Thank G-d for moving boxes!
Moving boxes are of great help when moving from home to home as they enable us to arrange our belongings in such a way that prevents them from getting damaged during transportation. They also allow the movers to carry and stack all your belongings easily and quickly.
Since our belongings are so important to us, therefore one important aspect to take into consideration is the choice of box to make sure you are using the right type of box and packing material.
Some people may think of buying moving boxes as an unnecessary expense, but in the long run, it really is worth it to make sure that you are using the best quality boxes possible to protect your belongings during your move. The moving boxes include a variety of shapes, sizes, materials etc. adapted for specific transportation purpose.
The other option for obtaining boxes is to move from one supermarket to the other or from one store to the other and ask for moving boxes. You can also opt to ask for moving boxes from family members or neighbors. I have found that for people who live in Jerusalem checking Secret Jerusalem posts or Janglo posts for people giving away moving boxes is a good way of getting a deal. The only problem is that these boxes are not sturdy enough once they are done with them. Things leak and wet the boxes, they become weak. A damaged box can lead to your items been damaged during transportation.
One other important aspect to take into consideration is the choice of the size of the moving boxes. Moving boxes are selected according to the size of what they have to contain. Moving boxes fall into specific classes such as; for books, for fragile items, for accessories, appliance, and big linen boxes. Each of this moving box type is well adapted to suit a particular purpose and transport particular items. Moving boxes should also be selected depending on the weight they will support as they will have to withstand the weight of other boxes packed on them.
There are also specialty boxes, such as; picture and mirror boxes, clothe hanging boxes, and custom made wooden crates.
We at On the Move usually supply small book boxes, medium size general boxes, large for toys and light weight things, and clothes hanging boxes. We often offer discounted deals for people who move with us so please call!
Moving boxes in a whole provide an efficient and comfortable means of packing and transporting belongings when moving from one house to another. As such it also allows for easy organisation and identification оf thе іtеms in each box. The moving box is easy to find, protects your items from vibrational shock, light, chip, and allows for easy unloading when you reach your destination.
Please call us for advice on what type of boxes you need and how many
On The Move 0547369550 www.onthemove.com
1- Start Early
Moving is not like preparing taxes! Although many people scramble around to finish a project, moving last-minute style only adds chaos to chaos. So start your planning to look for your mover at least two months in advance.
Having the right mover makes a tremendous difference. Your move will bean easier and more relaxed. Take the time to do your research and moving homework.
2-Begin with Personal Referrals
Do you have friends, neighbors, relatives, or co-workers who have recently moved? Were they happy with their movers? Can they put you in touch?
One to two weeks before the move...
Maybe leave one old chair for the new residents to rest upon?
We should make it a thing... then everyone will have a homecoming chair!
How To Reduce Moving Stress
Mindset Strategies and Practical Tips
7 Tips To De-Clutter Before You Move
From the time that you know you are moving, besides your new address, you now have two new names. One is Moving! One is De-cluttering! If you learn the mindset strategies and practical actions that live up to these names, you will have a less stressful and more successful move.
Moving and de-cluttering share two very broad action categories: Coming and Going.
Moving asks the question, “What’s coming?” (To our new home)
De-cluttering asks the question, “What’s going?” (give away, sell, throw out)
Moving asks, “How is it coming?”
De-cluttering asks, “How is it going?”
This article will focus on one of the single most important tasks that you can do to handle stress and save time, money, and energy before and after the move:
DE-CLUTTER BEFORE YOU MOVE
1 Get the Right Mindset
Moving is stressful. But you can navigate it and make it better. Do not fall into the mind trap of telling yourself I will just pack everything and de-clutter after we move in. Unless you are under tremendous time pressure, this is a costly mistake. Now is your opportunity to pare down. Tell yourself, The more I get rid of now, the more Time, energy and money I will save. I will really appreciate all this effort. Now is my opportunity to lighten our load!
Info Alert: Clutter Increases Stress
Research findings from Princeton University Neuroscience Institute—clutter increases your stress by:
If you want to think more clearly, be calmer, more focused, more productive, clear out the clutter from all your environments and improve your health, your relationships and productivity.
2 Do It NOW! BEGIN DECLUTTERING NOW!
Begin immediately. Go to local grocery and chain stores to gather boxes, buy large bags, masking tape, a thick black marker, some labels. Even if you are hiring movers to pack, you need to organize what you are giving away. Immediate Action will relieve a good part of the moving anxiety and will create momentum.
Info Alert: Winners Do Hard Things First!!!!
The hardest part of any important task is getting started. —Brian Tracy
3 Make De-Cluttering Decisions:
Take your pad and pen. Begin by walking through each room. Survey the contents and ask yourself:
Begin with the definite items and start throwing out. Measure your success by the number of trips to the waste bin and recycling dumps.
4 Designate a Place in Your Home
Pick a corner and put all the give away or sell items there. Keep going. Ask the question, “What are the next small steps that I can take right now that will help me move forward?” Is it a messy desk or dresser drawers? A kitchen cabinet that doesn’t close? A front hall closet that is the family dumpster? Don’t fret! Research tells us, that the first 20-30 minutes of a task are the difficult time of transition into it. After that, we pick up our momentum and are on our way. So look at each item, take a deep breath and ask the following questions:
Honor your feelings. They are real. You might be the type of person who finds it a little hard to let go of things but it is not a psychological issue. Honor your feelings and memories. But remember those feelings have a special place in your heart. Do you have to really schlep them in boxes also?
5 Make Your Resource List
Get out your phone book, community directory, or get on the Internet and see what people, places or organizations will be kind enough to come take away your stuff. Call now. If you are selling stuff, is it through an internet post, a yard sale or neighborhood flyers? What
is your back up plan. Do you have a used furniture or thrift shop that will come to pick up the stuff if it doesn’t get sold?
6 Remember Expired and Broken Items
Check your pantry, kitchen cabinets, basement, attic, wall safe(!) garage, medicine cabinets for anything that has past the expiration date. Put the stuff in a bag or box and go throw it out. Now is the time to make the rounds of the recycling bins for paper, plastic, glass, old clothing and old broken unfixable appliances. Often a repairman in the industry will be happy to come and pick up and appliance and even just use it for parts.
7 Books and Papers, Papers, Papers
What goes to the local library? What goes to the paper drop? What have you saved to read someday and haven’t touched in at least three years? Have your saved tax files expired and are now eligible for the shredder? Go For it! Be disciplined, consistent and resourceful and do something every day. Remember little things add up. What is the next smallest action you can take in your environment that will move you forward in the right direction? Do it now!