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Moving Advice from a Traveling Nurse

Growing up, my two main passions were helping others and traveling. These passions made choosing my dream career easy, and I am now a traveling nurse and love it. If there is anything I have mastered outside of the field of healthcare it is making quick moves around the country! There was a huge learning curve to it, because before I began traveling for work, I lived in the same house for my entire life. To help other people who move frequently for work purposes or who are just relocating for the first time in many years, I thought I would create a blog to share my moving tips. I plan to create new posts here and there during my downtime, and I hope I can help you master your next move with ease and without a lot of stress!

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Move Your Furniture Efficiently With Professional Help

by Tom Evans

Moving requires a lot of time and effort. If you aren't looking forward to the physical exertion required to move large furniture items as you relocate to a new home, you should consider working with a professional moving company. These companies have experience packing and transporting furniture of all kinds and can take a lot of the physical labor out of a move.

It's important that you are doing your part to ensure the efficiency of your move when working with professionals.

Provide an Accurate Packing List

You will need to take an inventory of your home to identify the types of furnishings you will need moved. A moving company will need this information to generate a quote and ensure that the right equipment will be available on the day of your move.

Packing materials for delicate electronics or antique wood furnishings can be provided by the moving company, but only if they know that these items are in your home before they show up on moving day. Compile an accurate packing list to avoid any delays in your move or unexpected costs when paying for professional moving services.

Protect Your Flooring

Moving heavy furniture can be physically taxing. Furniture movers will use some tried and true techniques to help reduce the physical impact your move will have on their bodies throughout the day. One of these techniques is the use of sliders.

Instead of lifting large furniture items as they are moved inside your home, the items will be placed on sliders that allow the furniture pieces to be pushed easily across the floor. You should take the time to protect your flooring before the movers arrive so that sliders don't cause any damage.

Put down carpets or protective mats along major walkways within your home for maximum flooring protection.

Maintain Possession of Hardware

Some furniture pieces are too large to fit through doorways while they are in one piece. These items will be disassembled by professional movers before they are loaded into a truck and moved into your new home. You will need to be able to put the furniture pieces back together once your move is complete, so keeping track of the hardware is critical.

Instead of trusting that the hardware will remain in a bag or box for the duration of your move, keep these pieces with you at all times. Label individual bags with the furniture piece the contents hold together so that it will be easier to assemble major furnishings in your new home.

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