There is one thing in life that brings me joy every single time. That is helping people when they need it. It really does not matter what I am doing but if I am able to help a friend out then I am glad to do it. This year I have been able to help out many friends and family because moving has been happening left and right. The housing market has been perfect for selling and buying due to interest rates being the way they are. So many people have decided to pack up their boxes and change locations. What I found was that some of the normal ways we move are simply not good and can end up hurting people. I mean it, I saw a lot of injuries while moving and many things get broken and much of it all came down to storage of the items.
The average American knows that if you are moving you go to a store and ask for some old moving boxes. Or you start asking your family for their old boxes when they moved. Usually, we find enough to move and don’t have to spend a dime on it. What people don’t realize is that by not spending money on boxes they are costing themselves the risk of injury and also the cost of broken items. Now, this is not always true, but usually, we find really old boxes and that causes a lot of problems.
I noticed this when I pulled a muscle in my back early in the year. This was because the box I picked up held. It was very flimsy and thin. The box I picked up ended up having some heavy items in it. The weight shifted and the box started to flex like it was made of rubber. This caused my weight to shift in a strange way and for my back to be pulled. Now if this was a once and done sort of thing I would say it was a fluke. But I saw it happen again on the next move. I also saw the box drop and thousands of dollars of plates get destroyed. Then it hit me what the issue was. It was the box.
So I started to search for ways to find good boxes for moving. I landed on a packaging supplies store and found out all about boxes. There are thick, thin, heavy and light boxes. This company made them for lots of big manufacturers and shipping companies. So I called them up and found out that they also made moving packages. The packagings supplies store moving packages were about 25 to 30 bucks and they came with heavy-duty moving boxes. They also came with heavy-duty tape and markers. I know it sounds silly, but I got really excited. This was the answer to broken items and pulled muscles.
So when my brother moved the next week I bought one of these packages and sent it to him. He was a bit shocked, but we had the easiest move of all time and they were more organized. Instantly I knew I was on to something and decided to do this for each move. Most people think I am a bit crazy, but they really do enjoy the outcome and to me that brings joy to my life.