Mover’s Tips: Using Trash Bags

San Diego Mover’s Tips: Using Trash Bags

Using trash bags for your move is a cost-effective way to save money and time will safeguarding your valuables.
In many cases, a large box can weigh up to a pound or more, while a trash bag weighs only ounces. Additionally, bags are super cheap and most likely something you have on hand…making it a win-win situation!  Although we do not suggest using trash bags for everything…we do recommend using trash bags for the following items:

Moving Wardrobes—This trick works best for hanging clothing. You can easily push together a few items of clothing, still on their hangers on the closet rod, and pull a trash bag up and over the top of them, using the drawstrings to close the bag just below the hook of the hanger. These clothes can then be left hanging until you are ready to move them.
Moving Stuffed Animals/Pillows/Bedding—These bulky items are lightweight, but putting them in boxes costs you precious space and money. They are perfect candidates for the trash bag treatment.
Waterproofing—Though these won’t keep all of the rain of your items, you can use them in place of more expensive alternatives to protect items in wet conditions.
Although using trash bags for your move can save you a few dollars and the inconvenience of purchasing more boxes on wardrobes and soft items, we still recommend specialized moving boxes for everything else.

For more tips from the premier moving and packing specialists in San Diego, stay tuned here or contact your local Move Central Expert today.

5 Tips for Packing Clothing for a Move

Are you moving in San Diego, and you want to make sure your clothes make it to your new home in good condition?

At San Diego moving company, Move Central, Inc., we know that using the wrong packing methods can lead to your clothing, accessories, and shoes getting crushed, wrinkled, damaged, torn, dirty, dusty, or misshapen.  Here are our 5 Tips for packing clothing for a move:

Today, we are going to give you the techniques and tips we use at our San Diego moving company to keep our clients’ clothing in the same condition in which it left their home, so they have one less thing to worry about during, and after, their move.

Tip 1: Utilize A Portable Closet

Did you know that there is actually a moving box made for moving clothing? It is called a wardrobe box, and it is like a regular moving box, except it comes complete with a built-in clothes rod, so you can simply move your hanging clothes from one closet to the next.

Because they will be hanging vertically for the entire trip, your clothes will still be clean and unwrinkled when you reach your new home, and if you don’t have time to unpack them right away, you will be able to wear them straight out of the box, without frustration or hunting.

Tip 2: Leave Folded Clothing Folded

The clothes you normally keep folded can be left folded and put directly into a box or your suitcase. Just be sure that you use a box that allows you to put the clothes in without having to crumple them, and when you get to your new home, they will still be in good shape. Some lightweight clothing, like socks and underwear, can be left in your dresser drawers during the move.

Tip 3: Stuff Hats To Help Them Keep Their Shape

If you do not have hat boxes for your hats, simply crumple clean paper or tissue paper and place it inside your hats to help them keep their shape. Then wrap the outside of each hat to keep it clean. The hats can then be placed inside a moving box, from heaviest to lightest.

Tip 4: Separate Your Shoes

Shoeboxes are ideal for moving your shoes. If you have your original boxes, simply wrap each shoe with tissue paper, and then wrap the pair together. The shoeboxes can be placed into a larger box for transport, just be sure to put heavier pairs on the bottom.

Tip 5: Take Care Of Special Fabrics

Certain fabrics, like leather and fur should not be packed into boxes or the moving van, as the extreme temperatures or moisture that may be present could affect them negatively. It is suggested that you keep them in the bags you normally store them in and move them inside your vehicle if possible.

Now you know the secrets to moving your clothing to keep it in good condition. If you need any other help moving in San Diego or you would like to purchase specialty moving boxes like the wardrobe box mentioned above, we have everything you need at Move Central, Inc. to make your move easier.


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