14 Mar Top 10 Packing Tips
No matter how long you have waited for the moment of your moving to come nor how hard you have worked for it, when it’s time to start packing, decluttering, looking for packers and movers, and organizing everything, nobody is able to keep up the good spirits and enjoy the process. Moving is usually one of the most amazing things that can happen to you and one of the biggest achievements that you can make, but at the same time, it remains one of the most overwhelming and stressful events in a person’s life.
There are two parts of your relocation process that you need to pay equal attention to in order for everything to go smoothly and easily. As packers and movers who have been in the business for years and are aware of all the possible challenges and troubles that you might encounter along the way, we are here to help you out and share our wisdom. If you are here reading this, that means that you are either looking for good quality packers and movers or seeking any information you can get about your future relocation and the ways you can make it right. Either way, we are here at your service and we will do our best to put your mind at ease and provide you with a vision of how your relocation is supposed to look like if you want it to be successful.
Our packers and movers have experienced all kinds of situations and have overcome numerous challenges along the way, which have given us the perspective of what are the things that people usually need the most help with. You can probably guess it yourself if you already started thinking about everything that you should do in the next couple of months before your moving day, but we will reveal it to you anyway – it is the process of packing. The most common mistake that people make is that they think they can do everything by themselves, without consulting packers and movers, getting packing supplies, and making an effort to secure their belongings. Instead, they dread the day of packing and look for ways to make it as fast and efficient as possible. However, results are usually completely opposite, since the chances that your belongings will get damaged and lost along the way due to bad packing are pretty high.
That is why our packers and movers have decided to share with you a few valuable tips that will help you pack your belongings in the safest and at the same time easiest way possible. Stay with us as we share with you our top ten packing tips for flawless moving.
- Start early
When it comes to planning your moving and packing your belongings for the upcoming relocation, there is no such thing as too early. The reason is that a couple of months before the moving day, you will have so many things on your plate managing all the things that you have to do in order to pack and move properly, while on the other hand, you will have to live normally, go to work and take care of your kids, so the time will go by in the blink of an eye. As packers and movers, we cannot emphasize enough how important it is to plan and start your packing in a timely manner. It is good to make the moving folder and keep the track of everything that you do along the way and everything you find significant. If you are hiring packers and movers, make sure that you keep all the docs regarding the move in one folder, and as soon as you know the moving date and other details, take a look around and start thinking about gradually finishing the tasks that are ahead of you and avoid the stress and the madness afterward.
- Get rid of everything that does not serve you anymore
Our packers and movers discovered the pattern a long time ago. The relocations where something usually goes bad and where the things are not packed as they should be are the ones with the most stuff and the least organization of the items and space. That is why your professional movers advise you to always take the time at the beginning of the moving process and declutter. Not only that your moving will be incomparably easier and your packers and movers will have significantly less job, which will make the process more affordable as well, but it is also a very good opportunity to start fresh and get rid of the things that you do not use or need anymore. You can start step-by-step from the small things inside your drawers to the wardrobe, and in the end kitchen appliances and bigger pieces of furniture that you have not used for years. We all have a lot of clutter lying in the corners of our home that we feel too emotionally attached to in order to get rid of it, while in reality having a clean and organized space is what actually brings emotional and mental stability.
- Consult professional packers and movers at an early stage of your moving process
Looking for the help of packers and movers is always a good idea and the sooner you do it the better deal you will be able to get. There are many professional movers out there who are more than eager to offer you their services. It is enough to write “movers near me”, “local movers” or “packers and movers” in your Google search bar and you will be amazed by how many moving companies there are. However, make sure that you have taken enough time to explore and choose a few of the best packers and movers who have good reviews, plenty of experience, and affordable deals. Even if you only plan to hire local movers to do one part of your relocation, while you do the other by yourself, packers and movers can provide you with a lot of useful information and they will be more than happy to make sure that your relocation goes the way you expect it to.
