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Packing Tip: To Fold or Roll Clothes When Moving?

When moving in New York City there is no doubt a lack of luggage space at times. That’s why it is so important to pack efficiently and utilize all available space. There are many available methods for packing a suitcase and for assembling a load of boxes to be able to move to a new home or apartment, but one of the most complicated packing items can be.

There are two general methods of packing clothes, the most obvious being folding. The next is a little less obvious but is at times far more efficient, and is the rolling of clothes. This is the method used in the military, believe it or not, and is sometimes regarded as the most efficient way to pack clothes when moving.

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Methods of Packing

Folding

Folding clothes has its own perks, but it is not the most efficient way when the most important thing is saving space. The biggest advantage of this method is that it is far better at keeping clothes from getting wrinkled and keeping them in prime condition. On a business trip, folding up the clothes for the suitcase is most likely a better option. However, when moving in New York City chances are that while folding may be the easier and more comfortable option, there may be better ways to go about assembling the clothes for the move if space is the most important thing.

Rolling

While this method may be more unfamiliar to some, it has its advantages while moving in New York City, or anywhere else for that matter.  Rolling clothes is more efficient at saving space because when those T-shirts or blue jeans are rolled up, they are compressed and are able take up less volume. That means more of them will fit into a box or suitcase than a mover ever thought possible. For that reason, rolling clothes is considered by many to be a better option for packing for a move.

If this option seems preferable, it is really very simple. Simply fold the article of clothing in half, and if there are sleeves fold them as well. At this point, roll it tightly and until It resembles the shape of a thin tube. Now it’s ready to be stacked I the suitcase or box with the other clothes of its type.

When getting ready for a move, the important thing is to keep things as stress-free as possible. If that means using less space, it is recommended that the rolling method is used. If space is not an issue and there are plenty of boxes or suitcases, then the more traditional method of folding the clothes can work as well.

For New York movers be sure to get in touch with Divine Movers, the experts at moving in New York City!

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5 Packing and Moving Tips for First Time Movers

Moving can be a stressful occurrence. Believe us we know; the act of finding a suitable location, getting a lease, getting school set up for the kids, finding a new job, and packing are some of the inconveniences that a first time mover will have to experience.

Sometimes moving is inevitable and can bring upon a fresh start. Instead of looking at it as a negative, try looking at it as something positive and something that was meant to happen. A fresh move can bring upon new friends, better career opportunities, and a new life.

Before a first time mover makes a move to their new location they are going to have to pack and move all of their current belongings. This Packing services for last minute movestask can be really stressful, the act of carrying furniture, boxing up, and organizing the belongings in the truck can be a major annoyance.

Many people opt out of moving themselves and choose a professional to move and package their belongings for them. If this isn’t the case and the person likes to do it themselves, although hard to do, it is still possibly.

Luckily, through ours years of being a premier moving company in the heart of NYC, we here have acquired the knowledge necessary to give first time movers some packaging and moving tips to make their move less miserable!

5 Packaging and Moving Tips

1. Pack the items you will need as soon as you get to your new location in a clear plastic bin.

The reason for this is so that you are easily able to find what you will need to use first. If you know moving like us, there is usually a horde of brown cardboard boxes. It would be hard to tell which box is which till you look at the sharpie description. Things to include in a clear plastic bin would be a box cutter, paper towels, trash bags, silverware, cookware, power strips, toilet paper, soap, phone chargers, tools, etc.

2. Save on bubble wrap.

You can save on bubble wrap by wrapping your dishes and glasses in clothing. With this method you are killing two birds with one stone, packaging the clothes and kitchenware together.

3. Separate boxes for the appropriate room.

DO this instead of putting all the blankets or books in one designated box. When it comes to unpacking it would be quicker and more efficient to separate the boxes for the assigned room. For example, don’t mix Michael’s belongings with his twin brother Peter’s stuff. This will just create an avoidable headache.

4. Label the SIDES of the boxes.

This is very important to remember! If you label the top of the box you will not be able to identify what the box is when it is stacked. Remembering to label the side of the box can save a lot of much needed time.

5. Moving heavy furniture and glass, it is better to get a professional to do this.

When moving heavy furniture and glass we always recommend getting a professional to
help with this. We have heard many times of someone falling dogdown the steps with a heavy
television or sofa. With what you gain in doing the process yourself, you will lose ten-fold in medical bills. Furthermore, getting a professional is important because they will know how to properly organize the objects in the moving truck to ensure stability. This is important if you have glass or objects such as high end televisions.

We hope a prospective mover enjoyed these tips. These tips will help ensure a smoother
moving process. Once again, for bigger objects we always recommend getting a mover to help with the process. Have a safe and swift move!

Moving is not easy – we are here to help in the NYC area

If you are in the New York City area and need packaging and moving services we are here to help. We are your premier NYC movers. For help with your next move visit our contact page or call us at: +1 212-244-4011 or Toll Free at  +1 866-668-7666.

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Moving down the street is stressful enough, let alone moving out of state or to a new city that’s far enough to be in a new state, but have no fear because we have some advice for you. The average person moved 11 times throughout their life – that’s a lot, and you’d think that with all that moving experience it’d get easier, but it just doesn’t. Packing your life into cardboard boxes can be depressing and if it’s your first big move, it can be scary, especially if you’re moving into a big city like New York.

If you’re moving to a new place, take a look at some of the tips we’ve put together. At Divine Moving, we’ve dealt with all different types of people moving in and out of new York City, and we’ve seen people handle moving several different ways, some more successful than others, and we’re going to share the more successful ones with you.

4 Tips for Moving Out of State

  1. Put together a master plan

    If this is your first time moving out on your own, sit down with family members who can help you prioritize and let you know what you’ll need to consider since they’ve most likely done it before. This list should include everything from your packing strategy (when you should start), contacting professional moving services, and setting up your new place.

  2. Don’t wait till the last minute

    This is the worst thing you can do. Start packing early so you can better determine what you need to take and what you can either give away or leave at home. Moving is a long and lengthy process that takes preparation so the bigger jump you get on it, the better.

  3. Choose your method

    You can either do it yourself, or hire professional movers. We highly suggest hiring movers because you don’t want to risk damaging any of your belongings. Of course, you’ll take some things in your vehicle, but you don’t want to have to move an entire bedroom set down a flight of stairs then pack it into a rental truck, let the movers do that for you. We guarantee we have more experience with that type of lifting and handling. Plus, movers will have a better idea of the area and where to park to begin unloading your things at your new place.

  4. Move important items by yourself

    If you do hire professional movers, you want to keep any important possessions in your possession. Move the items that cost more money or are invaluable by yourself into your new apartment, that way if they get lost, it’s no one’s fault but your own, but hopefully you don’t lose them.

Moving Around New York City?

Moving from one burrow to another in NYC can be a daunting task, but that time comes for everyone. With the busiest moving season coming up in May, contact us at Divine Moving to schedule an appointment. No one knows New York City like we do, and we offer storage for any of customers who may need to keep some of their belongings stored away in a temperature controlled environment.

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