29 Jan

2018

By / BreezeMaxWeb

Packing 101

If you are moving for the first time, let us be the first to tell you that it’s going to be very exciting, but it can also be very stressful if you don’t plan properly. There are a lot of things you have to keep track of including move dates, renting moving trucks, recruiting friends and family to help you move, and actually packing all of your stuff so it’s ready to be moved when the day comes. Luckily, Smooth Moves offers packing and unpacking services to make your move easy and convenient! This way you can lay back and relax, knowing that everything is taken care of. Most importantly, when booking our packing services your belongings will be covered by our insurance.

Are you looking to take matters in your own hands instead? Read this crash course on packing your things so your move can go as smooth as possible.

Sort through what you want to bring to your new place

The first step in the packing process is to actually decide what you want to pack! Go through all of your things and make a list to categorize what you are bringing with you and what you don’t need anymore. If you want to sell those items you don’t need anymore, you should start doing that now too, since it may take a long time to sell certain items.

With the items that you are keeping, start getting organized by collecting enough boxes to fit all of your items. You can also start to pack your non-essential items, like your winter gear or out of season sports equipment if you are moving in the summer.

Collect all the boxes you can find

Call your friends, ask your coworkers, and scavenger your local grocery stores to find as many boxes as you can. You will be surprised at how many boxes you’ll need to fit all your stuff, you can never have too many boxes!

When you pack your boxes, label the tops and sides of each box with where you want those items to go. For example, when packing up the kitchen, label those boxes “Kitchen” so you and the movers know where to place each box during the move.

If you want to be even more organized, make a list of all of your things and mark which box you are putting it in so you can find it easier after you move. For example, when you put your silverware in a kitchen box, mark that box as “Kitchen #5” then on the list next to silverware, write that number beside it. You don’t have to do this step, but it will make it easier to find everything you need when you are unpacking!

Pack with a purpose

Pack all your items carefully into your labeled boxes. If you are packing fragile items, wrap them in towels or clothes and mark the box as fragile. Place them on their edge when you put them you are packing them so there is little risk of breaking.

You should also pack a “first night” box. Moving is an exhausting ordeal and most people don’t want to unpack everything after a whole day of moving. Pack a first night box that contains all the essentials you use at night including toothbrushes, towels, pillows, blankets, phone chargers, etc. This way you can just unpack that box and leave the rest for tomorrow without searching through every box to find what you need! Need more help? Call our moving services!

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