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The Best Way to Pack Moving Boxes

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How do you pack moving boxes like a pro? Check out this guide. After all the excitement, the reality of packing all those boxes is setting in. It's now just a matter of getting your belongings safely and securely packed within the next few weeks. Don't panic! Keep your packing on track with these excellent tips. The first step is to gather supplies. Start by investing in moving boxes. Fragile items require special moving boxes. Boxes that are old and used can collapse and be contaminated. Among the other supplies you should have on hand are: Tape Tags and Labels Bubble wrap or peanuts The second step is to sort the items according to their categories. Build your first box, then pack each area one at a time. Make sure you group like-sized and weighted items together before you place them in your first moving box. Packing your bedroom, for example, can allow you to organize all your favorite small knick-knacks. The third. Make sure the moving box is almost full. In the case of non-fragile items, make sure to fill every space as much as you can without weighing the box down. Stacking empty boxes can lead to them collapsing. Pack each box tightly before sealing it with excess packing paper if necessary. Pro tip: Don't fill boxes beyond 30 pounds. Book boxes, for example, should be small or medium-sized. Large boxes are always best for lighter items! The fourth. Wrap breakables carefully. Properly wrapping your breakables can make the difference between whether they arrive intact. A dishware set is one of those items that should be overpacked rather than underpacked. Never place dishes and plates flat into boxes. Between each piece of glass or bowl, place a sheet of paper or padding. The fifth point. Glass items should be stored in box dividers. Use dividers to separate your moving boxes for an extra layer of protection for breakables. Different sizes are available for these dividers, which ...


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July 18th, 2022


How Big Should My Storage Unit Be? (Solved)

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Units are available in a variety of sizes to suit the needs of people who store a few items, specialty items, or entire households. Storage units can be rented for short-term or long-term storage, making them useful for people who need just a few days of storage or those who prefer to keep things for several years. A storage unit's size is probably the most confusing aspect of renting one. Start by determining the size, shape, and quantity of items you plan to store. To ensure your belongings are safe, you can begin by calculating the size or number of storage units you need to rent. Here are a few tips on how to determine what size storage unit you need. Decide what you want to store in the storage room. Determining the type of items you plan to store is the first step in choosing the right storage unit. If you need to store an entire household of goods while you move between homes, you may need to rent more than one storage unit. It would take a large storage unit to hold the items in a garage Think about what amenities and level of access you need in a storage unit. In addition to determining what you plan to store, you should evaluate if your items require any special considerations and how often you plan to access them. Temperature-controlled might also be an option if needed. In any case, make sure that you have access 7 days a week. Click here to see our hours of operation You'll need to leave some space inside the unit if you plan to access items in the back throughout the year. You can also arrange the goods in a U-shape with items in the middle as well as a long aisle down the middle. Make sure that you store your items properly and calculate the amount of space they take up before packing. In order to ...


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May 19th, 2022


5 Tips For Moving To a New City!

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Moving to a new city soon? Well, then maybe you are experiencing a sense of happiness and mixed feelings like anxiety or desperation. It happens to everyone, especially if you leave your "comfort zone" for a fresh start in a new city. BUT, don’t worry; with the right preparation, you can enjoy a less stressful moving experience. In today’s blog, we’ll share some tips on how to have a less overwhelming moving! Look for the right mover Among the many things you have to consider, a very important aspect is finding a mover. Make sure to research moving companies or ask friends and family for references. Be sure to ask about things like insurance, licensing, etc., and review all their services. Tip: At Storage Corner, we provide free moving trucks for Salt Lake City (Free Truck for Move-Ins) Visit before you move Ok, this may sound ‘silly’ but listen, this can help you get a feel for the area and have a real perspective of what you’ll be getting when living there. Make sure to peak a bit into the local culture, and scope out the job market or schools in certain areas of your interest. Especially, if you are moving across the country, please make sure you visit before moving and don’t settle for Google images or youtube videos from the location. If you can, please consider visiting beforehand. Make a list of important things Some homework for you here! Take the time to jot down all the important things you’ll need when you get to the new location. You could list all the things you have to pack and label all boxes with the room it belongs. You can also look for rules in your new neighborhood related to newcomers. Is it an apartment? home? complex? Do they have any restrictions for pets or kids? Try to answer all these questions to yourself so your move day can be as smooth as possible. Be ready ...


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April 11th, 2022


How to Make Moving More fun in 5 Steps

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There is no reason why you shouldn't be enjoying moving home! Let’s forget the word ‘stressful’ from your move and start to look at it as an opportunity to create some great memories and of course, to have some fun. 1. Make it easy on yourself ⭐️ When you're working on packing things up, think about how you will be unpacking. Basically, look for any and every opportunity to make your moving easier. Here are a few tips: If you have furniture like dressers or desks filled up with clothes or office supplies, leave them in there rather than taking everything out and packing it separately. The moving company can wrap up your furniture and make sure the drawers stay put. The same goes for any drawer organizer you have at home, you don’t have to empty them in order to move them to your new home. This way, when you get to your new place, you'll know exactly where everything is! 2. Stay Positive ❤️ This is one of the most important things you can do. You and your family may feel sad that you are leaving a home you have lived in for many years. And moving isn’t exactly a relaxing activity. However, you can turn it around by thinking that it’s also the first day of an exciting new life. When you stay as upbeat as possible, you will find this attitude can be contagious. Just maintain a positive attitude, and see how everything becomes easier! 3. Have a Picnic 🥙🧺 Almost everyone will agree that delicious food can make you feel really good. Think ahead of time what kind of food you will have available on moving day. When you take a break, you can have a picnic and provide food that everybody can agree on. For example, you can order burgers for everyone, or anything you like from a restaurant near you. Take advantage of the situation to try something new and have a great family moment. ...


