Your Sewing Equipment and Moving Day: No Unraveled Stitches Here
Roughly 64% of people are highly concerned about damage to their belongings during moving day, based on a recent survey by Wakefield Research. One of the ways to avoid that fear from becoming a reality is to make sure that everything is packed away in the right way. That’s easy to say with common home items like plates and keepsakes but what about sewing equipment in particular? As it turns out, packing and transporting sewing equipment isn’t the major hassle people seem to think it is.
One of the best things to do first is to get organized. Creating a checklist usually helps with organizing tasks for a move. So it stands to reason that creating a list specifically for your sewing equipment and projects will help, too. Jot down the items that are presently part of your sewing studio or kits like needles, thread, patterns, machines, or any projects. That way, you’ll know just what you’ll need to get in terms of boxes or packaging, or which ones you can dispose of for lighter transportation.
Prep Your Machine
If you’ve been really serious about sewing, it would not be surprising to find a handy sewing machine in your inventory. If your machine isn’t one that’s built for easy transportation, it would be smart to address different sewing machine parts like the bobbin winder or the needle clamp and check how prone they are to damage. If there are parts you can remove from the main body like the power cord, it’s best to detach them and store them separately. The smaller you compartmentalize your machine, the better it’ll be for packing it away and transporting. It would be ideal to wrap your machine in bubble wrap and secure it with packing tape.
Use Layers and Buffers
Once you’ve prepped your machine and organized the other areas of your sewing equipment, it’s time to pack them away. It’s good to make sure that there is sufficient padding or insulation surrounding your sewing machine or your ongoing sewing projects. You can put your bubble-wrapped machine in a smaller box and place it within a larger box that’s suitably filled with styrofoam peanuts. For your projects, consider hand-carrying them in a handy tote bag or trolley. If that’s not feasible, wrap them in bubble wrap and pack the projects together in a box. Naturally, don’t forget to label them accordingly so you won’t have to sift through boxes to find your things.
Don’t Skimp on Moving Services
If you’ve decided that all the packing and moving isn’t really for you, that’s fine. That’s what professional moving services are for. All you need to do is pick a good company that offers a competitive price for the task on hand. Don’t give in to temptation and contract a cheap service. Property damage and unprofessional crews will end up costing you both time and money. So it’s ultimately best to get true value for money and pick a service that’s able to help you move your stuff—especially if the stuff involved happens to be your precious sewing equipment and projects.
Moving your sewing equipment and any ongoing projects shouldn’t be something you dread doing. Once you internalize the proper packing and transportation processes, it’ll be easier for future moves. Just make sure that you double and triple check everything before the big moving day so that you can be sure that everything is actually squared away.
About the Author:
Is a freelance writer and editor, having previously worked in the home care industry for a decade.
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