What defines a successful move? It is when all of your things arrive to the new destination without being scratched up, dented or broken, right?
When it comes to the tools you need to ensure a successful move, the professionals know that cushioning your valuables is of the utmost importance. The local professional movers
who are listed by zip code on MovinGood will bring quilted pads called moving blankets
to wrap your possessions and keep them from getting bumped and damaged in the truck. Since these items can be used over and over, they will not charge you for them as they might for boxes, tape or bubble wrap. (See what things are usually extra. Click here
If, however, you want to hire a moving van and move yourself, the one thing you should not scrimp on are the moving blankets.Old bedspreads and throw rugs will not give you the protection your valuables need. Besides, if you try to secure bedspreads and quilts with duct tape or masking tape, they may leave residue marks and adhesive scars. Moving blankets are specially designed with dense, durable quilting. Breakables such as TV screens, mirrors, large ceramics, antiques and wooden furniture all need the special cushioning these quilted pads provide.
Here are some tips:
Wrap the moving blankets snuggly around the objects. Secure them with tape so they do not slip.
If legs of furniture can be removed, do so and wrap them into a moving blanket.
Wrap edges such as chair arms, or the corners of dressers, refrigerators and stoves.
Use blankets to cover upholstered furniture to keep them clean.
Valuables and breakables of course are best wrapped securely in moving blankets.
The average three bedroom household should plan on using 20-30.
Don't worry, you will find plenty of uses for them after the move. They make great pet blankets, cushioning in storage units, picnic and camping quilts, cold air draft stoppers, etc.
Whether you are moving around the block or across the country, using a van or storing your things for a while in a container, moving blankets are essential and worth the small investment.
If you need help in finding moving blankets or any other moving supplies, or even specialists to move Grandma's piano it can all be found on MovinGood.
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