PACKING TIPS

LIST OF THE BEST MOVING TIPS

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List of The Best Moving Tips

In the following list we have put together our best moving tips.

1 – Grab a Day 1 Bag

Chances are, you’re too tired to unpack all your stuff. You just pack a bag with all the necessary things, such as clothes for the next day and toiletries. It’s also a great way to transport your laptop. So it can not be stolen during the move.

2 – Pack the things you need first in a transparent box

This includes things like a cutter, kitchen roll, trash bags, cutlery, charging cables and so on. It allows you to find things the same, as the box is transparent and stands out from the other moving boxes.

3 – Pack fragile things in clothes

Here you kill two birds with one stone. You pack your clothes and fragile items at the same time.

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4 – Pack your glasses and fragile things in clean socks

This will provide you with extra padding without having to buy expensive padding material. You also do something for the environment.

5 – Label the moving boxes with the room they belong to

Once you arrive at your new home, unpack your boxes room by room. So all the chaos seems clearer. And your things are right where they belong.

6 – Clean the bathroom and kitchen in the new home before moving

Hang a shower curtain, populate the toilet with toilet paper and make sure towels are provided. You definitely want to take a hot shower after the move.

7 – Fill your make up with a cotton ball

So you prevent it from breaking and messing up other things. In the worst case, your clothes.

8 – Cover the openings of your toiletries with cling film and then screw the lid back on top

This prevents leakage during the move. This tip also helps protect your clothes and other things.

9 – Pack your dishes vertically in the boxes

This protects the dishes from breaking.

10 – Protect your drawers by covering them with plastic wrap

Then you do not have to empty all drawers.

11 – Cling film is also suitable for covering and protecting jewelry

This is important so that small parts are not lost.

12 – Get stretch film

With this you can hold different things together in groups. The film is also suitable for attaching screws to furniture.

13 – Use bread bags to store small things

Also, you do something for the environment and do not waste tons of zip bags.

14 – Defrost your freezer the day before the move

Then you can hand it over clean on the move day.

15 – Take a picture of how your electronics are connected

Then you can connect TV, console, stereos and all your other technology right back.

16 – Use your bags and suitcases instead of moving boxes

This will save you at least a few moving boxes and your bags and cases have to be transported anyway.

17 – Put a trash bag over your clothes hanging in the closet

Or alternatively remove the films from the cleaning. So your clothes are protected during the move.

18 – Vacuum your clothes that are out of season

This takes up very little space and they can simply be put back in the closet in the new home.

Best Cheap Movers Orange County 4.0 star rating 1 reviews
7801 Garfield Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

(855) 422-3232

What Our Customers Say

Best Cheap Movers is awesome! They sent a team of young guys who were eager and efficient from start to finish. Very friendly to talk with. Guys moved my items very quickly and were careful to not damage anything. One of my bookshelves was a little rickety and came apart during transport and they were upfront. Foreman informed me before wrapping it. Would recommend to anyone. Thank you.

Dave Diamond

Amazing service and so fast! This is my first time using Best Cheap Movers, and I have absolutely no complaints. They are efficient and professional with very friendly movers! This company did its best to work with my schedule, and the set up was super easy! Highly recommend!

Becky Rodriguez

Really best movers. A+ moving experience at a reasonable rate on short notice. Three well dressed and friendly welcoming movers quickly, and safely moved all of my stuff to my new third floor home. Excellent service, will certainly use again and suggest to friends.

Dawn Dorland
PACKING TIPS

7 PACKING TIPS TO ACCIDENT-PROOF IN MOVING

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7 Packing Tips To Accident-Proof in Moving

Unfortunately, moving houses and the risk of property damage tend to be close relatives. Even those with expertise in residential moving know that anything can happen. But there are ways to minimize the risk of damage. 

The secret is how you pack your belongings, and particularly those fragile or highly valuable ones. At Beast Cheap Movers Orange County, our residential moving services can include full-service packing and packing supplies, but you can still opt to do most of the packing yourself.

How can you best guard against in-transit accidents? Here we share 7 packing tips that should see your belongings completing the journey safe and sound!

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Extra Padding

Even for relatively short-distance or local residential moving, for instance, moving from Irvine to a Huntington Beach has its share of risks thanks to bumpy roads and sudden stops. So feel free to be liberal with the padding! Bubble wrap and newspaper are long-established favorites but don’t forget unconventional alternatives, like sweaters, scarves, blankets and even socks.

Plates and Dishes

It’s not unheard of after a residential move to begin unpacking and discover a few broken plates and saucers – it’s usually due to truck vibrations. The secret is to pack them individually on their sides, just like in a dishwasher! Make sure their edges are securely wrapped with bubble wrap with little room to move around.

Fragile Objects

We’ve touched on plates and dishes, but keep in mind that jugs, glasses, china cups and the like should be packed separately with their cavities filled. Socks are excellent for this! Be sure to pack them in large boxes with pillows or blankets to absorb the vibrations.

Bulbs

A tricky item, but it might just fit in the drawers in the dresser! Wrap the base in a towel, and disassemble if possible. The furniture is stable, and the towel provides great buffering going around tight corners. The shades can be boxed. 

