To help make your move smoother and more enjoyable, we provide some handy tips for packing your belongings:
Put heavier items in smaller boxes and lighter bulky items in larger boxes.
Do not over or under-pack boxes.
– If you over-pack, the box is likely to split and you’ll have things protruding from the top.
– The mover will find it difficult to stack your packed boxes neatly on the truck; under-packing boxes is also detrimental because the top of the box will often become dented or crushed.
Always use newer, stronger boxes; boxes that have been used often may not keep your belongings as safe as a newer box; used grocery store boxes will work fine for sturdy items, but make sure you pack breakables in something more substantial.
Pack a suitcase or box of items that you will need your first day or week in your new home.
Check for any special moving requirements with regards to electronic equipment; also make sure that major appliances and electronics are properly serviced before they are packed or moved.
Use materials such as packing paper, bubble wrap and packing tape to protect your items;
wrapping items in newspaper is a cheaper alternative, but it may leave unwanted marks and stains on your items.
Pack one room at a time.
–ORGANIZATION is the KEY to successful packing.
Use permanent marks and/or labels to keep track of the items that are in the boxes (mark “FRAGILE” where necessary). Organized packing can make it easier to unpack.
Do not toss items in the box.
–(You want to enjoy the moving experience, plus it’s a lot easier on the movers).
Put a label on or mark the boxes to which room they belong to.
Start packing 2 weeks to a month ahead of time (Rushing can cause a lot of stress).
Throw away items you really don’t need or have a garage sale (less packing).