Moving Furniture Safely & Painlessly

September 25th, 2017

Moving dollyMoving your furniture around while you settle into your new home or office is a fun and exciting process, but one that has the potential to leave you hurting. It’s important to take measures to move your furniture safely to avoid damage and injury.

You should make sure you follow proper lifting practices by lifting large and heavy items gradually with your knees, while keeping your back straight. Lifting with your knees will limit strain on your back muscles. It’s better to lift furniture with someone else to evenly distribute the weight. Carry furniture at angles to maintain better control while walking it to its proper place in your new home, especially when going up and down stairs. You can also make inexpensive ramps and use straps to move your furniture. Straps allow you more control when lifting with your forearms and shoulders.

If you are struggling to move a box or piece of furniture too heavy to lift, use a dolly. Dollies are available at most home improvement stores and can be beneficial to have around after a move because they put heavier items on wheels and further encourage better lifting habits.

The easiest way to move your furniture around is to hire a moving company. Professionals will be able to move without damaging your property or injuring themselves or others. Rare Moving & Trucking will gladly assist you with your move. We will wrap your furniture to protect from scratches and tears and safely move it from place to place and pack your belongings efficiently for harmless transport. Rare Moving & Trucking can also provide you with a free estimate for our packing, moving and storage services. Call us at 617-825-7273 or use our contact form to start your stress-free moving experience!

What Can I Do With Boxes After I Move?

September 20th, 2017

teddy bear in boxAfter a few weeks of settling into your new home, you may start to wonder what to do with the empty cardboard boxes taking over the corners of every room. After months of collecting or buying them, throwing away seems like a waste. Most of the time, these boxes can be repurposed or reused!

Do you have a friend that is starting to plan a move? You can give them any boxes that are still in good enough condition for another move. Your friend won’t have to spend money on boxes, and they will be out of your home. If you have items that you won’t be using often, you can keep some boxes for storage in closets and basements. With a little bit of a DIY makeover, you can even use them out in the open for storage on shelves. You can use fabric and colored paper to disguise the cardboard and better match your home’s aesthetic.

If you spent a lot of money on moving materials and are looking to try to turn a small profit, you can try selling boxes and packing paper online. This could be tricky, depending on demand or price. People might not want to pay for used materials, and demand may be low based on time of year. There are several websites online that can be used to buy or sell boxes locally.

Damaged boxes and paper materials will need to be recycled. Your town’s website will have a link about how recycling is handed and what will be accepted. Boxes will need to be broken down until they can lie flat before recycling, to make transporting them to recycling centers easier. Most boxes can be left with your regular recycling bin on pickup days, and if you live in an apartment building, you may have a designated bin just for cardboard.

If you are looking for movers for your move or a debris pickup after, contact Rare Moving & Trucking. We will move your belongings efficiently and provide free estimates prior to your move and will help haul unwanted items away. Call us at 617-825-7273 or use our contact form to start your stress-free moving experience!