In today’s economy we have to be prepared for anything. It is possible that a family, never having moved before, will be faced with relocation due to budget cuts, downsizing or better job opportunities elsewhere. Some folks who have not moved in the last decade will be surprised just how much has changed, and what new allies await them as they embark on a different path than the one they had been on.
One industry that has exploded in recent years is the arena of self storage. People moving for the first time in years do not have to depend on friends and relatives to store possessions for them, nor do they have to fret over how long their items might have to remain out of their sight. The people of Sunset, British Columbia know, because they are the home of Sunset Self Storage. Sunset Self Storage is just one of many places people can go to “learn how to move.”
When walking into Sunset Self Storage, one is immediately met with so many different moving supplies that are available to keep your possessions safe and protected. Take boxes for example. If an individual has not moved in some time, he or she may not know that the size of the box matters a great deal. For example, if he or she is moving books, it is best to choose a small box. Many books in a large box become so heavy and unwieldy that loading and unloading that box becomes hazardous at best. By the same token, it would make no sense to put light things in a small box, because if the individual is using a moving company, and they are charging a “per box” fee, the cost of the move is impacted significantly. Companies may even require more workers to help with the move once the number of boxes to move surpasses a certain threshold. So the key is to make good box choices, and be smart about what goes where. One of the best recent innovations in the moving box arena is the wardrobe box. This is one of the larger boxes, about the size of a blazer or a men’s shirt in height, with a metal bar across the center top. Several items of clothing can be hung in this wardrobe box, which means your clothes travel the way they are stored in your closet. Less wrinkling, less reorganizing once you get to your destination and less hassle—simply repopulate the new closets with the contents of the box. Genius! (And the clothes that no longer fit can stay in the wardrobe box in a storage unit until the day comes when they are needed once again or are given away, giving the owner plenty of clothing options.)
There are also other innovations, such as dividers one may place inside a box to separate and protect glassware, or special bubble wrap “sleeves” one can use to wrap special plates or fine china to keep it from chipping or cracking during transit. Best of all, once the move is finished, these specialized boxes can be repurposed into Christmas ornament containers, craft item containers or for any other seasonal or specialized use. It keeps the boxes out of the landfill and gives them a very important purpose.
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