Stretch wrap is an essential in your kitchen, but did you know it’s also important for your move? It can protect furniture from scratches and scuffs, bundle hard-to-pack items like bed rails, and keep moving blankets in place on furniture. Since it sticks to itself, but not to surfaces, plastic wrap is great for bundling and protecting items without causing damage or leaving a sticky residue.
A common sight during a move is the giant mound of boxes. Whether it’s at the start, when packing up, or at the destination before unpacking, it can be a little overwhelming. When everything you own is sitting in boxes, where do you begin? Hopefully, you followed our packing tips, so everything is packed well and somewhat organized. (And if not, we have some tips to help!) Take a closer look at the best way to unpack after a move to get settled as quickly and as easily as possible.
Are you considering renting an Enterprise truck for your long-distance move? While it can be great for car rental, the truck rental service may not work for every move. Check out the following information about Enterprise moving trucks to see if it’s an option for your move.
Tips for getting a rental deposit back from your landlord
The last time you thought about your security deposit was probably when you moved into your apartment or rent house. Now that it’s time to move out, you may be wondering whether or not you’ll see that money again. Before contacting the landlord, make sure you understand what security deposits are used for, what your renter’s rights are and what needs to be done to get the refund back in full.
Because of their weight and bulkiness, mattresses and beds can be time-consuming and challenging to pack. But taking the time to disassemble, wrap and load these items properly is essential to ensure they travel safely to your new home. Start the process by carefully following the steps below and reading through some helpful tips.
How is packing for storage different from packing for a move?
While careful packing is important for any move, one that involves storage brings some unique challenges to protect against: temperature changes, humidity and potential pests to name a few. Because of these conditions, you’ll want to take a few extra precautions before placing items in storage.
Start with this packing guide to learn how to protect your belongings, and then keep reading for specifics on packing for storage.
Fact: Cats love boxes. But that doesn’t mean cats love moving. And many of them don’t. According to the ASPCA and WebMD, a move can create fear responses in cats — including crying, hiding and aggression. But while a move is a big change for them, it is possible to reduce the stress your pet feels.
Picture this: You’re trying to figure out how to get your car and all of your belongings to your new house. You rent a Penske truck, which takes care of the household goods. But if you’re driving the truck, how do you get your car there? Towing a Penske® trailer could work, but it may complicate an already difficult drive. Learn more about Penske trailer options, take a look at a few things to be aware of during the trip, and explore alternatives for moving.
What’s in your jewelry box? Whether the pieces are special gifts from loved ones or costume jewelry to top off an outfit, you want to make sure they arrive safely. For both travel and moving, packing jewelry properly ensures things stay intact: no broken bracelets, no tangled necklaces and no missing earrings. These tips will help prepare everything for transport.
Protecting linens, towels, bedding, rugs and other soft goods
Towels, sheets and pillows may not be items you’re worried about before the move. Since they aren’t breakable or fragile, you may just think about bagging them and throwing them in the moving trailer. However, bags can easily be punctured, damaging the items inside. To ensure everything arrives at your new home ready to use, follow these tips for packing soft goods.