Moving heavy items can be intimidating when relocating. Packing and transporting them to a new location is not only a challenge, but it can also be quite a risk. From proper packaging to transport, you need to ensure that everything is in order before moving day. If you're looking for ways to pack and move your heavy items, here are a few tips to help you out.Proper Packaging
First off, you need to make sure that your heavy items are properly packed. Are your items fragile or sturdy? If you're packing heavy household appliances, you might want to consider dismantling the different parts and packing each one separately. Stock up on bubble wrap, old newspapers and packaging tape to make sure that you have more than enough to work with. You might also need a few cardboard boxes, especially if you're packing household appliances that need to be secured well during transport. Try to imagine how the transport process would be like so you can plan how to cushion those fragile items.Proper Labeling
Next, it's important that you put proper labeling on all those packed items. Place stickers on the boxes so that you know what's inside. This way, you can easily keep track of all the heavy items that you'll be transporting. Don't forget to mark all the boxes with fragile parts as FRAGILE and THIS SIDE UP so that the movers know which boxes they need to handle with care.
Before getting started on the move, it would be best if you wrote a checklist of all the items that you would be transporting. Develop an inventory of all the parts that you'll be packing before you wrap them. If you could, categorize each list by room to stay organized. By keeping a master list, it will be much easier for you to stay on top of all the things you'll be transporting.Proper Transport
Lastly, you need to arrange proper transport for the heavy items that you'll be moving. This part is better left to the professionals. If you decide to transport it yourself, be aware that there is going to be a bit of risk involved. Professional movers don't just have the expertise, but they also have the tools to ensure a safe and efficient move. They also have the know how to properly secure your items once they're loaded on the truck. This will prevent any unnecessary shaking and jostling along the way. As a rule of thumb, if your item is heavier than 50 lbs, it would be best to call in a professional.
Try to do a bit of research when choosing a moving company to take care of your heavy items for you. Apart from the rates, you need to check if they have the credentials and certification to operate. It's also important that you look up reviews for their service. You'll find countless reviews online for moving companies so make sure to choose a service provider with excellent ratings.
Just to be safe, you might want to consider getting moving insurance before the move. There's really no saying what will happen during transport so it's better to have all bases covered. Who knows? This small move might just save you a lot of money and heartache if anything unfortunate happens. So there you have it. You don't have to feel so intimidated with your upcoming move now that you know the basics on packing and transporting heavy items. if you're still feeling a bit unsure, don't hesitate to call in a professional packing and transporting company to sort it all out for you.Written by Margarita Hakobyan