The Best Way To Pack Your Home

May 21st, 2020

Packing your home up before a move is stressful. Here are some tips to make it easier on everyone involved.

Last on the truck, first off the truck

Figure out any items that you’ll need to find quickly or use as soon as you arrive at your new place. Place these items in the truck after everything else so that they’ll be the first things off when you get to your home.

Create an area not for packing

You’ll definitely have some belongings you’d rather take with you in your car than place on the moving truck. These could be anything from photo albums, expensive jewelry, or anything highly breakable. Professional moving companies don’t allow certain items on trucks as well. Pick a room or space in your home to keep these items so that they are not accidentally placed on any of the moving trucks.

Completely Pack Each Room One at a Time

Some items are hard to pack. You might get tired of trying to figure out the best way to do so, but don’t leave this as the last packing task. By getting one room packed before moving on to the next will help you to not forget anything. You’ll be able to see how much you have left by sorting out the packing by room.

Carefully pack dishes

Fragile items are at a high risk for breaking while moving. Try to individually wrap any plates and glassware separately before putting them in a box. You can do this with either packing paper or old t-shirts. Old t-shirts are soft and will prevent the glassware from any damage.

Identifying smaller items

Wrap your smaller belongings in colored tissue paper. This is a good way of keeping things together and not accidentally tossing packing paper in the trash thinking nothing was wrapped in it.

Hire Professionals

Most moving companies have the option of packing services. This way, they will box all of your belongings and move it onto the truck for you. This can save you a lot of time and patience.


Creating an inventory while packing can ensure you are able to find everything once it’s loaded off the truck. Try to create a list of what’s in each labeled box so you won’t forget anything or forget where you put it.

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Common Moving Mistakes to Avoid

May 21st, 2020

Some people move a lot, but if you’re a first-timer, you may need some tips and tricks. RARE Moving wants to make your move go as smoothly as it can.

Moving on Your Own When You Need Extra Help

Even though it isn’t cheap, having a moving team to help you out is very worth it. Doing a move on your own even with friends and family, it can take a lot more time and energy than hiring movers. If you have items of significant value, it’s also going to be way riskier. The can be many situations where moving on your own works out, it’s a mistake to immediately ignore the idea of hiring movers because you don’t want to spend the money or you think it’s easy on your own. Think about what you have to move. If you believe you can do it yourself, great. But if you have any doubts, it’s time to call in the professionals.

Giving Yourself too Much Time To Pack

If you give yourself too much time to pack, chances are you are going to wait til the last minute to even start. Make a timeline of when you need to pack certain rooms and belongings. That way you’ll stay on track. It will be stressful realizing you haven’t started and you move in a week. You need to plan ahead and organize yourself. Set a deadline to have everything done, maybe a week before the actual moving day. That way you’ll have more time for cleaning and other necessities before leaving your current space.

You don’t get rid of unnecessary items

When you begin to pack for your move, you are going to run into some items that you don’t need or want anymore. Rather than packing them up promising yourself you will donate things after your move, get rid of them now. This will save you effort and space. Packing up these items is unnecessary. Moving is the absolute perfect time for a yard sale or adding to the donation bin near you. Save time once you get to your new place by getting rid of these items now. Someone else may be in more need for them than you. If you don’t want to donate or sell, give them to someone close to you who you know will take good care of your old belongings.

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