What equipment should I have for my move?
The date of your move is fixed and is approaching day by day. An essential step in preparing for a move is ensuring you have all the necessary equipment. Indeed, realizing on D-Day that we are under-equipped is not the most pleasant thing. It is more often synonymous with loss of time, even energy.
The equipment needed to prepare for your move
First, we offer you a complete inventory of the equipment you will need to prepare for your move. By “preparing for your move,” we mean all the steps before moving. This goes from inventorying and sorting your goods to protecting them and putting them in boxes.
To make a move easier, we advise you first to draw up an accurate inventory of your belongings. While you’ll keep most of them in your new home, some of your things will seem like they’re no longer needed. Giving or selling these will allow you to have less stuff to move on D-Day. In addition, it will prevent you from unnecessarily cluttering your new home.
Packaging and protection material
Protecting your belongings is an aspect you should not neglect when preparing for your move. Indeed, nothing is more unpleasant than realizing there was breakage when opening the boxes. You have several packaging and protection material solutions for your move. The followers of the D system will tend to use magazines or newspapers to protect their boxes of dishes. It is a solution that can work, although sometimes uncertain. Breakage can happen. On this side, the safest thing is still bubble wrap which offers exemplary protection. Don’t forget the stretch film, which can allow you to secure your boxes together and prevent them from collapsing during transport.
The moving boxes are the element that you really cannot do without. Without them, getting goods from point A to point B would be far too complicated. Here, we have several schools. Some prefer to sort their belongings by type of object (crockery, pencils, toys, electronics, etc.). Still, others make boxes by room of the house. This last option is the most effective because, on the day of the move, you can already put each box in the room where it will have to be unpacked.
You can opt for salvage boxes to pack your low-value goods. Many merchants will be happy to give you their delivery boxes which were destined to be destroyed anyway. However, pay attention to one point. Are these boxes perfect for low-value goods but not for valuable or fragile goods? Why? Quite simply because even if their external appearance seems perfect, they can be damaged and let go of you along the way. That’s why it can be a good idea to buy new moving boxes to ensure that these goods arrive in perfect condition.
Additional but essential accessories
In addition to packing and protection material and boxes, other accessories will be essential to prepare for your move. They are used in particular for packaging your goods correctly and identifying them properly. Here is a list of these accessories: quality adhesive tape, self-adhesive labels, scissors, cutters, permanent markers, etc. Without these, you will quickly realize that you are limited in preparing for your move.
The essential equipment for transporting your goods
Before tackling the subject of the equipment needed to transport your belongings, let’s talk about the moving truck. Depending on the nature of the goods you transport, the latter’s volume will have to be more or less important. The greater its volume, the fewer trips you will have to make between your old home and your future home. Note that with a B license (car license), you can drive a moving truck with a maximum volume of 30m³.
Here is a list of equipment that will greatly facilitate the move:
- Moving gloves: in addition to giving you a better grip for transporting your furniture, they will protect your hands from the protruding edges of some of them.
- Covers: they allow you to protect the furniture you plan to stack to prevent it from being damaged by friction or shock during transport.
- Mattress moving cover: These allow you to prevent your mattresses from being damaged during the move.
- A hand truck: This accessory may seem trivial, but it will save you from carrying certain heavy objects by hand. Your back will thank you!
- Straps and ropes: These are essential to ensure that your belongings do not wander around inside the truck. You will ride with peace of mind, with your belongings securely attached to the back.