This time of year is usually filled with people thinking about housing. The weather is nice and moving is in the air. But in 2020 everyone stopped thinking about it and decided to move. The interest rates dropped to the lowest of all time and even my wife and I decided to move. What we didn’t expect is that all of our friends and family would do the same and we found that we were asked to help move a whole lot. It was incredible the amount of moving we did and we learned a whole lot of lessons. Since we learned a lot and it is of no gain to us not to share the information, here are a few tips on how to move safely.
The first thing we noticed was that everyone was always doing the same thing. We all started our plans for moving to the same place. We were all looking for free labor and free equipment to use. I don’t know why but no one wants to spend any money on moving if they don’t have to. This comes right down to the cheap moving boxes we all try to find and use too. It really is incredible. Some of my family went to local big box stores to try and find free cheap moving boxes. We ended up moving a few families that used packages that had been used many times over. And what we found was that those were not safe.
We saw many times that the used boxes would flex and shift due to how old they were. It was something that happened to me too. I pulled a muscle in my back because my box flexed and it shifted my weight forward. It made me injure myself. I also saw a friend fall down a few stairs due to the same exact thing. This was a lesson to me and to the rest of my family that using that kind of package was not smart. We needed to be safe and spend a few bucks in order to get the right tool for the right job.
What I found was that there are packaging supplies companies that sell whole moving packages. They come with cardboard boxes rated for moving. They even have tape and markers included. This was a big game changer and it allowed the future moves to be much safer. Not only were they safer but some of the boxes were created for specific needs. There were hanger boxes for closets. I mean you literally took all your closet items on hangers and put them in a box that had a rod in it. Then you closed the box and it protected all your closet items. It was a great way to move to multiple homes while not rueing any closet clothes. Many people keep their best clothes hung up and in this case, they didn’t even get wrinkled. Talk about a happy move and a great way to help keep everyone involved safer. The best part was the cost.
These packages when all said and done were about 30 bucks each. That was a really awesome way to move safely and get some extra supplies along with it. I highly suggest moving this way in the future!