Moving Tips

Packing Tips in Tampa: How to Pack Your Stuff

By: ChristosMoving  |  February 13, 2024

 Local Tampa Packing TipsSunshine, sandy beaches, and a fresh start await in Tampa, Florida! But before you soak up the rays in your new digs, there’s one hurdle to overcome: packing. Fear not, fellow Floridian! With the expert moving services of Christos & Christos Moving and these ingenious packing tips, your Tampa relocation will be a breeze.

1. Declutter Like A Pro: Tampa’s tropical weather is perfect for minimalist living. First and foremost, the number one packing tip I can give you is to embark on a ruthless decluttering mission. Donate gently used items, sell unwanted treasured, and recycle what you can. Trust us, you’ll thank yourself when you’re not lugging around unnecessary baggage (literally!).

2. Embrace the Sunshine State’s Bounty: Generally, cardboard boxes are plentiful in Tampa, thanks to its thriving popularity. Hit up local grocery stores, liquor stores, Costco or BJ’s for free, sturdy boxes in various sizes. Bonus packing tip, your supporting different local businesses!

3. Label with Laser Focus: Humidity is a Tampa reality. Combat box-opening confusion by labeling clearly and concisely. Use permanent markers, colorful duct tape, or even a labeling app for a tech-savvy twist. Include room and content details on all sides for easy identification. 

4. Pack Like a Tetris Master: Utilizing space efficiently however, is easer said than done. For example, fill awkward gaps with linens, crumpled packing paper, or packing peanuts, creating a protective cushion for fragile items. Pack heavier items in smaller boxes for easier lifting. Additionally, do not forget to distribute weight evenly throughout each box. Another quick packing tip to remember, just relax and don’t overthink things.

How to Find and Deal with a Local Tampa Mover

By: ChristosMoving  |  February 7, 2024

Local Tampa Moving CompanyMoving can be a challenging task, but finding the right Local Tampa Mover in Tampa Bay can make a significant difference. Here are some tips to help you navigate the process effectively:

Do a Thorough Research of Companies

Research Local Movers: Start by researching Local Tampa Moving Companies in Tampa Bay using online resources like Google, Yelp, or local business directories. Read Reviews and Testimonials: Take the time to read reviews and testimonials from past customers to gauge the quality of service provided by each moving company. Above all, call the Department of Agriculture or go online to check the moving companies are properly licensed and insured. 

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But I Like It Here: Kids and Moving

By: ChristosMoving  |  April 21, 2015

moving kidsAnyone who has children and has had to move already knows that kids often have a hard time of it…moving, that is. Many children feel as if their entire lives are being uprooted, and in some ways, that is exactly what is happening to them when parents decide to move. But, moving does not have to be a traumatic event. Here are some thoughts on how to help your kids make the adjustment.

Be Positive

If a move is in the future, parents can help their kids by being positive about the move themselves. Many parents, like it or not, go through their own drama when a move is being planned and they often show their emotions in a negative way. Kids pick up on this and those negative feelings or drama outbursts by adults can make kids feel unsure, upset, and confused about how they should feel and behave.

What to Expect When You Move into Your New Home

By: ChristosMoving  |  March 27, 2015

Family lying on floor by open boxes in new home smilingMoving into a new home is a very exciting moment but it’s also something that can be rather nerve wracking and stressful. Moving home means upending your entire life and pretty much starting from scratch. The property you end up in will ultimately become the place you spend the majority of your time for the coming years so if you don’t like it then this is going to be a big issue.

With all that in mind then, many people find that the moment they move into a new property is often somewhat upsetting and bitter sweet. This should be an exciting moment… so why doesn’t it feel like home yet?

How to Lift without Injuring Yourself When Moving Home

By: ChristosMoving  |  March 24, 2015

back braceOne of the worst things that can happen to you when you’re moving home is that you end up putting your back out. This is all too easy to do when you’re lifting lots of heavy boxes around and moving furniture, but should it happen it will leave you completely unable to do any more work yourself in the home and thus completely reliant on others to help.

How do you prevent injuring your back when lifting heavy boxes? With smart decisions and with the right technique. Here are some tips to help.

Keep Your Back Straight

The single most important thing to do is to keep your back straight. Of course you will have to bend at the waist, but your actual spine should still be in a straight line – meaning that if you had a ruler down your shirt, it wouldn’t bend or snap. Imagine this ruler when lifting.

Some Lesser Known (but Highly Valuable) Tips for Packing

By: ChristosMoving  |  March 10, 2015

packingWhen moving home, it pays to be smart about the way you pack your belongings. Getting this right can make all the difference when you get to the other end and need to unload your items and it can likewise make a big difference to how likely your items are to survive the journey intact.

Thus, it’s wise to read up on packing techniques whenever possible. Problem is, 99% of articles give you the same five tips repackaged (ironically) rather than providing anything new or insightful.

How to Turn Over a New Leaf When Moving Homes

By: ChristosMoving  |  March 3, 2015

moving homesIf you’re moving home, then you will be presented with the ideal opportunity to turn over a new leaf and to change the way you approach your property. This is a fresh start that will be perfect for breaking old habits and for making your home the way you really want it to be. Read on to see how you can make moving home into a real opportunity for change.

Out With the Old…

When packing up your things at the old place, make sure that you are ruthless and that you get rid of anything you don’t absolutely need.

Getting Ready for the Move: More Packing Tips

By: ChristosMoving  |  February 5, 2015

happy-moversIn order to make things easy and efficient it is important that you pack all your things before calling in the movers. Packing allows you to secure your stuff so that the movers don’t damage it in anyway. Here are some tips that will surely aid your packing:

Gather all the Packing Equipment

The first thing you need to do is to pack everything important that needs to be transported first, this includes your glassware, crockery and whatnot. Here, it is important to estimate and label all that you pack so that you can conveniently identify all the things you have packed. This way, as soon as you finish moving you can easily unpack and put your stuff at all the right places.

Moving to a New Geographic Area? You May Need to Switch Banks

By: ChristosMoving  |  January 22, 2015

bankWith all of the many steps that go along with moving, you may find yourself becoming a bit overwhelmed. One of the last things that you want to do is get to your new home and realize that you have forgotten to do things that could prohibit you from settling in. Among the most important things that you need to handle when you are moving to a new area is to set up your banking. You have to have a bank in order to pay bills and write any checks. The following are a few tips on getting your banking set up in a new area.

Moving During the School Year? How to Transfer Your Child’s School Records

By: ChristosMoving  |  January 6, 2015

school recordsMany people forget just how stressful moving can be until they start to experience for themselves. There are so many different things that have to be done when moving, which makes it very easy to become overwhelmed. Moving will take on a whole new level of stress if you try to do it during the school years. Not only will the move be hard on your children, but it will be hard on you if you do not follow the proper procedures to get their school records. Here are a few tips on getting the records that you need to make the move much easier on you and your kids.

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