Packing Tips for a Successful Move
Basic Packing Tips
We’re happy to do the packing of boxes for you, but if you’ll be doing your own packing and preparation for the move, listed below are some quick tips to make moving day smooth and simple.
One of the most important factors in determining how long your move will take (and therefore, on a local move, how much it will cost) is how well-prepared you are for the crew when they arrive. Very well-prepared customers will be completely packed, including lamp shades, pictures, and garage items, with all boxes well-taped (top and bottom) and clearly marked on at least two sides with the room they should be delivered to at the new home. No loose items remain on top of dressers or shelves, at the backs of closets, or under the beds. If appliances are going, they’ve been disconnected, thawed, and emptied of contents. Items not going to the new home are either isolated in a particular room or corner of a room, or they’re clearly labeled with a brightly colored sticky note or piece of paper.
Sometimes very ambitious customers do all the disassembly and reassembly of furniture themselves and even “stage” all their boxes in the most accessible location in the house, usually the garage, and then simply have us unload all the boxes into the garage at the new location. (Of course, we’re happy to do the disassembly and reassembly of furniture and bring your boxes to the room in your home where they’ll be unpacked.)
Packing an entire house can be overwhelming. If you are packing household items yourself, here are a few tips.
To make the unload go as smoothly as possible, have a plan already in place for where the large furniture is going and where boxes should be stacked in each and every room. That way, the crew won’t have to mave boxes and furniture mutliple times in the same room, and the unload can proceed as efficiently as possible. Consider labeling the doorway to each room with a sticky note or sheet of paper, and then station someone by the entry door at all times to direct the crew where to go with particular pieces.
Your careful packing and preparation will lead to the most efficient and fantabulous moving day possible. With all your hard work and planning, things will go smoothly, your possessions will be safe and sound, and you’ll be amazed at how quickly we’ll move you from old home to new. If you have any questions about how to be perfectly prepared, please don’t hesitate to call or email.
If you’re feeling a little daunted by the idea of packing up your whole house and wondering how to begin, these videos will give you the tips you need to get started.