Boxing/Packing Your Items Neatly for Home Renovations
Investing in home renovations is a great way to increase the value of your property. Plus, it gives you the opportunity to finally have that kitchen you want or to finally make your master bedroom as big as you’d like. You don’t have to be constrained by the original floor plan of your home; with the right Scottsdale home remodeling contractor, you can transform your home in just about any way you like.
Before you begin the renovations, it’s important that you pack up all your items. You want to keep your items safe during the construction, and you want to make a clear path for workers to do what they need to do quickly. If you leave all your stuff lying around, you’ll just create chaos, and you’ll surely have some important items broken irrevocably.
Here are some tips for how to pack up your items neatly to make room for your home renovations:
What to Pack
What to pack depends on what kind of work you are getting done on your home and what you will need. For example, if you are having your kitchen cabinets replaced, you would need to remove all you plates, glasses, cookware, and anything else that’s in your cabinets and drawers. You may want to set aside a few essential items to use while the work is taking place, or you may want to just resign yourself to getting takeout every day.
However, if you’re just getting some new windows installed, you may just need to pack up some wall art and take steps to protect your furniture. Talk with your Phoenix remodeling contractor about what needs to be removed for optimal work efficiency and for protecting your belongings.
You aren’t moving out of your house, so try to keep your things organized to easily unpack everything and get it back in place after the renovations are done. Use a label maker and place clear labels on each box to identify its contents. Try to be as specific as possible without going overboard. Instead of putting “kitchen stuff” on the box, put “dinner plates” or “coffee mugs.” No need to be as specific as “China that my parents gave us for a wedding present” unless you have multiple China sets you need to distinguish.
Color code boxes so that you know what rooms they belong in. That way, if you have a major home remodel, you can easily sort which boxes go back into which rooms.
Pack boxes neatly, and put the proper padding around items to prevent them from getting broken. Use a mix of newspaper, bubble wrap, packing peanuts, and even old towels.
Moving and Storing Furniture
For major renovations, you are going to need to move your furniture, as well. Simply covering your couch won’t protect it if a wall is coming down and lands on it. You need to wrap your furniture in plastic and padding and put it into storage while your home is being renovated. If you have an extra room or storage space, you might be able to fit the furniture in there. Otherwise, you’ll need to hire some Scottsdale movers and have the furniture taken to a storage facility.
Getting some packing and moving help from the professionals will make this job go a lot easier. You can rent one of those pods for moving your things, but you have to load it up yourself. Instead, hire a moving company in Phoenix that will do all the heavy lifting for you and ensure that your furniture remains safe.
Home renovations are exciting, but they can also be messy. You almost have to treat them the same way you would moving, including packing up and organizing all your belongings carefully to keep them safe during the construction work. Considering hiring professional Phoenix movers to make the job easier and to get it done faster.
A to Z Valleywide Movers can make your home renovations easier. Our experienced movers will come and pack up whatever rooms are slated to be remodeled, and they will move all boxes and furniture into the storage facility of your choice. Our movers know how to pack and manage your belongings so that they get to where they need to go safely. They have experience with even the largest and most oddly shaped items. Call us today to get an estimate for your job in Phoenix.
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Posted: August 16, 2016