We know how hectic the day of your move can be so we’ve prepared this list of helpful tips to follow on the days leading up to your move. They are simple steps that will ensure your move remains simple and stress-free.

 

  • Pack an overnight bag that you bring with you in your vehicle. Be sure to include medications or any other basic needs. It is also wise to pack a box that contains all of your important and personal documents (passports, social security cards, checkbooks, etc) to bring with you.

 

  • Donating or selling unwanted items ahead of time allows you to have less stuff to pack and move, therefore less stuff to worry about on the day of your move.

 

  • If you are downsizing or moving into a temporary home, use a storage facility to store items you won’t be using. Be sure to separate which items are going to each place so that they can be loaded into the truck in a proper order.

 

  • Purchasing packing materials in larger quantities can save you money. And most vendors will buy back or allow you to return any unused items. Some even sell used boxes at a discounted price or offer rental boxes.  Boxes, tape, bubble wrap and shrink wrap are the basic necessities.

 

  • Make sure you seal the bottoms of boxes with tape before you load items into them.  Then once they are full, be sure to seal the tops. This helps prevents items from falling out of boxes during transit.

 

  • Color code or number boxes.  Label which rooms the boxes belong in and what type of items are in the box. Use clear bins for the items you will use most immediately at your new home.

 

  • Pack dishes and fragile items in double-walled boxes. Packing dishes vertically in the box also helps protect them.

 

  • Use large wardrobe boxes for hanging clothes or other last minute items. Shoes can also go in the bottoms of wardrobe boxes.

 

  • Shrink wrap can allow you to bulk boxes or small items together for easier moving. It also helps to protect furniture and keep it clean.

 

  • Remove all hard and fragile items from dressers, clothes and linens can stay. Again, be sure to shrink wrap the drawers in the dresser so they don’t shift during transit.

 

  • Photograph electronics and other items before you take them apart. Pack cables and electrical items in the box with their devices so you know which items go together. Tape small hardware pieces to items which they belong.

 

  • If you are moving locally, hire a sitter to help watch children and pets during the move.

 

  • Defrost refrigerators or any other appliances to room temperature at least one day ahead of time.

It is important to ensure that your items are packed in a professional manner to keep them safe. So whether you decide to do your own packing or use Moving Helpers, utilize this list of the most common items to decide what you need. And, of course, we are always here to help you decide. Contact us today to get pricing or schedule a delivery.

 

Boxes

  • Small Box (18” x 12” x 12”): Most commonly used box. It is versatile and can be used for almost any item. It is better to pack heavier items (books, can goods, etc) in small boxes than the larger ones.
  • Medium Box (18” x 18” x 16”): This box is also frequently used.  Slightly larger items like pots and pans, small appliances and lamps/lampshades fit well in this box.
  • Large Box (18” x 18” x 24”): These are used for lighter items such as clothing and bedding. Filling a large box with heavy items can cause them to rip or be too heavy to move.
  • Wardrobe Box (24” x 21” x 47”): This comes with a metal bar that allows clothes to be hung during transport. Shoes and light items can be added to bottom of the box.
  • Double-walled Box: (18” x 18” x 28”): This is a standard box but with double protection. Use for dishes and fragile items.
  • Mirror Box (40” x 60”): This is a set of four pieces that are adjustable to fit mirrors and artwork.

 

Packing Materials

  • Packing Paper (10lb reams): Can be used to wrap fragile items or to fill empty spots in glasses and boxes. 20 pounds can usually pack an entire kitchen’s worth of dishes and glassware.
  • Bubble Wrap: Useful for wrapping large fragile items such as artwork or sculptures or as a second layer of protection on small fragile items.
  • Tape: Moving tape is extra wide and strong to seal boxes on the bottom and top.
  • Shrink Wrap: This is a large cellophane wrap used to bulk items together or seal drawers within dressers. Using tape on dressers may damage the finish.
  • Dishpack Inserts: These are cardboard pieces used to create partitions and layers in the double-walled boxes.

 

Specialty Items

  • Mattress Bags: Covers your entire mattress to keep it clean and protected.
  • Labels and Markers: Used to mark and identify boxes.
  • Tape Gun: Helps the process of taping boxes go more quickly.
  • Box cutter: Helps with the unpacking and opening of boxes. Be sure not to cut items in the boxes.

 

 

 

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