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March 05, 2022

Think Twice Before Packing and Moving These Items

packing for a moveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving includes plenty of decision-making. You decide on what gets packed and how to pack it. But you additionally decide on what will stay behind. Many professional moving companies in San Antonio base their charges around the weight of the goods as well as distance traveled for long-distance moves. Therefore, each excess thing you pack, brings the price up unnecessarily. There are lots of methods to reduce the volume you have to move simply by making smart judgments during the lead-up.

Old home appliances, bulky household furniture, along with items your family doesn't use any longer can be offloaded before the move itself. Donate your excess, host a garage sale, or offer your stuff on the internet. Unclear things to leave behind? Let us look closer at products to ponder on moving to San Antonio.

Unused Toys and Play Furniture

Kids outgrow toys and sometimes lose interest in recent playsets. Should there be toys and games or sets of play furniture going seldom used in your home, you may bet another family has a youngster who is going to enjoy it. By donating or selling the rarely used playthings, you lighten your load for moving and give other youngsters the opportunity to have fun with the playthings which your youngsters are done with.

Outgrown or maybe Unworn Outfits

Clear out your closet, as well as the closets of everybody in the household. Anything you wear on a regular basis or seasonally, pack. Whatever you do not put on anymore (or maybe don't want to wear) may be left behind. It can be unbelievable how much weight it is possible to offload through doing away with the unwanted section of every wardrobe in the home. Donate or sell the clothing which the family leaves behind.

Older Appliances

If your family owns house appliances like a washer/dryer or perhaps extra deep freeze, determine if it's actually worth the energy to take. You may offer it to the home buyer or landlord. You may perhaps sell it at a yard sale or to an area appliance merchant. This will save you weight and probably will prevent a rickety old home appliance from breaking on the rough path ahead. You can purchase different home appliances in the future or free yourself to choose a property that already possesses new home appliances.

Rickety or Ungainly Home furnishings

Some pieces of furniture is undoubtedly cherished or significant and will certainly come with you. But not all pieces of furniture falls in that range. Do not have the moving company in San Antonio move any home furnishings that the family does not care about and may be easily replaced in the new town. Make sure that there's ample area in your new residence. You may also free your thoughts from being concerned about any furniture left behind, as it can't be damaged in the move.

Worn Out Mattress

Mattresses are usually one additional choice for being left behind. Mattresses ought to be replaced approximately each 8 years, depending on the craftsmanship of the mattress. Many people do not replace our mattress near frequently enough, and a move is a great justification to do that. For those who have a lumpy old mattress (or maybe more than one), do not move them to your new house. Buy a new layered mattress to inaugurate your new property when you arrive. In reality, there are many suppliers which will have a mattress delivered on the day you get there so you can go to sleep on a brand-new fresh mattress within your fresh new place.

Tough-to-Move Stuff

Finally, take into consideration items which your moving company in San Antonio might need to make special plans for. Fish tanks, sizeable musical instruments, sensitive glass; for those who have a justification to buy new after you arrive, you could save yourself and the professional movers some challenges by making that choice. Should you have a piano of low quality or little sentimental value, leave it to a nearby school or place of worship rather than moving it.


Packing efficiency is not necessarily about getting all things in the moving truck. Often, it's about knowing what to leave behind. For further valuable moving tips or to organize your impending moving services, contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group in San Antonio today!


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The Mickelson Family
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