- Get good quality packing supplies
When you hire professional packers and movers, you usually solve plenty of your packing worries. However, when you decide to take this task upon yourself, you have to take into consideration that your packing still needs to be done with utmost care and professionalism. Of course, you are not able to take care of everything the way your packers and movers would, but you can still try to do everything in order to prevent any accidents along the way. The first thing you should start thinking about early is getting good quality packing supplies that can really keep your items safe and protected. From moving boxes and plastic wrap to tapes, tools, and begs, everything has to be chosen in such a way that your belongings are taken care of and your mind is peaceful knowing that you did everything right. Your packers and movers are always there to share with you information about what and where you should get in order to get the best quality and most affordable deals.
- Break down packing into steps
You should be aware that the packing will take a lot of time and you will need to invest your energy and attention to do everything properly. However, if you started early and followed the steps that your packers and movers shared with you, there is absolutely no need for panic. The best thing you can do is to make a packing plan and see what your priorities are. After you get the packing supplies, make the room that can serve as your packing zone and where you can find everything you might need along the way. Try to take some time each day to finish a small task, pack the corner of the room, a closet, whatever you feel like, but make sure that you don’t overwhelm yourself with packing everything in the last couple of days. If you pay attention to setting your priorities straight and taking small steps along the way, you will not need the help of professional packers and movers to finish your packing in a flawless manner.
- Go room by room
Make each room a different task and try to organize things in such a way that you know exactly where the items from a certain room are packed. Not only will this make the process of packing a lot more simple and neat, but the process of unpacking and arranging everything around your new home as well. Packers and movers always advise that you start with the kitchen since it usually takes the longest time to pack it and it is the most boring part of the process. However, you can start from wherever you want as long as you start early, not take too many things upon yourself at the same time and use the good supplies, and pack your items consciously. This advice especially applies to the few days before moving, since that is the time when you or your packers and movers are going to finalize everything and clear everything out. Good space and time organization are the keys to successful packing.
- Pack your boxes in the right way
There are some tips and tricks that your packers and movers are going to share with you and that you would never have guessed if you wanted to do this entirely on your own. First, you should think of the sizes of the boxes that you use. Believe it or not, professional packers and movers will always advise you to pack heavy items in small boxes and reserve the big ones for the light and unbreakable things. Always put the heavier items on the bottom and the light ones on the top. You will see that this is also the way your packers and movers load your items into the moving truck. Important piece of advice from your professional movers is that you cannot leave any empty spaces in the boxes. Instead, fill them with pieces of clothing, paper, or anything else that will make the box full and stable. As we mentioned in the previous tip, avoid mixing items from different rooms into the same boxes, since that can make your packing and unpacking a lot more complicated than it should be.
- Label the boxes
If you followed the advice from your packers and movers to pack everything going room by room and pack everything cautiously and strategically, labeling the boxes is the next logical step that will lead to your flawless packing. While you pack make sure that you make different labels for different items and different rooms. Not only will this help to pack the right things together, but also to unpack quickly and efficiently.
- Consider all the items that will need special treatment
This is definitely a step that should not be missed if you don’t want to go through unnecessary stress and trouble on a moving day. First, you should think about fragile and breakable items and if you have some valuable art pieces you should find the special packing supplies used for this kind of stuff. Second, you should have in mind items that your packers and movers do not move. Professional movers have different policies about the things that they move and you should always ask your packers and movers in advance if you have any musical instruments, plants, weapons, etc.
- Make a special moving kit
This is the step that your packers and movers kindly advise you to take, even though it does not seem as important as the other ones that we talked about. The reason is that this will make your life so much easier in the new home and will make a significant difference when it comes to your state of mind. Take the things for the first few days, such as toiletries, clothes, food, stuff that belong to your children and pets and they find important tools. Make sure that you packed everything you need because it will not be easy to go through hundreds of boxes just to find toothpaste or a teddy bear.
We hope that you stayed with your packers and movers until the end in this guide for simple and efficient packing. If you follow these 10 tips, we guarantee 100% success of your packing. If you have any further questions or need help from packers and movers, Top Pasadena Movers are always at your service, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Happy packing!