How To Protect Your Valuables During a Move

by | Jun 7, 2022 | Blog | 1 comment

Expert tips for protecting your items when moving

if you are looking for expert tips for moving, here are some great tips for you. Below are the best tips and practices that we have learned over the past 9 years in business. We help over a thousand clients a year in Washington State and Arizona and so it’s critical that we are doing great work to protect our client’s belongings during their moves. 


Packing boxes properly

Place about two inches of crushed paper in the bottom of your boxes to cushion and help protect your items. Having strong boxes that are taped up sufficiently and that aren’t packed with too much weight is important as well. Don’t Overpack your boxes. The general rule of thumb is that each box should not weigh more than 50 pounds. Even if you do decide to hire movers, remember that you may have to move the boxes yourself, from one room to another before the movers arrive. 


Purchase an adequate amount of moving blankets

One of the best ways to fully protect your furniture during a move is to purchase or rent plenty of moving blankets. We see a lot of damaged items when we unload containers, trailers, and trucks when our clients hire us for unloading help due to not enough moving blankets being used. It’s important to err on the side of caution and uses extra moving blankets. We tell our clients that this is the number one way to prevent damaged items. Of course, it’s important to wrap your items properly ahead of time if you are the one who is loading your furniture items. Click here for a great video on how to properly wrap your furniture using moving blankets. If you decide to hire professional movers like us, we will take care of the wrapping of any furniture items that need wrapping. 




Hire Professional Movers

Whether you are moving cross country or locally, it’s always a good idea to hire professional movers if you can afford to pay for help. You can decide to hire a full-service moving company that provides the movers and transportation is one way to hire movers but this can get very expensive to hire a high-quality full-service moving company. Or, you can hire moving help for movers without transportation like our company which specializes in proving highly trained, quality movers to help load and or unload PODS containers, Uhaul trucks, Upack containers, etc. 

If you would like to learn more about the service we provide check out our website and feel free to request a free estimate by clicking here. We are here to help and look forward to talking with you. We are a customer service-focused company that is striving to be the leader in moving help in Phoenix Arizona as well as in Washington State.