It’s estimated that around 13% of Americans (which accounts for about 40 million people) move every year.
With these statistics, it’s not a matter of if you’ll move in most cases, but when. If you are planning a house move this year, you have a lot to consider.
For some, when moving house, something they may not think about until confronted with the issue is moving large or bulky items. While this can present some challenges, especially if you are moving abroad, some tips can help.
Keep reading to learn how to move a house, including your large and bulky items.
Disassemble the Items as Much as Possible
One of the most important steps you can take when packing and moving large, bulky items is to take them apart as much as you can.
It doesn’t matter if you are moving your fish tank, a large sofa, or something else; take off all the pieces and parts that can be removed.
By removing the parts, you can make it much easier to protect them. Also, it will make the item much easier to move.
You will need a few tools and some strength to do this job. If you aren’t sure how to disassemble something, a quick online search will likely reveal all you need to know.
Protect the Items Properly
Even though an item is large and bulky, it doesn’t mean it doesn’t need proper protection. It doesn’t matter if you are packing for a move down the street or a long-distance move; you need to make sure all your items are properly protected.
It’s a good idea to use all the bubble wraps, furniture blankets, and other items that you can. Also, wrap the items a few times.
Make sure all the surfaces are protected to ensure they don’t break or get scratched during the removal and transport process.
Call the Professionals
If you are packing for a move, some things are just best left to the pros. One of these is packing and moving large or bulky items.
Starting with the tips above is recommended; however, calling in professional movers is best if you don’t have the right equipment to move these items safely.
They will ensure your items are packed properly and moved safely. Even better, professionals are insured. This means if something does happen, they can cover the damages that occur.
When packing for a move, this is something to consider carefully. Most people would agree that it is more than worth your investment.
What to Consider When Moving House Items
If you are moving house items, there are more than a few things to do and consider. Be sure to keep the tips and information above in mind for handling large or bulky items.
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