Finding the Right Packing Materials

There are plenty of things that can be frustrating in life, but one of the more annoying ones is going through all the trouble of packing things carefully for a move and then unpacking it in a broken form at the next destination, despite all the trouble and care taken. Unfortunately, no matter how much a service promises it can do the job right for a move, a homeowner is still taking some risk putting property in the hands of someone else. Alternatively, one can do the job himself, but that could be worse without working with the right tools. Here are some basic tips that save both time and money.

When it comes to moving, valuable items that need to be package need to be approached as if you’re shipping them. And in this respect the local art and crafts store is your friend. They have multiple forms of cheap, malleable foam products. These can be used to wrap, enclose, craft and insulate items in cases and boxes. Even better, many of the products can be used to pack items that would otherwise be hard to manage.

Choose big containers. It’s tempting to go with small containers for special items of packing. However, by insulating the critical items within layers of less important material, like lots of clothing, then it actually provides more protection. Each layer is a potential form of impact absorption, the more layers, the less chances of damage getting to the critical item.

For moving, use a vehicle with good suspension. A road can be a brutal, slow and repetitive form of impact that eventually bangs up everything. Rental moving trucks are notorious for bad suspension, so pick one with care. Otherwise, use a good vehicle you own to move the sensitive items yourself.

Ganley Family Insurance provides multiple options for family and home insurance to the Brecksville, OH area. Movers can also often benefit from both renters insurance as well as home insurance, depending where they are in a move.