Packing for a big move doesn’t have to be pain, as long as you approach it in a thoughtful organized manner. Below you will find five of the best tried and true tips to help you pack smarter and safer.
1. LABEL EVERYTHING
Label all boxes, bags and large items, indicating not only the room from which they came from, but also the CONTENTS of what’s inside each box. This will make life much easier when you are unpacking, or just need to quickly locate a specific item.
2. PACKING ONE ROOM AT A TIME
Try to pack up each room completely before moving on to another one. It can be overwhelming and often infficient if you are trying to pack up the whole house, jumping from room to room. BONUS TIP : When you get to your destination follow the same, one room at a time approach to unpack.
3. HOW TO PACK FRAGILE ITEMS
For fragile items like glass or dishware wrap each one individually with packing paper or bubble wrap.
Stack dishes vertically instead of all on top of each other horizontally. Then fill in the spaces between with padding.
Make sure to completely fill all the voids in the boxes with packing paper or bubble wrap to avoid crushed / caved in boxes.
4. PACKING PERSONAL AND IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS
Organize and keep all important documents on your person. These would include financial account information, Birth Certificates, Passports, Social Security card, IDs etc.
BONUS TIP: Did you know that there are certain hazardous materials and items that moving companies are prohibited from moving? See the list below.