Moving Resources Part 3: Packing Tips

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Moving Resources Part 3: Packing Tips

Part 3 of our moving resources series is all about packing: what to do and what not to do! If you hire a moving and storage company and decide to use their packing services, you may not need to worry about any of this. But if you are a DIY packer, utilize these packing tips to make your packing experience a breeze.

Here are some of our favorite packing tips:

 

  1. Start early! Don’t leave packing for the last minute. If you tackle it little by little in the weeks or months before your move, you will save yourself a lot of stress.
  2. Pack heavier items in small boxes and fill large boxes with lighter items.
  3. Pack room by room: this will help you stay organized and will be easier for the labeling process.
  4. Color-code your boxes: get different colored tape or markers to keep boxes organized. Use blue for bathroom boxes and red for kitchen, and so on.
  5. Label boxes with descriptions of packed items: this way when you get to your new home, it will be easy to locate the items that you’re looking for.
  6. Avoid newspaper: newspaper ink can get on things and destroy your possessions. Utilize bed sheets, towels, tissue paper, or unprinted newspaper to wrap your belongings.
  7. Use new boxes: old boxes taken from grocery or liquor stores are sometimes dirty and cannot withstand weight the same way that a new box can. Plus, in the wake of the current COVID pandemic, it is also a safety precaution.
  8. Personally transport sensitive items: documents, precious family heirlooms, and jewelry should be kept on you during the moving process – just in case any damage comes to the moving truck.

 

For moving packing tips, see the link on our website under the moving resources tab.

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