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.

Identify “last on, first off” items

Figure out any items that you’ll need to find easily at your new place. Load them in last when you pack the moving truck, so they’re the first to get unloaded. This will ensure essential items are easy to find when you arrive.

Create a “don’t pack zone”

There will be some items you don’t want to be packed or loaded into the moving truck. Think of things of greater importance or sentimental value like jewelry, family photos, or financial documents. Additionally, professional moving companies prohibit certain moving items that are considered perishable or hazardous. Designate an area (like a specific room) to put things you’ll want to keep with you. Ensure anyone helping you move, whether friends or professional movers, know not to pack or load stuff in that area.

Completely Pack Each Room One at a Time

Some items, such as jewelry, are difficult to pack. It’s tempting to leave those difficult items for later. Resist that urge and move ahead. By getting one room filled before you move on, you’ll avoid leaving only the most annoying things to the last minute. It will make it easier to track your progress and be able to tell how much packing you have left.

Carefully pack dishes

Your most fragile items need some special care when packing. Use extra packing paper or a soft cloth and wrap up each item individually. Stack dishes vertically instead of horizontally. Make sure to pad the top and bottom of the box with towels or cloth. Mark the box as fragile, so your movers know to take extra care of it when transporting.

Identify Small Items with Colored Paper

When you pack small and breakable items, use colored tissue paper to wrap them or put a piece of colored tape on the box. This can help prevent you from accidentally throwing away something little because you think it’s just packing paper.

Hire Professionals

Most moving companies have a full-service option, meaning they will box up all your stuff, so you don’t have to do it on your own. A pro of hiring professional movers is that they can do the job quickly and more efficient since they have the experience. 

Inventory

As you’re packing, assign each box a number and put a label on it. Write down what’s in each box with the corresponding number. Check off each number as the boxes are loaded into the truck and again when they’re taken off. 

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RARE Moving and Storage wants you to stay organized during your moving process. Give us a call or fill out our contact form to get some help from us!