Packing is the most essential part of moving. If done correctly, it’ll make your move a whole lot easier and save you quite a bit of stress later on when it’s time to unpack.
We offer professional packing and moving services and can take the stress of packing off of you, but in case you want to do it yourself, we’ve put together a packing guide filled with pro tips to help you pack when it’s time to move.
Make a Checklist
First, it’s important to get organized. Make a checklist for packing supplies that you’ll need before you start putting things in boxes and containers. Having the proper supplies is extremely important when moving locally or long distance.
Your checklist should include:
- Boxes – Durable and different sizes
- Plastic Covers
- Packing Paper
- Bubble Wrap
- Packing Tape
- Marker for labeling boxes
Once you have your packing supplies checklist and you have gotten all of your packing supplies, you’re ready to get going.
Out With The Old, In With The New
Moving to a new space is a great time to get reorganized. Why pack things that you won’t need at the new place? Go through your closet, your basement, your garage, or your attic and separate things that you haven’t used in a while and probably won’t use ever again.
Donate items that you don’t need anymore but are still in good condition. Throw away things that are damaged or can’t be donated. Getting rid of these things before you start packing will you save lots of time and space for your move. It’s also less stuff you’ll have to unpack later on.
The last thing you want to do when you move into a new house or apartment is having to open every single box looking for things that you need. I cannot stress this enough, label everything!
All of your boxes should be labeled by room and items. For example, have boxes labeled “Kitchen” and add details such as “glassware and dishes, pots and pans, or appliances” to make things easier to find once you’re ready to unpack.
If you have everything neatly labeled, you can start putting the boxes in the rooms they’ll be unpacked in. It’ll also make it easier for you to find the things that you’ll need right away without having to open every single box looking for a fork so you can eat dinner.
Pro Tip: When packing, place heavy items in smaller boxes and lighter items in bigger boxes.
Have a Packing Party
Packing isn’t exactly the most fun event, but doing it with friends can make it a little bit more enjoyable and save you so much time. Ten hands are better than two.
Order pizza, play some music, and hang with friends while packing up the kitchen, living room, or common areas. Time will fly by and before you know it, you’ve packed up three different areas of your house in the time it would have taken you to pack one.
Pro Tip: Assign different areas or items to different people to split up the workload evenly and get it done faster.
Call Us if You Want Professional Movers to Handle Your Packing and Moving
Best Moving is equipped with the skills and tools to help you with your entire move. From packing to guaranteeing that your belongings will make it safely to your next destination. We’re a full-service, trusted moving company.
If you don’t want to have to deal with the stresses of packing, give us a call and schedule your next move with us.