don’t want debris to get inside, or the hardware to get damaged resulting in the loss of all your data. Here are some important tips to help you protect your computer whether you’re moving, storing or shipping it.
When getting ready to move, whether it’s a small move or a large move, most people are focused on getting everything placed into boxes or bags so that they can be easily loaded onto the moving truck. While the vast majority of your belongings will need to be packed, some things should be set aside to take with you in your personal vehicle. This includes some very important documents that you may need along the way. Keep in mind that all documents should be together in a file holder to make it easier to carry.
Boxes are a part of moving just like water is needed for swimming. There’s no way around it. Your first reaction might be to head to a grocery store; but you’ll learn fast that this is a huge mistake!
Grocery store boxes are not the same as moving boxes. They’re made to store and transport product then be discarded or recycled. They don’t have the durability, protective layers or quality that a real moving box needs to have.
Let’s face it, moving can be pretty stressful if you are not properly organized for the occassion. So, where should you start? Make it easy on your nerves by creating a moving list to help you keep track of what needs to be done prior to the move. If you rather not make your own list, download and print the ultimate moving list to make your life easier.
When it comes to packing up your belongings for a move you’ll need to make sure you choose the right packing materials for the job. In most cases you will be choosing between the two more popular types of packing materials; bubble wrap and packing peanuts.