Don’t use duck-tape to seal boxes. Use packing tape instead

You may have duck tape or masking tape lying around that you want to put to good use, but try to refrain . Instead, use moving or packing tape to secure your boxes. These varieties of tape are specially designated to hold cardboard boxes together under stressful...

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Pack an ” Open first” box and load it onto the truck last

Any essential item you might need during your first day/night at your new home should be packaged in this box. It might include a phone charger, basic bathroom items, change of clothes and other necessities. Pack and load this box last so you have access to the items...

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Pack heavy items in small boxes

It's easier to manage heavy, bulky items when they are packed in a smaller box than a large one, as it minimizes shifting. If you only have larger boxes available, use furniture pads, towels or few small, soft items to fill the...

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What should stay?

You have a living room, so if you have a rug, coffee table, sofa, chairs, tables and lamps that fit nicely in the space, then those are obviously staying. It's a situation where, say, the rug from your old living room doesn't fit the new room that you will need to...

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The self storage solution

With a smaller home, you've likely concluded that additional space will be required to keep a number of your belongings that will not fit in your new home. Self storage provides the best solution for these circumstances. Figuring out what should stay and what should...

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Organize in advance

It is a good idea to create an inventory of all of your items that you can then go through and start deciding into destination buckets. "Donate/Recycle" The goal here is to know many items you will need to place in storage, allowing you to plan and budget your move...

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Pack one room at time

It's easier to stay organized when you focus on packing one room at a time. It also helps to keep items the same rooms in the same boxes. That way, you can accurately label your boxes and unload them into the correct rooms at your new place.

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Start packing the things/ rooms you use least

Make a mental note of everything you might need in the days leading up to your move, like clothing, toilet, kitchen items, electronics and some cleaning products. Leave these things for last and start with spare rooms, closet, decorations and anything else that isn't...

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moving tip

Begin by purchasing all the boxes you will need. You can order moving boxes of various sizes by phone to Guardian Storage. Before you start tossing your belongings into boxes, there are some general packing and moving tips you should be aware of so you can stay...

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