Protect your items with some basic packing knowledge
How To Pack For A Move, Some Basics
Packing, like many aspects in moving, is all about being organized! With a strategic plan and an early start, the simpler it will be.
Dependent on the size of your home, begin the packing process approximately 2-3 weeks prior to your move date. Perhaps a little earlier, as it could end up taking longer than anticipated. Nostalgia may set in, some unexpected items may be found. This extra time will allow for the packing to be done right!
If you have decided to hire a moving company to move your belongings, but you are doing the box packing yourself, it will be expected that everything will be packed and organized, ready for loading at the agreed upon time of the movers arriving on the day of the move. Most moving companies offer professional packing services if this is a preference you prefer.
Gather all your packing supplies. You will want to have a variety of different sized boxes. Using new boxes will better ensure your items arriving safely. Special kits and supplies can be purchased online at places like U-Haul. You will want to make sure you have:
Before you begin packing the bulk of your items, pack some first day essentials. Include items for each member moving. It could be packed in individual suitcases or boxes. Items to include would be:
Keeping Track Of Your Boxes
Once each box is completed, it can then be taped securely closed, labeled, and then stacked. Adding a numbering system onto each box allows you to see the total number of boxes and keep track, in the event that any do not arrive to the destination.
When labeling your boxes:
Reading our room by room guide to packing and watching some packing instructional videos is a great way to see how to pack your belongings and ensure you are doing it the right way!