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Things to consider when moving to Iowa during Winter

When you’re planning to move, it’s easy to focus on all of the things inside your home that need to be packed up, labeled, and placed onto the moving truck. But what about the odds and ends that you’ve forgotten about? The belongings in your shed and garage need to go with you too.

The random objects that you have around your home such as lawnmowers, tools, and kayaks can be challenging to move. Garages are catch-alls, so you may feel like you need a whole truck just to haul the items in yours.

Instead of worrying about moving the oddly-shaped, sharp, and heavy items in your garage and tool shed yourself, consider letting a professional moving team do the work for you.

Here are some of the top reasons you should let the professionals move the belongings you have in your garage:

1. It’s easier

Let’s be honest. Hiring a packing and moving service is much easier than doing it yourself. You’ll be busy coordinating service end and start dates, keeping your family organized, and managing your time that you’ll love having the help around the garage.

If you’ve gone out to the garage recently and just stared at the tools, lawn equipment, and hazardous materials, you’re bound to feel overwhelmed. These items won’t pack themselves, so why not let the movers handle it?

2. Avoid hazardous materials

Your home is not a chemical factory but you probably have some hazardous items around the garage and tool shed that should be disposed of properly.

Get rid of all oil, gas, pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers before moving day. None of these items are allowed on a moving truck, so you’re better off to nip things in the bud and dispose of them properly ahead of time.

3. They’ll move your lawnmower

Lawnmowers are necessary in Iowa but they can be bears to move. Your residential mover can move your mower from point A to B but you should do a few things first to get it ready for the trip.

Before moving day, make sure your lawn mower and weed-eater are emptied of oil, gas, and any other lubricants. To protect them during the move, take some cardboard or lots of packing paper and create a protective shell for each spark plug.

Lawnmower and weed-eater spark plugs are easier to protect than replace, so take the short time now to do this and you’ll be good to go.

4. Tools are heavy

Ever try to pick up a box of heavy tools? Yeah, no one enjoys that.

A residential moving team like White Glove Movers offers packing services so you don’t have to do a thing except tell us where you want your items. We’re even happy to pack up the items in your garage and tool shed.

We’re expert packers, which means we know how many tools can be placed into one box so no one has trouble picking it up later.

If you’re located in Cedar Rapids or Marion, Iowa and need help with your residential move, White Glove Movers is ready to work with you. We specialize in local and long-distance moves as well as packing services. Give us a call today and we’ll give you a free estimate.

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