Essential Packing Tips

Essential Packing Tips


Some Essential Packing Tips to Consider Before Moving Day


One of the most time-consuming portions of a move is the packing process. Check out these essential tips to help you complete the job as quickly and efficiently as possible. Also, remember that you do not have to tackle this on your own. Feel free to give us a call and we will gladly assist you during the moving process.


Essential Packing Tips


Get All of Your Packing Supplies Together First

Your items will come in all different shapes and sizes. Hence, you should be collecting different sized boxes that are of reliable quality. Check out grocery stores for spare boxes or ask your friends if they have spare boxes laying around

Also, consider acquiring some of the following items:


  • Newspapers, blank newsprint paper (Chip shop paper)
  • Scissors
  • Heavy-duty packaging tape
  • Labelling stickers
  • Permanent markers
  • Padding supplies
  • Bubble wraps
  • Wrapping sheets



Pack Your Items Intelligently


Carefully and thoughtfully packing your items reduces the chances of damaging items during the move. Your stuff is no good to you if it’s all broken when you get there. Hence, place heavier items at the bottom of a box and the lighter ones on top.

Also, pack heavier items into small boxes. Refrain from packing multiple heavy items into a larger box. This makes the box difficult to manage and can potentially cause the box to break. Use newspapers to fill empty spaces in a box to secure your items.



Pack Items Together According to the Room They Belong To


This makes the unpacking process much easier, too. Start by selecting a room and then packing the smaller items in that room first. Then, mark the box with the appropriate room code.


Pack a Box with Items You Will Need First


This box will most likely consist of items you cannot go without, and you are most likely packing them last. Items like toothpaste, toilet paper, soap, paper towels. Keep in mind that you and other persons involved in the move will be needing these items before finishing the move Taking bathroom breaks and breaking for lunch is most likely going to happen – so be prepared and have these items handy. Finally, keep snacks on hand just in case anyone needs a quick boost.


Prepare a Box or Suitcase for Each Member of the Family


During your move, you’ll need to have certain important documents handy. Take these documents and create in a file that you can put into your own personal box or suitcase so that it doesn’t get mixed up along with your other items. Items like your moving truck reservation, hotel arrangements, important contacts, or any other information regarding the move.


Take a Second Look at Your Kitchen


Often times, people leave behind items in their pantry or dishwasher, etc. Take another look at your kitchen while packing and ensure nothing is left behind in these areas. Throw away the excess and box up only what you need. Smaller items like cables or even utensils can go into plastic bags within a box. Label the plastic bags for easy unpacking later on.


Dismantle Any Large Items and Store Their Smaller Components in Ziplock Bags


You might have some larger appliances that require assembling. Taking them in their fully assembled state might not be practical – so start working on disassembling these items. Set aside their smaller components and place them together in a box which you should label for easy access later on. They shouldn’t be packed too far from tools like Allen wrenches and pliers, etc. – items which will help you reassemble them after the move.


Store Your Tools in the Same Spot


Once the unpacking begins, you’re going to need tools to start reassembling your items. Make your life and the movers, lives easier by storing your tools in one central location. Make everyone involved in the move aware of the location of these tools to eliminate confusion and save time once the packing process starts.


Save Space by Stacking Finished Boxes


After packing and labelling the correct items in each box, save space and eliminate some of the chaos by neatly stacking them. This makes it much easier to find your items later on. Also, it clears your walkway. Also, be sure to place all extension cords and power strips in the same box and unpack those first.

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