Need packing advice? These 4 expert packing tips will get you prepped and ready for your next home move

The best way to start a home move on the right foot is by making sure your belongings are properly and safely packed away prior to moving day.

This sounds much easier said than done, and if you’re someone trying their hand at DIY moving, you’ll be looking for help with packing any way you can find it. Proper packing can not only keep your belongings safe and protected, but it makes loading a moving truck much easier when everything is in professional, sturdy moving boxes with correct labeling.

If you’re someone who hired professional movers, having all your items packed away and in a centralized location can make life much easier for your movers as they can begin loading the truck right away, which saves you time and maybe even money in the longrun!

So, what are the best packing tips for your next move? Let’s go over them!

Plan ahead

We cannot stress enough how important it is to get an early start on packing. It takes longer than you think, and the last thing you’ll want to do is scramble to get everything packed at the last minute.

A few weeks prior to your moving date, start with going room by room around your home to slowly chip away at it. Over that time, this should make the packing process a little more manageable.

Use the right supplies

The reason you’re packing up your things and not just tossing them into a moving truck is because you want to keep them safe and protected, so it’s imperative to use professional packing supplies.

Visit your local TWO MEN AND A TRUCK office to purchase professional-grade moving boxes, bubble wrap, packing paper, and more to limit damages on your items.

Remember: the larger the item, the smaller the moving box!

Label, label, label

From the organizational side of things, the most important thing you can do is label your boxes correctly. This helps you keep track of what is what, and lets your moving team know where each box needs to go when you arrive at your new home.

Professional packing tips

You know who really knows the ins and outs of packing? The frontline team members at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK who do it every day. Here are some of their best tips!

“Have all of your loose items boxed up and packed away, and also make sure to label the boxes. Make sure to have a game plan for unpacking the boxes, too.” – Shawn – Operations Manager – Lorain-Medina, Ohio

“With your packed boxes, take them all into the garage. It’s going to save a lot of time for us with the move and will also save you some money on your bill at the end of the move.” – Anthony – Team Lead – Lincoln, Nebraska

For more information on the different types of packing services TWO MEN AND A TRUCK offers and the packing supplies we sell, visit our website.

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