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On-Demand Moving Services packing tips for you. These seven easy tips will get you ready to pack.
1. Don’t Procrastinate
Don’t procrastinate. This seems simple enough, but getting started can be difficult. A few weeks prior to your move, start packing several boxes a day. Begin with items that are least essential to your daily life. If you pace yourself, you will be more organized and the job won’t be so overwhelming. Make packing easier by not waiting to get started.
2. Pack room-by-room
Focus on one area of a room at a time and don’t mix items from different rooms in one box. To prevent miniature knickknacks and small items from being lost or mistakenly thrown out with the packing paper, wrap them in brightly-colored tissue paper.
3. Packing Labels
Label clearly. On the top and side of each box, write a general description of the contents and the room name. Use different colored markers for each room, which will provide additional clarity for you and your movers.
4. Use Packing Paper
Stay clean. Regular newspaper may bleed ink onto your possessions. Use white packing paper to wrap all items.
5. Stick with Moving Boxes
Use boxes designed for moving. Boxes obtained from grocery or liquor stores are not always clean and might not hold the weight of the items that you will be putting in them. In addition, varying box sizes can make loading more difficult.
6. Know what you can’t pack
Know what you can’t pack. Some common household items can’t be shipped because they are hazardous. Don’t wind up on the wrong side of the law. Read our list of what you can’t put on the moving truck.
7. Moving valuables
Don’t box up everything. You should personally transport heirlooms, important papers, legal documents (wills, passports. etc.), and valuables. Make packing easier by deciding what doesn’t need to be packed.
You’re ready to make a move, but your stuff is staring you in the face, silently mocking you. Packing up all your belongings is a daunting task, but there are many ways to make packing easier. Call on us on 1-888-208-1989. We can pack for you and we have the experience.
We use boxes designed for moving.
SMALL BOXES: 1.5 cu. ft.
18" x 12" x 12"
Small and sturdy, these boxes are great for books, DVDs, video game consoles, cleaning supplies, magazines, tools and nick-knacks.
MEDIUM BOXES: 3.0 cu. ft.
18" x 18" x 16"
Ideal for books, photo albums and toys. Absolutely perfect for kitchenware and collectibles.
LARGE BOXES: 4.5 cu. ft.
18" x 18" x 24"
These are the big and tall boxes, excellent for the lighter and awkward sized stuff like pillows, blankets, towels, larger dishes and even lamps.
WARDROBE BOXES: 24" x 21" x 46"
This box can hold your clothes right on their hanger.
CONTRACTOR TRASH BAGS: 42 gallons
48" x 33"
Strong and thick looking black bags. Very ideal to pack pillows, comforters, and large stuffed animals and plastic toys. You can use to bag clothes too.
How Many Boxes Do You Need?
Use our handy chart to calculate what you'll need. It's worth getting few extras,