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Do It Yourself (DIY) Moving & Storage

With the busy hustle and bustle of life’s demands, people often find themselves running short on time and resources. Throw a move into that equation, and you have a math problem that never quite adds up to the right answer. SMARTBOX is designed to make do-it-yourself moving easier than ever before. With convenient curbside delivery, you can take better control of your move, and set the terms for your own moving timeline.

The SMARTBOX process for do-it-yourself moves basically combines the blend of our easy to use portable moving containers with your vision for how you would like for your move to go. We understand that moving is not always a chore that people look forward to, and one they want to complete as easily and stress-free as possible. Our moving system allows you to find that balance of moving yourself, without the added hassle of having to rent a moving truck and returning it. We take care of that for you. All you have to do is organize and pack.

Of course, we are still here if you decide to forego moving yourself, and we will be glad to lend a helping hand; however, if you prefer to do all of the packing yourself, we will provide you with all of the tools you need so that you can complete your move.  

Packing tips

Since a do-it-yourself move is custom designed by you, it is important to remember some key guidelines for making sure that your move is still completed safely. Consider the amount of space you have to utilize within your storage unit. If you are transporting a lot of items that can shift easily, consider packing them tightly so that they will not move, fall or break during transport.

Create a list of each item you place into your SMARTBOX container. This is a great tip for organizational purposes, and it will help you to make sure you don’t forget anything important.

Always pack the heaviest items you own on the bottom of the SMARTBOX container, and place items that are lighter in weight towards the top. This is to help protect delicate and fragile items from breaking and it also helps to provide the best possible packing protection for your belongings. Be sure to evenly distribute the weight of the heaviest items so that you avoid the risk of your load shifting.  Using all of your available space and adding cushioning support will also help.  

Another important safety consideration is making sure that you do not move any harmful substances that are unsafe, both to you and others. This can range from any item that is flammable and toxic, to items that are aerosol based and alcoholic.

Packing services

SMARTBOX provides a variety of packing supplies that will help you to pack for your move. From boxes to packing paper, we’ve got you covered. Simply give us a call toll free at 1.87.SMARTBOX (1.877.627.8269) and we’ll provide you with the packing materials you need to complete your do-it-yourself move. You may also want to check out our complete list of packing tips and packing services[link to packing services] for more information. We look forward to hearing from you, and our moving consultants are ready and waiting to provide you with top customer service, and provide you with the perfect equation for all of your moving questions. 

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