Electronics

Residential movers usually advise electronics be packed in their original boxes. But chances are they’ve been thrown out long ago! Instead, wrap each component separately, then secure the main item in bubble wrap, set it into the center of a box walled by a blanket. Add the smaller components on top, wrapped in extra padding.

Mirrors and Paintings 

It’s best to get a frame box for any large mirrors or valuable paintings. Most residential moving services will offer them (we do!) but be sure to fill the space between the mirror and the box walls. Again, a blanket or sweater is ideal for this.

Antique Furniture

To protect valuable antique furniture, you can wrap a thick winter blanket around the main body. The material won’t tear while moving but be sure to wipe surfaces clean first so no small particles can cause damage under the padding. Smaller kitchen towels and sweaters can be used around the legs.

Best Cheap Movers Orange County 4.0 star rating 1 reviews
7801 Garfield Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

(855) 422-3232

What Our Customers Say

Really best movers. A+ moving experience at a reasonable rate on short notice. Three well dressed and friendly welcoming movers quickly, and safely moved all of my stuff to my new third floor home. Excellent service, will certainly use again and suggest to friends.

Dawn Dorland

Best Cheap Movers is awesome! They sent a team of young guys who were eager and efficient from start to finish. Very friendly to talk with. Guys moved my items very quickly and were careful to not damage anything. One of my bookshelves was a little rickety and came apart during transport and they were upfront. Foreman informed me before wrapping it. Would recommend to anyone. Thank you.

Dave Diamond

Amazing service and so fast! This is my first time using Best Cheap Movers, and I have absolutely no complaints. They are efficient and professional with very friendly movers! This company did its best to work with my schedule, and the set up was super easy! Highly recommend!

Becky Rodriguez

PROTECT YOUR HOME WHILE MOVING

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PROTECT YOUR HOME WHILE MOVING

Both the home you’re vacating and the one you’re moving into deserve tender loving care. Even if you never liked the space you lived in before moving, there’s no reason to leave behind excessive damage for the next resident. Would you want to move to a house that suffered abuse by its movers or previous owners? Good movers prevent this damage by using moving techniques that coddle your home and its contents like you’d handle a newborn. In order to protect your home on moving day, peruse these methods.

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Advance Moving Preparations

Walk through every room beforehand to troubleshoot spots that may trip you or the movers up. Ensure your house is clean, uncluttered, and free from obstacles. Note narrow entryways, slippery floors, and steep steps and watch out for chandeliers and ceiling fans that hang low, says Smithsonian Institute. Planning how to move pieces and jotting down measurements in advance will ease the process. Using both hands, move furniture slowly and steadily, facing forward, continues Smithsonian Institute. While in tricky moving positions, My Moving Reviews suggests enlisting a “spotter” who will notify you when you’re courting danger. Dress without adornment, so your clothing and accouterment don’t get in the way or caught on anything.

Artwork and Other Valuables

Ensure irreplaceable heirlooms, expensive artwork and other valuables are packed first, in layers, says Angie’s List, so they’re out of harm’s way. Place them in storage to protect them while you move.

Flooring and Carpeting

You didn’t buff your hardwood floors or shampoo your carpets to see them scratched and soiled. Protect them from foot and furniture treads by placing plastic or cloth tarps down or use plywood sheets or carpet film protectors, recommends My Moving Reviews. If you have extra moving boxes, dismantle them to create a path. Carry furniture across floors and roll up carpet when necessary. Before entering, wipe feet on the doormat.

Furniture and Appliances

Take inventory and check your furniture for previous damage, photographing each piece for reference. When delivered, double-check for new damage. Always use straps to secure furniture, and moving pads to cover them. Use a handcart for further assistance. 

Doorways and Walls

Doorways take the brunt of moving day, so protect them by padding them with foam, suggests My Moving Reviews, or temporarily take them off the hinges. Pad narrow hallways, too, so they’re not scratched or dented. Banisters also suffer, even break, says My Moving Reviews, so cover them with moving pads.

How to Protect Your New Home

Once you’ve settled in your new home, now’s the time to safeguard it from damage. By using felt pads under furniture and rubber pads under small kitchen appliances, says Martha Stewart, you can prevent scratches and scuffs. Different pads exist for every type of furniture and household item, so investigate what you need and visit your local home or hardware store or website to buy them. Other protective measures include doorstops and corner guards that not only prevent marks on walls but protect little ones from bumping their heads. With a little elbow grease and padding, you can protect every surface of your home and keep it looking great, too.

Best Cheap Movers Orange County 4.0 star rating 1 reviews
7801 Garfield Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

(855) 422-3232

What Our Customers Say

Really best movers. A+ moving experience at a reasonable rate on short notice. Three well dressed and friendly welcoming movers quickly, and safely moved all of my stuff to my new third floor home. Excellent service, will certainly use again and suggest to friends.

Dawn Dorland

Best Cheap Movers is awesome! They sent a team of young guys who were eager and efficient from start to finish. Very friendly to talk with. Guys moved my items very quickly and were careful to not damage anything. One of my bookshelves was a little rickety and came apart during transport and they were upfront. Foreman informed me before wrapping it. Would recommend to anyone. Thank you.

Dave Diamond

Amazing service and so fast! This is my first time using Best Cheap Movers, and I have absolutely no complaints. They are efficient and professional with very friendly movers! This company did its best to work with my schedule, and the set up was super easy! Highly recommend!

Becky Rodriguez