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October 27th, 2021


Moving Soon? Check out our "Moving Day" Things To Do

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If you are reading this article, it means you are about to move to your new place! Here are a few of the most important things to consider both at your old house and the new place. There’s work ahead of you before you get to this moment, but we’re here to guide you through it so that all goes as seamlessly as possible. First and foremost, you would have prepared your moving boxes: clothes, kitchen stuff, shoes, kid’s toys, makeup, electronics, you know, the whole thing. Maybe you’ll find that there are some things you now want to store in a third place (storage unit) near your new home. Perhaps that snowboarding gear or tennis equipment you haven’t used lately and you don’t want it to mess with your new beautiful home. That said, you’ll need to pick a moving company or rent a van. (Storage Corner offers a free moving truck when you move in!) so make sure you feel comfortable with your selection. Before you leave your home 🚐 🏠 Don't forget to look at all your drawers and check every room, including the garage! A nice thing to do (optional) is to clean your home before you leave it. That’ll give you a nice feeling (trust the process) perhaps you even end up finding something you forgot to pack when cleaning. That's good, right? Make sure all doors and windows are locked and secured. You may also want to take photos of the empty rooms to serve as proof of the condition of the house when you left. Finally, just make sure to return the keys and you should be good to go. Essentials on Moving Day-Packing List ☑️ Don’t forget your moving bag with your ‘essentials’. Although some of them may seem very obvious, we have seen them being missed sometimes. Hunting in a box for something important after a long day is not what you need, that’s for sure. Here is a list of essentials you want to keep separate and carry ...


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September 1st, 2021


6 Essential Things to Do When Moving Into a New Home

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6 Essential Things to Do When Moving Into a New Home When you move into a new home, there are many things to consider. Although we often think that moving steps like packing and unpacking are the only major things before completely moving in, in fact, it’s what you do after moving into a new home that makes the difference. Connecting with your house, understanding its functions, and determining the priority of the projects you want to work on is an important part of you as a homeowner. To help you sort out your to-do list, we have compiled a quick list of the six most important things you need to do when you move into your new home. Get rid of possessions you don’t want or need 🙅 Many first-time homebuyers have a large collection of furniture and home decorations that they have used in apartments or university living quarters. Think about where your current assets will go. Decide what to do with items that will end up in the closet or basement of your new home, but will be thrown away later. Consider donating things you don't really want or need, or partner with a friend who has a garage and organize a sale. Set Up Your Utilities Before Moving In 🪛 Now is the time to make sure that everything is ready to go and working properly. On moving day, make sure that your electricity, gas, water, heating and air-conditioning, phone, and internet are set up. Also, call your local waste management facility so that your new home is set up for garbage collection. Less is More 🪑🪴 Try to postpone the purchase of furniture and appliances until you have moved into your new home, thus reducing the number of heavy objects you need to move. If you are moving to another state and plan to use professional movers, remember that your moving costs are based upon the weight of your shipment. If you must shop in advance, see if the ...


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August 19th, 2021


Why you should consider moving during the summer (and 5 tips to do it)

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It’s estimated that over 40 million Americans move each year, and 64% of those who move, do so between the months of May to September. Summer has some clear and obvious benefits as to why it’s often considered the best time of year to move. For those with families, moving during the summer means no disruption of the school year or daily routine for the children, and, since this is when most people move, this is also the time when there are the most housing options on the market. Summer is also the most popular season for garage sales which is the perfect way for you to get rid of that extra clutter while making some side cash to help pay for the move; the timing couldn’t be better! Finally, before you start your summer move, take a few minutes to read through these moving tips! 1. Consider hiring a moving company — If your budget allows for it, you might hire professionals to handle the moving process for you. Is hiring movers a significant expense? It is, but considering the amount of hard work that it will save you, it’s an expense that is worth paying if you can afford it. 2. Pack well in advance of your moving date — Start by packing things that you know you need, but you don’t need right now, like winter clothes, books, or seasonal home decor for example. 3. When moving in the summer you need to be careful with certain items that you put into a moving truck — Small, fragile items can be easily damaged or broken when treated improperly. Other valuables like fine art and musical instruments should also travel with you when possible. These items could be susceptible to damage related to temperature changes or changing weather. You should also consider a climate-controlled storage unit to cut down on your time in the heat. 4. If your schedule allows it, try moving during the week — Moving on weekends ...


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July 13th, 2021