This new moving strategy report from Movers.com explores methods for finding the best rates from local professional moving companies, how users can reduce costs by doing part of the work themselves, and how to complete a DIY move safely using furniture pads.
More information about moving costs, professional estimates, and using furniture pads can be found in the full report, at https://www.movers.com/moving-guides/7-reasons-to-use-moving-blankets-when-moving.html
Though furniture pads are often considered to be specialty tools only used by professional movers, this new report highlights the importance of furniture pads in every move, and how to ensure they are being used properly. The report explores several household items that can be used in place of furniture pads, and how they can be used to effectively protect floors, breakable items, and furniture.
When hiring a professional moving company, the report explains, furniture pads are one of the essential items most movers will provide, as well as carts, dollies, and packing tape. However, clients who wish to complete all or part of the move themselves may be required to supply their own padding, and the report suggests several ways to acquire them.
Furniture pads can often be rented from moving-associated companies, such as U-Haul, Penske, or Budget, and can be purchased from home improvement stores such as Lowes or Home Hardware. Alternatively, the report suggests that while household items can be used as packing materials, such as heavy blankets, plastic wrap, or bubble wrap, these solutions are often less effective, and can lead to damaged furniture or floors.
Although the report does not provide an estimated cost for purchasing furniture pads, it does provide a chart that can help to calculate how many furniture pads will be required for a given move. Users can estimate their needs in one of two ways, either by the size of the truck they are using to move or by counting how many will be required for each large piece of furniture.
Users who do not wish to provide their own furniture pads, or reduce costs by doing part of the work themselves, can also receive estimates on the overall rate using the Movers.com estimate tool. This tool allows users to fill out one form with details about their upcoming move, and receive up to 7 no-cost, no-obligation estimates, from local professionals.
More information about estimated moving rates, quotes from professionals, and local movers from Brooklyn can be found at https://www.movers.com/moving-companies/ny-new-york/brooklyn/cheap-movers.html
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