The Best Way to Pack a Moving Truck

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It’s moving day and you are just about ready to head out and start a life in your new home. Before you go, the moving truck will need to be loaded. This may seem simple enough, but there is actually a method to loading a moving truck. This method will ensure your belongings stay in pristine condition during the drive. Remember, an organized moving truck could mean an organized life in your new home! It will also mean the unloading and unpacking process will be much easier when you arrive at your destination. Refer to the infographic below to learn the best way to pack a moving truck.moving trucks

 

 

Keep some of these items in mind to help you pack a moving truck more efficiently:

  • Rope and tie-downs
  • Dolly
  • Box labels or Smart Tape
  • Furniture pads

 

If you looking to hire moving labor to help load your moving truck or pod give Lift It Moving and Storage a call for your next moving help needs.

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Moving Tax Deductions

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Moving Tax Deductions

When you book your move with Lift It Moving and Storage you can rest assured that you will have just one point of contact for both your Household Move and Auto Transport. Your vehicle will travel on a separate car hauler, designed to get you your vehicle safe and sound. Full value protection with no deductible to you is included in the rate. We go the extra mile to make sure that your entire move goes off without a hitch.

Open Auto Shipping

The term ‘open shipping’ describes this type of auto transport fairly well. Open shipping refers to open car carriers with the capacity to haul up to ten cars at one time. These trailers are the industry standard, and nearly all cars that are shipped travel by this method. Most dealerships get their vehicles from the manufacturer via open shipping.

Enclosed Auto Transport

Enclosed shipping options are available on most routes. Because the truck cannot carry as many vehicles, the attention to detail paid by the driver and the increased insurance coverage this option is generally more expensive.

Open Vs. Enclosed

There are many different choices that are involved in a move, including those that are associated with car shipping. Many different companies operate this type of service, but there are many aspects that most consumers do not know about. When confronted by the term ‘auto transport’, most people simply think of the large trailers that haul multiple cars and trucks down the highway. This, however, is only a single choice that consumers have these days when it comes to shipping a vehicle.

Enclosed Shipping may be a better alternative for some customers. A general rule of thumb in the industry is if your vehicle is currently worth more than $100k than an enclosed transport may be the viable transport option for you.

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MOVING TIPS

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Lift It Moving and Storage provides the following MOVING TIPS to help you with your transition:moving tips

  1. Garage Sale/Ebay & Donate Unwanted Items

    a. After you inventory unwanted items, set-up date for garage sale. Determine what items of value you can sell in advance on Ebay and/or donate if unsold.

    b. Determine what clothes you can donate in advance to a local charity (i.e. Good Will, etc.)

    c. Determine what books you want to keep, donate and sell at garage sale.

    d. Contact local places to donate items not sold to set-up pick-up (i.e. Salvation Army, half-way houses, etc.)

  2. Removing prohibited items

    a. Empty fuel from all gas-powered equipment including lawn mowers, gas blowers, clippers, trimmers, etc.

    b. Get rid of flammable materials safely including paint, gas, petrol, etc.

  3. Assess all household items

    a. Determine if all items are in good working order

    b. Determine what you can donate and/or sell at garage sale

    c. Locate original boxes for household items such as stereos, etc.

    d. Defrost freezer and clean out refrigerator

  4. Change of address

    a. Make your change of address list including DMV, credit cards, bills, etc.

    b. Have your mailed forwarded through Post Office

  5. Utilities

    a. Determine move out date and contact all utilities to finalize termination date at old address (including electricity, gas, phone, internet, etc.)

  6. New Home

    a. Determine move in date at new address and arrange for utilities to be connected/turned on

    b. Arrange for temporary storage of your moved items if your move out and move in dates need to be coordinated

    c. Do reconnaissance on your new neighborhood and city. Find out about shops, schools, theatres, lifestyles, etc.

  7. Have rugs and drapes professional steam cleaned.
  8. Personal Items

    a. If you have children, separate and pack cherished toys desired for travel.

    b. Locate and Pack collectively all official documentation including marriage certificates, birth certificates, vaccination records, passports, identifications, etc. Check all official documentation such as ids, driving licenses and passports for expiration.

  9. Finances

    a. Determine if you have to close and/or transfer your bank accounts to a local branch near your new home. Make necessary arrangements.

  10. Pets – Determine that your pet vaccinations are up to date and that you have all necessary documentation
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