Basement Packing Tips for Your Next Move

December 16th, 2020

When you are in the process of moving, packing up the spaces in your home that is used for storage can be difficult. Whether you use your basement for storage, as a finished living space, or both, it can take a while to pack up. Here are some tips for getting your basement ready for your move.

Declutter Your Space

Before packing up anything in your basement, you should go through it to see if there is anything you want to donate, throw out, and keep. If you’ve lived in this home for a while, chances are you have accumulated a lot of stuff. This way, you aren’t lugging junk to your new home that you won’t end up needing. A lot of the time, people moving are looking to either downsize or get a fresh start. Take only what you need with you!

Have a Yard Sale

If you find items in your basement that are worth selling, you should consider having a yard sale or sell things on Facebook Marketplace. This way, you can make some cash, and others are able to put your belongings to use. These items should be in good condition. Otherwise, it would be best if you tossed them. 

Get Moving Boxes and Supplies

After you figure out what you are bringing to your new place and organize everything, it’s time to pack it all up. You will need boxes, bubble wrap, packing tape, and anything else that will keep your belongings safe and sound on their way in the moving truck.

Packing Your Basement

Pack your items by where you will need them. If you will be using your new basement as a living area and storage, sort out what will be kept away and what will need to be unpacked. This way, you will be more organized once you reach your final destination.

Prep Your Basement

Before you leave for your new home, be sure your current basement is set to go for the next people moving in. You should make sure everything is turned off. Your water heater and other electrical equipment are typically stored in this space. Turn off everything until the new owners are able to move in. This can save a lot of money and prevent any flooding, fires, and other damages to the home.

Contact RARE Moving & Storage

RARE Moving has the best team of movers you can find in the Boston area! We can help you pack and move your basement efficiently. Contact us to learn more about our packing and moving services. Call us today or get a free estimate by filling out our form!