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    Posted July 4, 2013 by
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    Moving tips: How packing and storage affects items

     


    A recent article from the Tucson Citizen recommends that consumers be cautious as they consider moving and storage. It is estimated that 37 million people in the United States move every year. They may be downsizing, upgrading or moving items into storage. However, packing always plays an important part of the process.

     


    Recent data indicates 13 percent of the population moves every year. Fox Business reports that seniors make up a large part of this number because they often downsize their homes. The economy is also influencing how often people are forced to change homes or move items into storage. One of the most important parts of moving is to do your research. Companies, storage facilities and truck rentals need to be investigated. Reviews and positive references have to evaluated, and the total cost of the move needs to be estimated with the right appraisals.

     


    Moving can be a hassle, but it is an unavoidable part of life. Storage Plus, a storage facility in New York that also provides free pick-up of items with a driver and truck, reveals that high quality boxes play an important part. It may be tempting to move using old or borrowed boxes, but this could compromise the contents. If long-term storage of the items is needed, then this could lead to even more problems. Many may be aware that it is recommended that you pack heavier items in smaller boxes. However, few people bother to label their electronic cords and products with stickers or tags after taking them apart. Storage Plus shares that planning can help people avoid headaches. Moving can be an easier process if people stopped to evaluate their items and how to pack them properly.

     


    References
    http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2013/06/25/tips-for-moving-during-your-retirement-years/
    http://tucsoncitizen.com/bbbconsumeralert/2013/06/26/find-trustworthy-movers-avoid-scams-with-bbb-moving-tips/
    http://nystorage.com/tips_FAQ.html#16

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