Once again summer is upon us, and you’ve decided to put some of those personal items away for the season. However, before you can begin your move, you’ll need to make sure you have the right equipment to do the job. Thinking about this early on isn’t only going to save you time and money, but it will help ease some of the stresses associated with moving. Additionally, it can prevent you from injuring yourself during the move.
Before you start packing, here are some questions to ask yourself that can help guide you in the right direction:
- How long will the move take?
- Should this be kept or donated?
- Can it be made safe for storage?
- Is there going to be a lot of stuff, or just a little?
- Will any friends be helping, or will this be a solo project?
- What kind of vehicle or rental equipment will I need to move all this stuff?
Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get to it!
Keep these moving tips in mind while you are planning to pack up!
Figuring out the logistics of moving doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Some main points to consider for the actual moving day are the size, weight, and quantity of boxes you’ll have, in addition to the distance you’re traveling with them.
Depending on what it is you’re moving, you might need a few things to help you get it from inside your house, through your doorframe and onto your truck. By making sure you have items such as screwdrivers or Allen-wrenches, you will make disassembling and transporting items a lot easier. Just remember to keep track of any bolts, screws or washers you take off, we recommend taping them to the furniture itself. And, make sure you remember how to put them back together again. If you don’t have the instructions anymore, taking pictures of the assembly can be a simple solution. Some other things to think about are items like moving dollies and cargo straps. Whether you’re moving your stuff by yourself of with your buddies, having the right equipment will make the entire process go smoothly and reduce unneeded strain on the body and your personal items.
Whatever your situation is, Ample Storage can accommodate. We offer storage in south Reno as small as 5’ X 5’ and as large as 20’ X 20’. We pride ourselves on being the safest, cleanest and most secure storage facility in Reno.