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Packing musical instruments for a long-distance Florida move

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    Packing your items is one of the most important tasks that you will have to do before the move. Of course, some items are easier to pack than others. One of the most complicated things that you will need to handle before the move is musical instruments. Their unconventional shapes, fragility, sensitivity to climate conditions, and value, make them one of the most challenging things to pack. Luckily, New Leaf Moving Group Florida knows how to pack instruments properly. So if you need assistance, you can always ask for their help. If, on the other hand, you plan packing musical instruments on your own, things are going to be complicated but not impossible. Here is how to do it.

    The best and most convenient way to pack your delicate musical instruments is to hire professionals packing service

    Disassembling and reassembling, loading and unloading, transportation or storage are situations where your items could be damaged during a move. Therefore, one of the most important things that you will have to do is protecting your items. Of course, the best and easiest way to protect your musical instruments during a move is to hire residential movers Florida to handle it.

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    Some musical instruments are more complicated to pack and move than others

    Naturally, this is a bit more expensive solution. But if you hire professionals your items will be packed properly. The packing process will be finished quickly. And your items will be packed in quality packing materials. This is surely the best way to handle this problem. Still, the biggest issue is going to be the service’s price. So if you want to save some money, you will have to do it on your own.

    Is DIY packing really cheaper?

    Packing your instruments on your own might look as a way to save some money. But is it really? If you decide on the DIY packing, you will need to spend money and time on gathering packing materials. Not to mention the effort you will have to invest. Of course, it all depends on your situation and preferences. Therefore, before you decide whether to hire packing services Florida or to pack on your own, make sure that you do your calculations right.

    If you will be packing musical instruments on your own, learn about the moving process and decide on the best packing materials and techniques

    Of course, the only way to make sure that your items will survive all this is to pack them properly. This means using appropriate packing techniques and materials. Naturally, people who do not move often usually do not know how to pack items properly and which packing materials to use. Therefore, before you begin this adventure, use the internet to learn about the packing process as much as you can. Learn how the moving process will look like. Identify the situations where your items might suffer. And decide which packing materials and techniques you will use to save them from damage.

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    Learn about the moving process and your instrument’s requirements before you begin

    Packing materials and techniques depend on many factors. Think about them before you begin

    Packing materials and packing techniques you will use depend on many factors.  Of course, the main thing you will have to think about is the type of instrument. Secondly, it depends on the type of the move and distances your instruments will have to cross. Thirdly, whether you are just transporting them or you also plan to store them in a storage unit in Florida. Finally, it depends on the weather conditions. These are the things that you will have to think about before you decide on the packing materials and packing techniques that you will apply.

    Packing materials that you will need to prepare

    Once you determine the basics, you will have to gather appropriate packing materials. First, for most musical instruments you can find hard casings that are made for protecting your items when either moving or storing. Of course, some instruments, like a piano, for example, cannot fit in any type of casing. So you will have to have a different approach. Here are the packing materials that you will have to prepare:

    • If it is possible, use hard casings for packing musical instruments.
    • Cardboard boxes can be used if you do not have an appropriate hard case.
    • Bubble plastic sheets are perfect for protecting your items from damage as well as from inappropriate weather conditions.
    • Packing tape for securing your packages.
    • Ziplock plastic bags for small parts.
    • Set of tools.

    The challenges of packing your instruments for a long-distance move

    The packing technique you will apply depends on the distance your instruments will have to cross and whether you will unpack them immediately or you are planning to store them long term. If you are moving locally, you do not have to think about protecting your items from moisture or pests, for example. When you are moving long-distance across Florida, your instruments will have to be well protected against physical damage, but also against different weather conditions. If you are planning to store your items long term, you will mostly have to think about moisture, dust, and pest protection.

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    Use hard casings whenever you can, to protect your musical instruments

    Of course, long-distance relocation is when you will have to protect your items the most. When you are moving long-distance, your items are at risk from physical damage, as well as from various weather conditions. And if you additionally plan to store the afterward, you will also have to worry about pests and moisture. Therefore, use adequate hard casings, if you can. If not, make sure that your items are wrapped in several layers of bubble plastic. If you are disassembling your instruments, also pay attention to small parts.

    Hiring professionals is the best way to protects and pack musical instruments

    Packing musical instruments for a long-distance move can be a tiring process. That is why the best way to handle this is to hire professional help. If you plan to do it on your own, on the other hand, now you know how to prepare, organize, and execute everything.

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