For some people moving is tricky. It brings up old, repressed emotions when sentimental belongings are handled, evaluated, and inspected. You may wish to keep a generations old family heirloom, but do not have the space available in your new digs. The same goes for bigger items like furniture or even cars. You may have a future use for these belongings, but not right now.
There are plenty of reasons why you might need to put your items in storage when you move. Maybe you’re downsizing homes and no longer have room for all of your possessions, but don’t want to give up family heirlooms. Maybe you’re moving across the country for work and need to store your furniture until you return. Maybe you’re moving into a place temporarily and need to store things you will need once you find a permanent home.
The thing about moving is that it can sometimes sneak up on you. You look at the calendar and see you still have a month to get things in order. Then you look again, and you only have a week! That's when the frenzy starts, and stress appears.
Dan was in a huge hurry to pack his belongings. Always the procrastinator, he put off packing until the last minute, shoving items into boxes, containers, bags—basically anything he could get his hands on. He didn't have the forethought to get bubble wrap for his fragile items, either. Upon arriving at his new place, he opened his kitchen box to find most of his dishes broken, cracked, chipped, and largely unusable. While some preparation would have taken time, it wouldn't have cost him anything to replace.
Congratulations! You've found a new place to live. After all that searching, you now get to channel your energy into packing up your belongings. This idea is overwhelming to many people; it's difficult to pin point where in your house you should start this enormous task. The most important thing, though, is that your possessions arrive at your new place safely and in one piece. By following some simple steps during the packing process, you prevent damage to items, save time unloading, and prevent confusion when unpacking your house.
When you’re moving, you have so many things to get done and accomplish that it can be easy to hire a moving company that’s less than reputable. In worst cases, you may even fall victim to a moving scam if you forget to do your homework and research the moving company thoroughly. Instead of having your possessions loaded nicely onto a truck, you’ll be stuck waiting on your doorstep with no money in your pocket and no moving men in sight.
Any kind of muscle pain and soreness can result during and after a move. Your legs, arms, and back can all feel the pain if you lifted too much or attempted to move more than you could carry. This pain can leave you feeling unlike yourself for several days, even though you've moved and settled into your new surroundings.
Sustaining an injury while moving put a damper on what should be a good experience. Instead of arriving at your new place and putting your feet up to relax, you could be putting your feet up with an ice pack instead.
Moving from one place to another can take quite the toll on your body both emotionally and physically. If you’re trying to move your whole house or apartment by yourself, you’re definitely going to feel it the next morning as your body may not be accustomed to so much manual labour.
Moving takes a lot of effort—anyone who’s done it can tell you that. What we’re telling you is that you don’t have to do it alone. You don’t have to carry all those heavy boxes, you don’t have to beg your friends for help, and you don’t have to worry about making multiple trips back and forth. We’re here to help you and do a quality job at that.