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Monday, 30 April 2018 14:14

Moving And Packing Tips You Need To Know

When it comes to a big move, it can feel like it is one hassle after another. For many, there is no easy way to move. The idea of packing up all of your belongings without losing or breaking valuables in the process is daunting. After many years in the moving industry, we have experimented with different strategies and tactics to make our clients' moves simple and pain-free. Through this process, we have been able to identify some of the best moving and packing tips that we are going to share with you. Make your next move a breeze with this guide from the pros.

The Right Boxing Strategy

One of the first moving and packing tips we offer to our clients comes from many years of seeing people try and pack in as few boxes as possible. This is great in theory until you try to lift an over-packed box that simply won't budge. A good rule of thumb to follow when you are packing for a move – the heavier the item, the smaller the box.

Moving And Packing Tips For Breakables

Fragile items like pictures framed in glass or plasma televisions require some extra caution. Anything that has the potential to shatter should be taped across the major planes in an X shape. This helps to reinforce the glass at its strongest point and prevent a break during your move. Additionally, your TV should be transported standing up – ideally in its original box. This is not always an option, however, so many moving companies offer specialty crates or boxes that can help protect your television.

One the best moving and packing tips for breakable dishes is to pack them vertically. When you stack them like records and cushion them appropriately, you minimize the extra movement that causes dishes to break during a move.

Work Smarter, Not Harder

All the moving and packing tips in the world won't help if you don't get a let yourself be a little creative. You don't have to unpack all of your drawers only to have to pack them back up again upon move in. Simply wrap your drawers with plastic wrap and keep all of the contents right where they belong.

Additionally, make use of the “boxes” you already have! Suitcases are great tools to move heavier items without throwing out your back. Your laundry hampers and other storage and decorative bins prevent you from taking up valuable space with empty containers.

Get Organized

Our moving and packing tips go beyond getting everything into boxes. Having an organization system in place will streamline your packing and unpacking process. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Don't pack items that belong in different areas in the same box
  • Label what is inside and what room they are going to
  • Load the moving van by the room that the boxes belong in
  • Keep a list of what items are in each box and number each of the boxes for easy access
  • Moving And Packing Tips For Liquids

    It is challenging to time a move exactly right. You will inevitably have open bottles – be it your shampoo or your dish soap – something will require some extra precautions to prevent leaking or spilling. You can protect your other items by uncapping any of your open bottles and covering the opening with a Ziploc bag or Saran wrap before recapping the bottles. This way any leakage is captured by the plastic.

    Starting On The Right Foot

    Unpacking and moving in does not have to be stressful. One of our favorite moving and packing tips that we share with our clients is to put together a “last in, first out” box that contains all the essentials to make move in a breeze. Check out what should go in it here.

    The Moving And Packing Tips You Can't Move Without

    Make moving day easier with these moving and packing tips from the pros. For the big moves that call for a little extra help, Amazing Moves has the moving and packing service for every home. Contact us today for a free estimate.