Don’t pack up like I did.

Yet again in 2021, another housing boom is happening.  I think this is really cool because my home is now worth a whole lot more.  I may even sell soon! I keep getting calls from realtors looking to sell my home.  I think that either way a few tips never hurt anyone when heavy lifting is involved.  This year I myself learned a few valuable lessons from mistakes and broken items during moves and I thought that it would be fun to go over a few to maybe help someone else out as well.  Did you know that one of the biggest mistakes of all moving is actually what you load the packages into?  Yes, the car matters, or truck or trailer. 

It has taken me some time to figure this out but I hate trucks for moving now.  Most trucks sit high up off of the ground and are limited in the size of the truck bed.  What normally happened was we would use the trucks to move heavy items and the fact was that since they set so high that people would end up getting hurt by lifting them up.  I also found out that the truck would get damaged by scratches or dents and usually the item would as well.  The fact is that most items we put into trucks were awful to deal with and I would not suggest making this your go-to vehicle if you have a choice.  Now if the truck has a hitch, then you are ready for the best option I think.

There is nothing that really works better than a short-walled trailer in nice weather.   I found that these normally have a small fence on each side them and a ramp to walk up and into the trailer.  This made the ease of use for moving heavy items ten times better than using a truck.  Instead of carrying an item, we could wheel it on the trailer with a cart or by the wheels on the item itself.  It made no injuries occur due to lifting and it helped cut back on almost all the damage done to the item itself and the trailer.  There is one major downside to this though and that is that it had no ceiling.  So that meant it was open to the weather making it nice weather moving vehicle only.  

The weather is the only possible issue to me, but if you are able to choose the day of moving and have some leeway with the weather, then it is an amazing way to go. I found it super each to get all of those cheap moving boxes up and on it and it made it so much nicer when we got to the location and had to also move those cheap moving boxes back into the new home.  

Easy is the answer in many situations and this is one of them.  When it comes to moving wisely then this is the best option and having the best way to move a package is key.  So I would also suggest buying high-quality packages and not using flimsy ones to pack up all your stuff into.  My hope is that my experience doing all of these movings will help you out with yours.  So happy moving!

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