Tips For Packing Your Kid’s Rooms

July 7th, 2020

Are your kids old enough to know how to pack up their room for a move? If they are, definitely take their help into consideration. Keeping your kids involved and busy when packing their room will give you more helping hands to finish packing quickly and efficiently. It can make them feel useful and a part of the move just like their parents are. Having your kids pack their own room and make those decisions on by themselves may leave them feeling better about transitioning their lives elsewhere. This can be a weird and scary situation for them, especially leaving behind a room that they could have spent their whole life in up until now. 

Help Your Kids Declutter Their Rooms

Decluttering a room before packing everything up will make the process easier. Less useless items will make their way to your new home! You’ll keep the moving costs slightly less because of the smaller amount of items you’re transporting with you. Unless your children are young enough to not know what’s going on, you may be better off decluttering their room with them to be more efficient and to avoid possible arguments about items that could possibly have been donated or given away.

Packing Toys And Games

Sort through all the toys and games along with them to figure out which ones will be making the move along with you, and which ones are not. Donate or sell the toys and games that aren’t needed at the new house. If you’re packing any delicate toys, be sure to wrap them in something soft. These toys could include action figures, dolls, or ones with tiny attachable parts. This way they stay secure and safe in the moving trucks. Keep smaller items and accessories in labeled plastic baggies to keep them all organized and place them in a spot you know you can find them when unpacking. Pack games and toys that are on the bigger side in the boxes they came in – if you still have them around. If you don’t, use any cardboard ones around the same size. This way you know they’re secure during moving.

In all, keeping your kids involved while packing their designated space in the house can make your life easier. RARE Moving and Storage can help as well! We offer professional packing services in the Boston area to make your move go smoothly.

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How to Safely Pack Fragile Items

July 7th, 2020

Packing for a move take a lot of effort. Most people can say that a lot of that effort is put into packing fragile items. Since most of these item likely more expensive belongings you’re bring along with you, being careful with your packing will be worth it in the end.

Preparing in Advance

You have to prepare in advance. Properly packing up valuable, breakable items need some specific time and planning. This is not the time to rush and just throw things in boxes. Even if you are hiring movers, ensure these things are taken care of beforehand. Also, be sure to have the right tools. Some items you may need are durable boxes in a variety of sizes, packing paper, bubble wrap, scissors, and packing tape. Try to pack up these items on a table instead of the floor. That way there’s no chance of stepping on anything and having it break.


When wrapping, have each plate in bubble wrap and tape it for extra protection. Vertically pack plates in lined boxes with a good amount packing paper around them. Be sure to place paper in between the standing plates and don’t overpack the boxes. Plates can shatter easily, even in secured boxes, so space them out in different boxes as needed.


Wrap glasses individually with packing paper and place scrunched up paper inside the large pieces hold them in place. Place packing paper around small or medium boxes on the top and bottom, and layer spaces around glasses with paper too. You should place the heavier items on the bottom of the box, with lighter pieces on top of the box so that they don’t break.

Special Items

When packing your more random and oddly shaped items, it’s essential to consider the shape and size of item and any handles or protruding pieces that could easily break in transport. These are the items that you may need to create a makeshift box for. This could mean take pieces of cardboard and taping them up around this item. That way, all angles are covered and nothing will get scratched in the moving truck. Make sure to mark this item so that movers know what it is and can figure out the best way to carry it in and out of the truck. If you feel that these specialty items can’t be packed, at least try to wrap them in a sheet or something protective to avoid scratching or scuffing.

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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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