Packing Tips Made Easy
Moving to a new home can be an exciting but daunting experience, especially when you have children, pets, and precious belongings to consider. American Red Ball is here to help you navigate the process and ensure a smooth transition to your new abode. From preparing your little ones and furry friends for the move to safeguarding your family heirlooms and green companions, we’ve got you covered with these expert packing tips made easy.
What Not to Ship
Before you start packing, it’s essential to know which items your mover won’t accept for shipment. For safety reasons, certain materials are not suitable for transportation and should be disposed of properly. Some items include flammable liquids, combustible materials, explosives, and compressed gases. If you’re unsure about an item, reach out to your American Red Ball agent for guidance.
Involve them in the moving process, let them pack their non-fragile toys, and label boxes.
- Involve them in the moving process, let them pack their non-fragile toys, and label boxes.
- Create a moving survival kit with essentials for the journey.
- Organize a “going away” party to say goodbye to friends and exchange contact information.
- Encourage them to maintain friendships through emails or maintaining a website with your supervision.
- Create a safe space for your pets during the move, preferably in a kennel or a designated room.
- Ensure they have food, water, and comfort during the journey.
- Have identification tags and microchips implanted for added safety.
- Ask your veterinarian for tips on moving your pet or consider professional pet moving services
- Consider giving away or selling plants, as long-distance moves can be challenging for them.
- If you decide to move plants, check regulations in your area and prepare them accordingly.
- Pack plants securely in plastic containers and provide proper ventilation during the move.
Moving Special Items
American Red Ball is a full-service household goods carrier capable of moving various specialty items with care. Whether you need to move a car, piano, hot tub, pool table, or other unique belongings, we have professional techniques to protect and transport them safely. For larger and delicate items, specialized crates can be custom-built for added protection during the move.
Professional Packing Techniques
While American Red Ball offers full packing services, you may choose to pack your belongings for organizational purposes or cost-saving measures. Follow these professional packing tips to ensure your items are secure during transit:
- Use genuine moving boxes of consistent size to prevent shifting during transportation.
- Use professional packing tape for proper support and to prevent boxes from splitting open.
- Label boxes with room names and content details using bold permanent markers.
- Utilize wardrobe cartons for clothing to reduce wrinkles and simplify unpacking.
- Safely pack fragile items like china, glassware, mirrors, and electronics with appropriate cushioning.
Moving can be overwhelming, but with these valuable tips from American Red Ball, your journey to a new home can be a stress-free experience for your entire family, including your beloved pets and cherished belongings. Happy moving!
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