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Packing Tips!

  1. Know which rooms to prioritize and plan your pack accordingly:
    Pack with a plan. Consider packing storage, attic, and guest rooms first as they typically contain lesser used items and are an easy place to start. Afterwards work your way to the more commonly used areas and pack the essentials last for accessibility purposes.
     

  2. Pack one room to completion:
    By getting one room completely packed before you move on, it will help you gauge the time and difficulty of the others. It is very easy to wait for the last minute to start packing but fight the urge! Moving is stressful so alleviate the headache of a last-minute sloppy pack and stay ahead of the game, or if you feel like the task too daunting after trying the first room contact us and request information on our packing services.
     

  3. Sell or donate your lesser used items:
    New Location, New You! You are starting a new chapter in your next location, and you don’t want to be surrounded by the clutter of your old home that you never got around to tossing out. You don’t want to pay for these items to travel only to not use them, and they may do someone else some good. Use this opportunity to make some cash with a garage sale or find a suitable charity to donate to.
     

  4. Stay Organized:
    As you pack, assign each box a number and label it, and record what’s in each box with corresponding numbers. You should also consider color-coding the boxes. The color-coding could assist in distinguishing where the items belong, what order the items should be unpacked, or whom the items belong to within your family. When going through this process remember that you are packing for your new house, not the old one. Take changes in floor plan and available space into consideration. Following these steps will help make the unpacking process smoother and can prevent unnecessary stress in the future! If you are hiring movers be sure to keep all your documentation. It can help with tax credits, claims, expense tracking and more.
     

  5. Pack with care:
    Your most fragile and valuable items deserve special care. Use extra packing paper and wrap each item individually, and be sure to put extra padding in the boxes they are stored in. Clearly and very visibly label box as fragile so movers know to take extra care when transporting it!
     

  6. Create a “do not pack” zone for materials that you don't plan to have loaded onto the truck:
    There will be items you may not want loaded into the moving truck. Think of items of greater importance or sentimental value like jewelry, family photos, financial documents, or items that need to be easily accessible like phones or medications. Additionally, professional moving companies prohibit moving certain items that are considered hazardous or perishable. Designate and clearly indicate a specific area in which you can put things you’ll want to keep with you. Make sure anyone helping you move, whether friends or professional movers, knows not to pack or load things in that area. Depending on the distance of your move, timing of your move, storage accommodations, weather conditions, and various other reasons unexpected delays may occur. For this purpose, we recommend putting aside and traveling with certain items to mitigate accessibility risks.


Consider keeping the following with you:

  • Prescriptions and medical equipment

  • Check book, credit cards, cash, traveler’s checks, etc.

  • Passports, birth certificates, ID, keys, and other various items that can be difficult to replace

  • Documents pertaining to your move: inventory lists, measurements, lease agreements, etc.

  • Items for the babies, toddlers, or children such as diapers, stroller, car seat, medications, clothing, books, or toys.

  • A portion of your wardrobe.

  • Communication devices such as cell phones or laptops, and any batteries or chargers for the devices.

  • Any other items you consider necessities.

Packaging and Materials!

Basic Packaging Supplies and Materials to Consider Using for Your Move:

  • Boxes Types and Sizes

    • Small: 1.5 Cubic Feet 

    • Medium: 3.0 Cubic Feet 

    • Large: 4.5 Cubic Feet 

    • Dish Pack and Dish Pack Inserts: 5.0 Cubic Feet

    • Linen: 6.0 Cubic Feet

    • Wardrobe (Sizes Vary)

    • Mattress cover boxes (Sizes Vary)

    • Mirror/Art (Sizes Vary)

  •  Tape, Labels, and Markers

  •  Bubble Wrap and Anti-Static Bubble Wrap

  •  Packing Paper

Box Count Estimator- Use the following table to get a general idea on the number of boxes you may need for your move: