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How to Protect Furniture Going into Storage

It’s always best to be prepared prior to facing a difficult task. Storing away prized possessions and furniture in a storage space when moving is one of these tasks. It can be tedious work, but can be very detrimental to your belongings if you don’t take good care to ensure they are well taken care of. You want to make sure that your belongings are safe and secure when you return back to it. Help yourself by understanding several important points when storing your belongings in storage space when relocating.

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Celebrate

After you and your family completed your relocation, celebrate. Order in a pizza and pop open a bottle of wine for you and your spouse. Moving is not easy, you deserve to relax in your new home.

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Tipping the Movers

The general rule of thumb regarding tipping the movers is 15%-20% of the total cost of the move. The tip can be added to the credit card bill, or you can pay it in cash to the team captain who will then distribute it amongst the members of the team.

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Take Valuables With You

Even if you’re only moving across the street, having a suitcase with the following, taken with you instead of on the moving truck if possible, will make things easier once you move in.

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Hold a Yard Sale

You might be surprised to learn that you can earn a few hundred dollars by selling non-essential items, earning you cash and making your move more efficient

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Consider Holding a “Packing Party”

Invite trusted friends over for a “Farewell Packing Party.” Provide free food and drinks, provide upbeat background music, and allow friends to tackle projects that require little supervision, such as packing books or pots and pans. Have friends take pictures and send you copies.

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Create One “Open Me First” Box for Specific Rooms

You’ll need to access certain packed items almost immediately after you arrive, and they need to be packed together in special boxes (one per room) and marked with either bright red markers or special stickers so you can spot them easily. These special rooms include: kitchen, bathroom, tool room, etc.

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Research

Investigate your potential movers through the U.S. Department of Transportation, friends and family, and the Better Business Bureau.

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