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planning a budget for packing

Moving is a delicate process that requires a certain level of organizing, and of course, budget planning, especially when it comes to packing. No matter if you decide to use the services of professional movers or move on your own, you will need a solid budget plan. People tend to have a lot of misconceptions about the costs of their relocation. Many first time movers end up falling short or allocating too much of their money to it. Working out a budget will require insight and planning, and we want to help with the foundation of any move – packing. Getting the right supplies, using the proper techniques, and organizing belongings will ensure safe transport. We are here to help you cover this vital step with some experienced advice.

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4 tips to help you decide how many moving boxes you need when moving
A list of tips to help you move
A list of tips to help you move

Your relocation date is quickly approaching and it is time to start preparing for the big day. However, unlike most people, you are faced with an additional obstacle. Whether by your own choice, in order to cut expenses, or for any other reason, you are moving into a home that is significantly smaller than your current one. This is why you need to approach your relocation preparations strategically. You can’t just pack everything you have and figure out what to do with the extra stuff once it arrives. It would not only be time-consuming, but costly. This is why we at Cross Country Movers Group have decided to put together the following guide to downsizing when moving to a smaller home. Simply follow our tips and your relocation should go without a hitch.

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Find a good school for your kids before moving


Moving to a new home is difficult, but moving with kids is usually much harder. When you are moving to a new home with school-age kids means that you will have to find a good school for your kids. And if you have decided to move in the middle of the school year, then your task just got a lot more complicated. How are you going to find a good school for your kids? The most essential thing that you have to do is find a good school in your new city.

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Now that you’ve decided on moving to another place, perhaps even moving to another state, you’re probably concerned about your entire relocation process and the moving mistakes you should worry about. As there are so many different parts of the relocation that you’ll now have to handle, everything must seem very overwhelming. But don’t let the stress get to you, however daunting it may seem, with the right amount of preparation and good moving tips, you won’t have to worry about anything. Among the best moving tips that you can get might be what not do, that is, to be aware of the most common moving mistakes. Which is why Cross Country Movers Group has prepared some basic info on 6 common moving mistakes to avoid, that you should read before starting your relocation.

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The Dos and Don'ts When Packing BooksPacking is a critical task that has to be completed during the moving preparations, not only is this task one of the most tedious tasks on your moving to do list, but it is also the one that will make sure that your things are safe while they are being transported to your new home. When moving to your new home, know that some of your household possessions will be easier to keep safe than others. For example, packing all of your books is a lot easier than packing all of your breakable items. You shouldn’t take the task of packing your books too lightly. If you do not pack them correctly, you might still end up with either an injury or damage if not both. To help you find out what you should and should not do when packing books, read the following Cross Country Movers Group article on the dos and don’ts when packing books.

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When you are preparing furniture for the move, you will have to decide on whether you should empty your furniture drawers before you pack all of your furniture for the move. It is a common question that we at Cross Country Movers Group get asked, and unfortunately, there is no direct answer.  By emptying your furniture drawers you will make the moving process safer, but it will also prolong the move by taking time and effort to do. It also complicates the move by requiring additional moving supplies to pack all of the items that you keep in the drawers. By leaving your furniture drawers full will save time when packing and will leave more free room in the moving truck but might also compromise the safety of the rest of your furniture during the move, causing property damage or personal injuries because of the added weight. We at Cross Country Movers Group have put together an article to help you to find the best way to pack your furniture drawers for the move.

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6 reasons to get plastic moving boxes

Convenient and easily accessible cardboard boxes have long been regarded as the best packing supplies for moving to a new home. Yet, you might have an even better option, plastic moving boxes.

When moving, everyone wishes for a safe, smooth, and easy relocation process and strive for this ultimate goal. Some prefer to tackle the moving process relying on their own organizational and time management skills. Other people hire professional moving companies, and still, others reach out for help from family and friends. And while hiring a moving company is definitely your best bet for a successful relocation, there are plenty of small, yet highly effective ways to make your relocation easier like using the correct techniques to perform a task or the right tools for the job.

When it comes to packing, one of the most important moving tasks, is to use safe and efficient packing methods and appropriate, high-quality packing supplies. Since moving boxes play an essential role in the packing process, you should consider getting them first.

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Bubble wrap


Packing paper and bubble wrap are extremely important for making sure that your things are safe. They protect the surfaces of your belongings from scratches, dust, and dirt, and prevents items from breaking. When deciding between packing paper and bubble wrap, ask, which one is more useful? Which one should you use when packing?

When it comes to packing for the move, a lot of people believe that getting cheaper packing supplies is an excellent way to reduce the moving costs. It is quite easy to get free cardboard boxes. You can always use newspapers and old clothes and blankets, instead of professional packing materials.

If you want to make sure that your things get to your new home intact and undamaged, you should provide them with the best possible protection. You can’t do that using old boxes or substitute padding materials. You’ll need to use high-quality packing supplies that are sure to keep your things safe and sound during the move, brand new cardboard boxes, packing paper, bubble wrap, specialized moving boxes, foam sheets, etc.

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One of the ways that you can use to find a high quality moving company for your upcoming move is to check their online reviews as an additional guarantee that you will be dealing with a reliable moving company which you can actually trust with your things.

It is fairly easy to do, visit the best moving company reviews websites and look at what their previous customers have written about the moving companies that you are currently reviewing, their professionalism, range of moving services and prices. In other words, you read their moving reviews.

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shipping boxes

Packing for a relocation is always more comfortable and safer when you have the correct type of packing supplies. Provided that packing paper, plastic wrap, Bubble wrap, moving blankets, and packing peanuts you guy are all high-quality, they will contribute to a quick and problem-free packing experience.

Nevertheless, moving boxes are still the best and more versatile kind of packing materials and will remain so for years to come. When you picture a moving box, most of the time, you will get the image of a regular cardboard box.

The sizes that most common cardboard boxes come in are standard: small, medium, large, and extra large. However, when packing a whole home that is full of various things of different shapes and dimensions, it becomes clear that sometimes the standard-sized moving boxes are not going to work well for some of your oddly-shaped or more valuable possessions. And this is precisely where the specialty boxes find their niche.

So if you want to know what specialty boxes are, and what types of specialty boxes you will need when packing your home, the relocation just read these 5 most popular specialty boxes you need when packing for relocation.


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