Moving to New York City can be an experience all on its own! New York City movers, Divine Moving, are able to make it a positive one. Today we want to discuss some tips to keep your belongings and valuables safe during a move and what can be done to prevent anything from getting damaged in your local moving company experience.
Tips to Keep Your Valuables Safe From a Local Moving Company
Use Ratchet Tie Downs
Whether you are undertaking a big moving project with the help of a local moving company, or just taking a couch across town to a buddy’s house, it is ALWAYS a good idea to move with your belongings ratcheted down. These straps can be a little tricky to use at first but the benefits far outweigh the time it takes to learn how to tighten and loosen the straps. They will help keep your belongings and valuables safe and free from harm throughout the process.
Load Boxes First
Again, whether you are using a local moving company or are moving some things in a truck or SUV yourself, loading boxes first allows the more abstract shaped furniture, tables, and miscellaneous items for the front. This will allow you to load as much as possible and secure the furniture and tables in the back while leaning them against the boxes for support. The furniture can then be tied down to walls or rails to keep them secure and in place.
Remove Drawers and Glass!
Many cabinets, dressers, and shelves have drawers that slide and move around if they are not removed. Emptying these drawers and removing them from the dressers will prevent them from sliding out during the moving process. The drawers can also be tied or strapped in to avoid the same issue.
Cushion is Your Friend
It would be difficult to have too much cushion during a move. The most efficient way to go about keeping fragile spots or fragile pieces from being vulnerable during a move is to wrap them in a healthy dose of clothes or blankets – and if those aren’t available bubble wrap will do the trick. A few towels or blankets would save the price on bubble wrap, and either one will be able to keep fragile pieces safe. But remember this does not take the place of properly securing down your belongings!
Use Common Sense!
Don’t lift anything that will cause you to strain, as this puts you at a risk for hurting your back. Refrigerators, washers or driers, and desks are some of the heavier pieces to consider letting a professional help you move. Also remember to always double-check to make sure your belongings and valuable are strapped down and secure. It’s always better to be safe than sorry!
Lastly, remember that for big jobs and heavy items, Divine Moving is here to assist you. We specialize in moving and help New Yorkers move on a daily basis. Let us help you and make the beginning (or end) of your stay in this wonderful city smooth and carefree!