At some point in their life, everyone moves. Whether it’s going off to school, buying your first house, getting a new job, or some other situation, chances are high that you’ll eventually have to pack up all of your belongings and move them to a new location! At Affordable Family Storage in Des Moines, many of our customers use our storage units as an in-between when they move. Over the years, many of our Affordable Family Storage customers have given some helpful tips to make the most out of moving day. Our Affordable Family Storage experts have consolidated some of those tips in today’s blog. Keep reading to find out more!
We’ve all heard the old adage that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. When it comes to moving day, this is definitely true. Moving day means you will be exerting a lot of energy throughout the day, and you’ll need to start the day off right! Choose a breakfast that has plenty of protein and good carbs for energy. Avoid eating something too heavy – too much food can weigh you down and make moving day more exhausting.
Fewer things are more frustrating on moving day than being unable to get a solid grip on the boxes you are trying to move. Luckily, this frustration can be avoided with a bit of forethought. When getting containers to use for packing, be sure to pick ones that have handles. If you choose to buy reusable plastic totes, consider spending a little bit more money and purchasing ones with locking lids. Your back, your hands, and your moving buddies will thank you.
Another important aspect of moving that many of our Affordable Family Storage customers swear by is finding a reliable group of people to help you move. Moving by yourself is not only unsafe but often next to impossible. Having a handful of people that you know and trust to help move all of your belongings from one place to another will not only make the day so much easier but also make the entire day more fun! While it can be tempting to have as many people help you move as possible, having more than a handful of people can actually be more frustrating than it’s worth.
You want to make the most out of the vehicle space you have available when you move. Instead of just shov
ing everything in the car or moving truck as you go, take a bit of time to plan out what should go where. Be sure to do your best to balance the weight in the vehicles to prevent damage to the cars.
If you are in the Des Moines area and you need a place to store some of your items as you move, Affordable Family Storage can help. We offer a variety of climate-controlled storage units in different sizes for whatever your storage needs. Reserve your storage unit online through our Des Moines location page, or contact the Affordable Family Storage office at 515.325.0248 with any questions you may have.