Packing Tips

Can I put that on a moving truck?

What would be the items that cannot be placed on a moving truck? The Humboldt team has talked about this numerous times but we always like to continue to remind people like you who are getting ready to move about the items that should not be placed on a moving van. Planning ahead will save you aggravation and stress on moving day. Here's your quick checklist to make sure you do not place any of these items on the moving truck. - Hazardous materials: That include explosives, fireworks, flammable liquids, gases, and toxic substances. You can check with your

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5 ways you can get motivated to start packing your home

If you are moving to a new home, guess what? You are going to have to pack. If you have decided to pack your home on your own and not use professional packing services, then you're going to need to get in the zone and get it done before the moving truck pulls up. Here are five ways you can get a little motivation to get the packing process started for your upcoming move. Set a clear timeline including deadlines If there's one thing we know you may procrastinate on in life, that is packing up your home for a

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5 must haves when moving parents into a new home

Being a caregiver of aging parents can be stressful to say the least. It seems for many, worrying becomes a way of life and managing that stress is critical. What can add to your caregiving responsibilities and overall stress is when it is time to relocate a parent into a new home. That could be a smaller apartment or even assisted living. We have handled a lot of senior moving in Greater Boston over the years. Here are some basic tips to help you get started with the process and get your parents to their new home with less stress.

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Packing up your kitchen with less stress

Moving to a new home can be an exciting experience. However, one of the most challenging parts of the moving process is packing up your kitchen. With so many dishes, utensils, appliances, and other items, it can be difficult to know where to start and how to pack everything safely. Here are some quick packing tips from our experts on how to pack your kitchen for moving. The basics! First, it is important to start packing early. (yes, we say this all the time…) Don't wait until the last minute to begin packing up your kitchen. This will make the

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A few expert moving tips if you are downsizing this year

Downsizing to a new home can be a new opportunity. And it is a chance to declutter, simplify, and create a new chapter in your life. It can also be overwhelming and stressful, especially when it comes to the actual process of moving. So it is wise to be as prepared as possible. Here are some tips from our experts to help make the transition to a smaller home, as smooth as possible. Plan, plan, plan… First, start planning early. The more time you have to prepare, the less stressful the process will be. Make a list of everything

7 types of boxes you need when moving

When it comes to moving, one of the most important things to consider is the type of boxes you'll need to pack everything in your home. There are various types of moving boxes, each with its own specific uses. Here are some of the most common boxes you'll need when planning your move. And don’t forget, you can get them from your moving company. Small moving boxes: These are the most useful type of moving box and are generally used for packing smaller items such as books, kitchen items, and other heavier items. They come in a variety of

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What should I do with the food in my house when moving?

This is a common question we get here at Humboldt Storage and Moving. What can I do with my food when I move to a new home? Well, you can't starve leading up to the moving day so discussing the food in your home is important. If you're moving and worried about what to do with the food items in your home, check out tips from our moving experts. What types of food can I take with me when moving? Typically, the best advice when moving with food is to take nonperishable items with you. These foods are typically canned,

Should I hire professional packing services for my move?

Hiring professional packers when you are moving can be a game changer. It's just that simple. We're not talking about the football team; we're talking about experts in the art of packing a home safely and securely. If you want to lower your stress, save time, and get everything to your new home with the Peace of Mind of no damage, professional packing services may be the way to go. If you are moving soon and are dreading the thought of packing everything in your home, check out why hiring professionals can make an enormous difference when moving. Professional

It’s not just the boxes-it’s the packing materials

You always hear us talking about obtaining and using the correct boxes when moving. It's one of the foundations of having a stress-free move. Using the correct size boxes as well as boxes that are sturdy enough to withstand the contents and the move, is critical. But with packing comes using the correct packing materials. So if you're getting ready to move to a new home and starting the packing process, check out some of the essential packing materials that you'll need to protect your items and reduce your stress. Uninked newsprint You may be tempted to use regular newspapers

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What else do I need when packing for an upcoming move?

We know from experience as a moving company that many do not like the process of packing for a move. But unless you contact us for our professional packing services, you'll need to carve out some time to pack everything in your home. Not only that but you'll need the right boxes, packing materials as well as the proper tools to get the job done. When you get started on packing for your move, you'll want to have everything handy. If you have to keep running out to the store to get items, you'll waste a ton of time

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