Ok, so you are dealing with a residential relocation. There is probably a bunch of stuff that you need to deal with, and never enough time to do so. This is especially true if you are moving across the country. So, let’s not dilly dally, and let us take a look at how to prepare exercise equipment for moving.
The proper way to prepare exercise equipment for moving
While there are many ways in which you can transport your items from point A to point B, there is only one way in which you can prepare exercise equipment for moving. Even if you let movers handle your workout gear, you need to take care of it. It is not uncommon for people to badly pack or even forgo packing of their exercise equipment. This leads to moving mishaps and even accidents. So, to avoid this from happening, here is what you need to do.
Getting packing supplies
First, you need to get proper packing supplies. Keep in mind that if you want to keep your exercise equipment safe, you need to get good quality packing supplies. Regular cardboard boxes will hardly help you keep your possessions safe. The best thing you can do is to find plastic boxes and use them for packing. If you want to save money on your packing supplies, you can opt for renting plastic boxes, and returning them after moving. Don’t forget that you will also need padding and wrapping supplies in order to ensure the safety of your equipment.
Dismantling your equipment
Dismantling your equipment should be pretty straightforward. All you need to do is to follow the instructions for assembling your equipment, backward. If you do not have your instructions handy, try finding them online. Make sure that you follow each step carefully and that you do not break any part of the equipment. Also, make sure to put the pieces in visible locations so that you do not lose them. A good idea is to make a list of all the items that you have so that you can keep track of them easily. You can learn how to make a solid moving list on sites like mastermovingguide.com.
With your exercise equipment dismantled and your packing supplies ready, its time to start packing. The first thing you need to do is to wrap your equipment carefully. Some pieces can be quite hard, but also quite brittle. Remember, not every piece of equipment was built to withstand impact. And it is up to you to ensure that your equipment does.
Once you’ve wrapped and padded your equipment, you need to place it in a properly sized box. One of the more important packing tips is that the item should not move around while in the box. That can easily cause it to break. Also, you should never put fragile pieces in the same box, as they can damage each other.