Packing Tips & Tricks
Packing Tips from Professional Movers
Everyone assumes moving is stressful, but it doesn’t have to be! That being said, successfully achieving a stress-free move requires some planning and organization. Our expert residential movers have compiled a list of packing tips to help you get started preparing for a move.
Tips to Make It Easier to Pack for a Move
- Anything that can fit in a box should go in a box.
- Generally, heavier items like books should be packed in smaller boxes while larger boxes should be used for lightweight items such as cookie sheets and aluminum baking pans.
- Boxes are best for rigid items, which are most things in your home like electronics, framed photos, small to medium artwork, dishes, glassware, and so on.
- Soft items like bed linens, towels, curtains, and pillows can be used to fill the empty spaces in boxes to secure the items inside or they could be stored in bags and used to fill in the gaps on the moving truck or in storage.
- Mattresses and box springs should be protected with the appropriate covers so they aren’t damaged or soiled during transport.
- Don’t forget to label every box as you seal it with tape! Properly labeling boxes will let you know their contents at a glance so you know where they belong in the new home as well as which ones should be unpacked first. Unpacking will be a breeze.
Packing Tips for Food Items
- Ideally, you shouldn’t bring home your usual grocery haul as you get closer to moving day. Of course, you’re going to need to eat, but minimize the amount of groceries you purchase so you won’t have to pack it all and risk spoilage during the move.
- Pantry items should be one of the last things to pack, but they can easily be stored in boxes and even reusable grocery bags.
- If you still have refrigerated and frozen items that you’d like to bring with you, pack them in an insulated cooler. In lieu of ice, use the frozen items to keep the refrigerated items cold. If you use ice packs in your lunchbox, pack those in the cooler as well. If there’s still space in the cooler, then fill it with ice to make sure everything remains cold.
Pack a Bag of Essential Items
Things you use daily should be packed separately in a suitcase or duffel bag so they’re handy when you need them. These items include some clothes for a few days, toiletries, electronics as well as the charging cables, medications, and so on. Once all your belongings are unloaded at your new home, you don’t want to spend time rummaging through all the boxes trying to find your toothbrush or a towel.
While you might feel relieved when you’ve unloaded all your belongings, remember that you still have the overwhelming task of unpacking as well. Reign in the chaos and make sure you pack that essentials bag to make the first week after your move easier.
Keep Important Items with You
Don’t pack these items with the rest of your belongings so they don’t get lost during the relocation or in case you need to access them on your moving day.
- Prescription medications
- Special heirlooms
- Personal documents
Enlist the Help of Our Professional Packing Experts
Make sure all your items are packed and ready to go by the time the local or long-distance movers arrive at your doorstep so they can efficiently load up the moving truck. If you’re overwhelmed at the prospect of packing up all your belongings, follow these packing tips or opt for our convenient packing services and we’ll take that task off your hands so you can focus on other important matters of the move. Our professionals use premium packing materials to ensure your items are safely packed and secure.