Moving day is just around the corner. That means it’s time to start packing.
Before you start your journey to your new home, you need to know the best way to pack for moving. It’s all about staying organized. But, there are a few other tips that you should know.
If you’re at home staring at all of your things and wondering how to pack for moving, then you’re in the right place. In this article, we’re breaking it down step by step. Keep reading to learn more.
The Best Way to Pack for Moving
First, take a deep breath. You have a big day ahead, if not several. You’re going to need patience and strength, both physically and mentally, so do whatever you have to do to prepare for this journey.
Now, let’s get to it.
If you know nothing about how to pack for a move, then you’ll want to start by gathering your supplies. You’ll need boxes, tape, bubble wrap, black markers, and scissors. You will also want some labels or stickers for labeling your boxes.
Use Towels as Packing Materials
Towels, blankets, linens, and smaller clothing work as a great filler for boxes. Use hand towels and washcloths instead of packing peanuts to keep your things from shifting in boxes. Wrap fragile items in thick towels to provide extra padding.
Before you pack, take pictures of the way things are set-up in your current home. It will help you reassemble things like your television and computer equipment at your new place. Or style your bookshelves just the way you had them.
Pack Rooms Together
Don’t just randomly pack boxes with things that match. Pack them by room. This will make things easier when you arrive at your new home.
Pack Like Items Together
Don’t just throw random things together, either. Keep like items together and create a ‘random’ box for things that don’t fit.
Pack an “Open First” Box
There are inevitably some things that you’ll need as soon as you arrive in your new home, like dishes and toilet paper. Pack this essential box last so that you can open it first when you get there.
Stack and Label
Don’t stack your boxes too high and always put the heaviest boxes on the floor and stack lighter things on top. Also, keep the larger boxes together and the smaller boxes together to make moving easier.
Make sure that every box is labeled on each side. Identify the contents of the box as well as what room the box is to arrive in at your new home.
The Easiest Way to Pack and Move
The best way to pack for moving varies from person to person and family to family. If the packing is too challenging, hire professional movers that will also pack for you. It will give you peace of mind that your belongings are well taken care of.
If you have questions or would like to schedule a move, feel free to contact us. We also offer storage solutions.