On top of the packing tips listed here, we’ve also developed a packing checklist to help you make the packing process as efficient as possible. We believe organization goes a long way when it comes to packing, and what better way to stay on top of the process than to follow a detailed list.
Take a look at these tips to ensure you’re ready for moving day!
- Purchase all necessary packing supplies prior to beginning the packing process. This includes items like packing paper, markers for labeling, bubble wrap to protect your belongings, tape, and most importantly – moving boxes! When it comes to moving boxes, we recommend buying professional-grade moving boxes and not settling for cheaper options or used boxes from the grocery store. Protecting your belongings is the number one goal here, and you want a box that can withstand the duration of your move. We also recommend buying more boxes than you need, as you can return boxes that don’t get used and this will prevent you from having to make additional trips.
- Build out a plan of packing and how you want to attack the mission at hand. We’d recommend reading some of our packing tips for a little motivation. Generally, we tell our customers to go room by room when it comes to packing. This makes it more manageable as you go and allows you to slowly chip away at it leading up to moving day so you don’t get overwhelmed.
- Clear some room to make a designated area for packed boxes that are ready to go. Make sure there is a clear pathway to this area so movers are able to easily navigate to and from the truck, which will speed up the time of the move and save you money in the long run.
- Return any unused moving boxes or supplies.