Tips for Household Moving
Honest Answers to all of your Auto
At eShip, we want to make your move as simple as possible for you.
Here are a few of our most frequently asked questions!
Most people don’t want to spend time going through boxes, and using a clear bin will allow you to easily locate the items you need. You can find rubber maid bins or similar clear bins ay any local Home Depot or Wal-Mart.
Labeling your boxes by room allows you to quickly identify and unpack pack everything for that specific room. As an example mark each box that goes for the kitchen “kitchen stuff”. This will allow you to quickly find all of your kitchen boxes and place them in the kitchen. Of course you can mark different identifiers for each kitchen box. Example – Kitchen stuff (pots & pans).
Organizing the layout of your new home ahead of time will make for an easier transition into your new home. Draw a basic layout and try to figure out where everything goes before you move in. This will save a lot of time and headache from trying to figure out things last minute.
Items such as hampers, baskets and Rubbermaid bins can make for great “boxes”. This will help you save time and money on your move. Sometime you need to improvise by using household items as packing material.
Make sure you number each box with a unique number that will match an inventory list. This will help you locate boxes that you may need and insure all of your boxes arrived at your destination. Our relocation coordinators can walk you through this process if needed.
Packing items such as glassware, small antiques or any small fragile items in socks is a great way to insure the safety of your items. We suggest that you pack your items as tight as possible so you don’t leave any room for shifting.
Pack heavy items in suitcases so you can simple open the suitcase and roll the item away. We find this to be a very resourceful tip that can save you from minor headaches.
Use empty rolls of paper towels to organize wires and cords. The paper towel tube can act as an organizer rather than opening a box with a bunch of tangled wires.
We are licensed to broker the shipment of household goods as well. You can verify that by viewing our license from the Department of Transportation website, just enter 735249 in the field next to MC. You can do the same with any other company to quickly view the same, as well as find out if they are a carrier or a broker.
You will hear a lot of companies tell you that you can put up to 100 pounds of items in the trunk, but that is not entirely true. That fact is that items of that amount are fairly common and the department of transportation is probably not going to split hairs and fine the trucker over items of that amount, provided they are not over their weight limit.
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