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Top Causes of Damaged and Broken Possessions During Moves- Men on the Move

Last updated 5 years ago

One of the most important decisions you can make before moving is choosing an experienced moving company that won’t damage your treasured possessions. Here is a look at the top causes of damaged and broken possessions during a move:

Careless Packing
There are many effective strategies for packing your possessions into moving boxes. If delicate items like fine china or glasses vases are not properly protected before being boxing, they can shatter during transport. Heavy books or appliances that are placed into weak boxes can break through the bottoms of their boxes and damage nearby objects and the contents inside. 

Improperly Transporting Furniture
Emptying out large pieces of furniture like desks, armoires, and china cabinets is an important step when trying to safeguard your possessions. Although it may seem that keeping objects inside furniture will save time, the items inside of them can move around during transport and cause damage to one another and the furniture piece itself.

Forgetting to Disassemble Large Pieces
Large pieces of furniture like beds, dining room tables, and hutch and buffet units should be disassembled as completely as possible to prevent damage during a move. Leaving them intact can put unnecessary amounts of pressure on the joints. Make sure to pack these pieces together to make unpacking and reassembling easier upon moving in.

If you’re concerned about furniture breaking during your move, be sure to contact Men On The Move. Our moving professionals can help you pack your items safely or provide you with helpful tips to prepare for your move with us. To get an estimate on packing as well as moving, call us today at (718) 343-3424.


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