Making a safe move takes only an extra bit of pre-planning to make sure it unfolds just as it should.
1. Garner your moving boxes from safer sources
Don’t be digging around in alleyways for sized moving boxes for your silverware and shoes. Pay a safer visit to your local liquor store, grocery store, or someplace where you know the owners to see if you can help them recycle their gently used boxes.
Look for boxes that are still in pretty good shape. You don’t want your knives and forks spilling out on the sidewalk...or worse a family antique you’re doing your best not to break throughout the years it’s yours.
2. Keep extra moving supplies on hand
When you’re making your mega to-do list and working through your moving duties, having extra items like light bulbs, extension cords, power strips, flashlights, and batteries on hand are great for those “just-in-case” scenarios that become reality.
Chances are, you’ll always need an extra roll of tape or another stack of boxes for those things that never seem to fit within the boxes you’ve already got in those last few hours before it’s time to go.
3. Learn the safest way to transport your technology
Sure, a smartphone can travel in your pocket, but how about your plasma screen TV? Even if you’re only moving across town, don’t assume your pricey pieces of technology will be safe in the back seat with a seatbelt.
Do your best to find the original boxes they came in or use bubble wrap, quilted blankets, and sturdy tape to protect these delicate items.