Posts Tagged ‘moving boxes’

Moving Tip #45

Wardrobe boxes provide wonderful efficiency for hanging up the items in your closet that are too long or fragile to be folded. This list includes dresses, formal gowns and suits. These boxes come with a double wall and metal bar designed to take the weight of heavy clothing items. Making these kinds of boxes available for your convenience allows us to help you to avoid the hassle of a re-press job on your dry-cleaned items once you have reached your relocation destination.

Moving Tip #32

We recommend packing items in reusable plastic tubs. These types of containers containers are fantastic for stacking and easy to move. If you are planning to keep some items in storage after your move, these lidded boxes are a great way to avoid damage as they are generally both durable and waterproof.

Moving Tip #31

Please don’t forget to tape and close all of your boxes completely and securely. This makes for easy stacking and quick loading when the moving team arrives. Another good idea is to color code boxes when labeling them such as blue for bathroom, red for kitchen etc. This allows for quick location identification when it comes time to unpack.

Moving Tip #29

Label your boxes on the side and the top, this way no matter how high the pile, you will always know what’s in the box. Another great idea when labeling your boxes is numbering them and creating a master list of contents with specific titles like “mixing bowls”. This way, you can avoid having to sort through an entire box labeled “kitchen stuff” the first time you want to make a cake.

Moving Safe: Avoid Accidents and Bodily Injury

Moving may not always be emotionally painful, but may cause unforeseen physical damage unexpectedly. There are simple ways to avoid causing injury to yourself and if you are smart to others…as you will pass this on as an act of good faith towards humankind 🙂

The first and most important factor of your move is your rented equipment. Renting proper equipment not only insures simpler more for heavier, larger items but more importantly saves your from back strain and further injury. Straps are also essential in securing boxes and items that are larger and hard to move on your own.

On that same note packing your boxes should be strategic as well. When packing for your move make sure that your boxes are no heavier than 50 pounds.  This will not only help boxes from not squishing one another but again will prevent back strain in your move.

Also, check out the safety of the area that you are moving into. Inspecting your new area is a vital part of your move. It prevents you from finding things out like “oh, that walkway has a bunch of loose floorboards” or “oh, I just hang-lined myself on that tree branch on my way in”. Inspecting these things before you move your things physically in is key.  Areas to inspect include: walkways, sidewalks, steps, trees, doors and any obstacle that you may encounter with a load of boxes in your hands.

Checking the place that you are moving into assures that you will arrive in one piece.

DIY Projects Using Cardboard Boxes

What’s the one thing you have to have when you move? Some might say a moving truck, some might say patience, but the number one thing you have to have when you move is moving boxes. Moving can be extremely wasteful, especially since a lot of people will just throw away their cardboard boxes after using them once. You can always reuse them or recycle them, but often people feel like it is “easier” to just throw them away. To avoid being wasteful and even to help with some home space issues, we compiled a list of some great Do It Yourself projects to put those cardboard boxes to good use, and keep them out of the landfill.
Brought to you by wikiHow, this article helps you learn how to create a fantastic Cardboard Box Storage System. All you need is boxes, tape, scissors and a Sharpie for labeling. http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Cardboard-Box-Storage-System
For those who have a love for playing games, how about a Faux Wood Checkers Box? It’s light weight, saves money and is easy to make! http://www.allfreecrafts.com/recycling-crafts/checkers.shtml
And the daddy of them all, how about 101 things to do with your used cardboard boxes? Well that list exists and it is good! You’ll find anything from hot wheels racetrack to a robot to a toolbox and most importantly, because you never know, a homeless shelter.  http://anyboxtoday.com/blog/recycle-reuse-cardboard-boxes.htm
Hope these DIY projects were helpful and sparked your creative and crafty side. If you do decide to create anything from the lists we included, please send us your photos, we’d love to see your handy work!

What’s the one thing you have to have when you move? Some might say a moving truck, some might say patience, but the number one thing you have to have when you move is moving boxes. Moving can be extremely wasteful, especially since a lot of people will just throw away their cardboard boxes after using them once. You can always reuse them or recycle them, but often people feel like it is “easier” to just throw them out. To avoid being wasteful and even to help with some home space issues, we compiled a list of some great Do It Yourself projects to put those cardboard boxes to good use, and keep them out of the landfill.

Brought to you by wikiHow, this article helps you learn how to create a fantastic Cardboard Box Storage System. All you need is boxes, tape, scissors and a Sharpie for labeling.

For those who have a love for playing games, how about a Faux Wood Checkers Box? It’s light weight, saves money and is easy to make!

And the daddy of them all, how about 101 things to do with your used cardboard boxes? Well that list exists and it is good! You’ll find anything from hot wheels racetrack to a robot to a toolbox and most importantly, because you never know, a homeless shelter.

Hope these DIY projects were helpful and sparked your creative and crafty side. If you do decide to create anything from the lists we included, please send us your photos, we’d love to see your handy work!

Reuse Your Storage Boxes….or make a Bar Out of ‘Em!

Here at Exodus we are all about finding ways of treading lightly on the planet as a moving company. We use durable bins when moving customers, wooden shelves on wheels for office moves instead of boxes, and we offer recycled boxes giving them a second life and reducing our resources. When we came across an article explaining what designers Diogo Aguiar and Teresa Ott did with their used storage boxes, we had to feature it on our blog.

What do you get when you put 420 IKEA boxes, LED lights and a metal base together? How about a 15-foot-high bar that has funk, character and uniqueness. The appropriately named structure; Temporary Bar, was constructed for a competition organised by the architecture faculty at the Universidade do Porto in Portugal. Finished in just one week with the help of students, this bar stands tall and proud in Parque da Cidade, Porto, Portugal.

Next time you move, think about the endless possibilities you could do to reuse those boxes instead of throwing them in a land fill. Moving somewhere dry and need to get rid of your umbrella(s)? Bars are not only made out of recycled boxes, but can also make a bar too, like the Bucky Bar in Rotterdam. Talk about creativity and reusing! This project references the famed geodesic domes of the late American architect Buckminster Fuller and attracted 300 visitors before the police intervened at 2 am on February 19th, 2010.

Morale of the story, whether you are moving or not, look around your house and before you throw anything out, see if you can reuse it for something else, or donate it to someone else that could put it to good use.

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After every move Exodus Moving & Storage completes, we will request your input about your moving experience with us. Continuous improvement is the hallmark of our success as a company and we are always anxious to get your feedback on how well we did our moving job.

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The Cost of relocation is either based on weight or number of men and trucks needed as well as distance traveling. At no charge to you, one of our experienced and courteous Move Coordinators will review their move in great detail and provide you with an accurate move quote. Our Move Coordinator will also confirm requested pick-up and delivery dates.

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