Packing Tips – Recommendations and advice
Packing tips are free. So, here you go:
Before packing, we recommend you have a yard/garage sale to get rid of unused or unwanted items. This is usually the best way to purge items that are no longer needed. Nowadays technology makes this task very easy. Many people use craigslist.org or OLX.com to post their items for sale, as well as Apps like OfferUp and LetGo.
At the end of the day, donate the things that didn’t sell. The less items you have to move, the easier and less expensive the move will be!
Our professional packers recommend a few things
Packing isn’t as easy as you may think, it takes patience and time.
Our packing services specialists wanted to add their 2 cents:
Use the right size boxes when packing.
Large boxes packed with heavy items are a common complaint of professional movers. They not only make the job harder but also have a better chance of breaking.
Put heavy items, like books, in small boxes; light items, like linens and pillows, in bigger ones.
Put lighter items on top, heavier items on the bottoms of boxes.
Moving tip: When we load the truck, we pack heavier boxes first, toward the front of the truck, for balance.
Do not pack items from different rooms in the same box.
Besides making the packing process easier, your unpacking will be much quicker.
Tape boxes well.
This is really important and most people fail at this!
If possible, use labeled or colored duct tape. Assign a different color tape to each room in your household, this will make identifying your boxes a lot easier.
FYI: When unloading the truck, we take each box to its respective room (as long as they are clearly labeled)
When packing your boxes, remember to put extra tape under and around the ones that will carry heavier items, like books, dishes, pots, and pans.
A packing tip for moving fragile items is to put cushioning in the boxes where you will place them – bubble wrap, packing paper or old newspapers – anything that can guarantee the safety of your things during shipping.
But please remember to label your boxes as fragile if needed!
Packing tips for moving:
- Get good quality boxes and packing supplies.
- Start packing as soon as possible.
- Pack one room at a time.
- Label the box. Where will it go in the new place?
- Use fragile item stickers if possible.
- Count how many boxes you packed.
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