Physically moving your furniture and belongings to your new home is just one part of the big moving process. It’s packing that’s one of the most important parts you need to plan for.
By strategically packing your stuff, you can make every other part of the moving process that much easier. Consider the following tips you can use to help pack your things away neatly, safely, and securely.
Start a few weeks ahead of time
You’ve probably heard the horrors of moving procrastination, and you’ve probably experienced them, too. To help keep yourself from procrastinating, start by packing several boxes a day a few weeks prior to your move.
Start with items that aren’t as essential to your daily life and that you can pack away in advance knowing you won’t need them in the near future. When you don’t wait to get started, you make packing that much easier and moving less stressful.
Used boxes that are designed for packing
There are many materials you’ll need on hand when you’re packing up: packing paper, bubble wrap, and cloth rags or socks for fragile items. But one packing material you definitely want to have is packing boxes.
Not every box is designed to handle the weight of the items you’re putting in them. The last thing you want is for the tape or cardboard to give way and one of your favorite or valuable belongings to get broken.
Use boxes that are specifically designed for moving, or consider getting professional help with moving from local movers. Local movers can help to pack up your things, not just move them.
Use the right boxes for the right things
Many people know how to pack their belongings, but not necessarily which boxes they ought to go in. Heavy items in a big box can be difficult to carry and may even be hazardous to the person, or people, lifting it.
That said, be sure you’re packing your lightest items such as sheets and blankets in the biggest boxes. The heaviest items such as books and hardware ought to go in smaller boxes. This makes everything easier to handle and carry.
Where can I find professional help with moving?
The average American will move approximately 12 times throughout their life. Professional moving services can help to make each moving day that much easier.
Whether you need help with moving or packing up your belongings, Adam’s Moving Services has the experience you need. To learn more about our local movers, contact Adam’s Moving Services for a quote today.