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‘Kicking it to the Curb’ Declutter Before You Move in Kansas City

Many people find it the perfect time to declutter their homes before they make a move in Kansas City.  Perhaps you’re tired of the decor, the sofa has seen better days, or your mattress is doing nothing but giving you sleepless nights.  Whatever it is, why take it with you?  Our KC residential movers have a few tips to help make the move easier, while getting rid of the ‘stuff’ that will only clutter up your new residence.
First, kick those items others may need or use to the curb.  Whether it’s a pedestal fan, couch, large area rug, or something else you no longer want but someone else could use, take it to the curb!  You’d be surprised at the things you consider junk or old/worn out that other people will pick up from the side of the road.
If your furniture is still in relatively good condition but you want to buy all new upon moving into your new home, put it up for sale.  Whether on Craigslist, local ads, social media, or the newspaper let everyone know your furniture is for sale. Be sure to include its features and condition, and be honest about any imperfections.  A great way to declutter while making a little extra money!
Don’t forget those in need.  Lots of people could use furnishings, clothing, and other items they don’t have the budget for but would appreciate.  Consider donating things that are in relatively good condition but that you’d prefer not to take with you to Goodwill or the Salvation Army, where those who have financial difficulties could benefit from your unwanted items.  You can help people while you declutter your home.
At Metrowide Movers, we want to make the move in Kansas City as seamless as possible.  Whether you’re moving to or from the Kansas City metro area let us help you.  We offer free moving quotes, so give us a call today at 816-350-2000!
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Tips to Make the Move Easier for Your Kansas City Moving Company

Tips to Help Make the Move Easier for Your Kansas City Moving Company

 Whether you’re moving to a new home in KC or are a business owner who’s moving your offices across town, there are a few things you can do to make the move less stressful on your Kansas City moving company!  Even professionals can become tired and weary at the end of the day, and injuries aren’t uncommon in an industry where we’re doing a lot of “heavy lifting!”  Here are our tops on things you can do to help make our job easier.

 

First, do you best to make sure boxes are less than 30 lbs. when possible.  In some cases you can’t adhere to this “rule,” but never pack a box that weighs 50 lbs. or more.  This is asking for trouble, not only in terms of possible back or other injuries for you moving team, but to your belongings should box seams or tape burst.  Super-heavy boxes are double trouble.

 

Boxes with no place to grasp them can be a challenge to pick up or carry.  Why not make some handles yourself, and make it easier on your movers? Using a utility knife, simply cut out a “v” shape on each side for carrying, leaving the top flap of the “v” attached so you can fold them in.  Easy-peasy!

 

Make sure everything’s packed up and clearly labeled.  For movers who have a schedule to stick to, time is money.  Make sure all your belongings are packed up and placed in a central area close to walls, as this gives the crew room to move around.  Descriptive labels help the movers know what goes where when they arrive at your new location.

 

If your Kansas City movers did a good job, don’t they deserve a tip?  Imagine if you’d had to climb up and down steps or stairs 40 times in sweltering summer heat or during winter when sidewalks and surfaces are often ice or snow covered.  It’s a tough physical job!  If you appreciate your movers’ efforts, show it.

 

At Metrowide Movers, we’re dedicated to making your move as seamless and easy as possible.  As the Metro Area’s “GoTo’ Kansas City Moving Company for more than 10 years, we care for your belongings as if they were our own.  Call us today!

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KC Mover Offers Tips on Moving IKEA Furniture

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IKEA is a big name in home furnishings today, and although it’s not of the quality of solid oak or other expensive furniture, people love it for its simplicity and the fact that it’s budget-friendly.  If you’re moving in the Kansas City area and have IKEA furniture, you may be curious about the best way to move it.   

Before we get to the tips, if you’re planning to buy IKEA furniture but there isn’t a store in the area you’re moving to, why not buy before you make the move?  Because of the way it’s packed (usually flat packaging), your furniture will be safe during the move – and it will be easy to make room on the moving truck! 

IKEA furniture moving tips 

First, be sure to disassemble your IKEA furniture, as this reduces the risk of damage and makes moving easier because it requires less space.  Toss a quilt or blanket over your furniture so it won’t get damaged or scratched, then the next step is to . . .  

Make sure you label each piece!  It’s a lot easier to take something apart than it is to put it back together, so make sure you label each piece.  Most of us don’t bother to keep assembly instructions once we’ve put something together, so labeling is important.  You’ll also want to keep all fasteners/screws for different pieces of furniture in separate (labeled) bags. 

Use your cell phone to take photos of each piece while you’re taking your furniture apart.  You’ll find this step a lifesaver! 

When all else fails, you can find assembly instructions online at no cost.  IKEA provides instructions for their furniture, which you can find here. 

Last but certainly not least, choose a reputable Kansas City moving company to ensure great care is taken with all of your furnishings and belongings throughout the entire process! 

Fast, efficient, and professional, Metrowide Movers is a family owned KC residential mover committed to making your move as seamless as possible.  Contact us today for a free quote! 816-350-2000