It’s mid-September, and the busy moving season is starting for everyone out there. It’s back-to-school time, a time for doing business, and often for changing locations. Moving is a challenging process that can be a headache, and moving during the pandemic is certainly more complex. Whether you just need to move some equipment from the yard or totally change location, there are a few important things you should consider first.
3 tips for the moving season
It may sound obvious, but many people still neglect this tip and take all their belongings, even those that are not necessary or used by them anymore. If you are planning a move, a thorough, deep decluttering is a must. It doesn’t necessarily mean you have to get rid of all your stuff.
But, for example, in some cases, it is cheaper to buy a new piece of furniture than to ship it. Make sure you won’t take the extra baggage with you, making the moving more expensive.
Most shipping providers will ask you to pack your things by yourself. It is in your best interest to provide secure packaging to avoid any damage during loading and transit. The best tools for packaging are pallets, crates, boxes, and cardboards. Using protective foam, paper and tapes will also help make your load less prone to damage.
3. Using a shipping service
In the majority of cases, moving on your own is a bad idea. Even if you have one large item to ship, it is better to use a shipping service that has the industry expertise and connections to many freight carriers in the market. These platforms can help you find the best price for your budget and navigate the complex shipping market. Also, these specialists will help you with documentation, additional shipping services, and the freight claim process in case damage occurs.