Are you planning for a big move? Across town or across the country, packing is a critical part of the moving process. The average household packs and moves more than 7000 tons of items. And, most households only move 2-3 times in a lifetime, so it is easy to get overwhelmed by what is ahead. Here are some tips that you might not have thought of that will get you ready for moving day and keep this move manageable!
How to Make Your Next Move More Manageable
- Use Boxes That Fit Your Items: Resist the temptation to find and use the largest boxes possible. Instead, focus on packing boxes this way — pack heavier items like books in smaller boxes and more lightweight items (towels, bedding, etc.) in larger boxes. It is very difficult to move a very heavy large box. Don’t make the move more difficult than it has to be.
- Heavy items first: When you are packing your boxes (or loading your moving truck), pack heavy items first. This keeps the boxes and your moving truck most balanced and easy to load and unload.
- Pack by room: Pack up all of the contents of each room together and this will keep all of your belongings organized and make unpacking as easy as possible.
- Label all boxes: While it may seem to take a bit of extra time while you are packing, labeling each and every box will make your life easier in your new home. When you’re unpacking the moving truck, you can place boxes in the correct room and begin unpacking one room at a time.
- Think about electronics: These days, many residences have several televisions, cable boxes, DVD/Blu Ray Players, and computers. Make sure to protect these items so they arrive at your new home in good condition, ready to plug back in and use. Also, remember to pack chargers together so that you can find them!
Make Your Move Easy and Stress Free
All Points Moving & Storage can help you manage your next residential move. We are a family owned company with more than 50 years of experience and we understand that a residential move can be stressful and time consuming. Our team will work to make the process as easy as possible for you, always taking great care of all of your belongings. This is our promise to you. All Points Moving & Storage will make your move more efficient and even worry-free. Call our team today at 866-421-9490 for a free estimate.