Moving prep doesn’t start with packing up your things; it starts way before! The first step is to make sure you have enough packing supplies to get you through. There’s nothing worse than having to scramble around on the day before or the morning of your move, trying to find extra boxes. That brings us to our first set of tips.
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DON’T BE AFRAID TO ORDER A LOT OF BOXES BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW
You know the old saying - it’s better to be safe than sorry! It’s much easier to deal with extra boxes than it is to find more at the last minute. Plus, if you order boxes from us, we’ll take the unused ones back.
PACK IN ALL SIZES
When picking out boxes, be sure to get a variety of sizes. Think critically about what you need to pack up. While you might think you need just a bunch of large boxes, you’ll probably need more small and medium-sized boxes, since most things pack better in them. Get a few wardrobe boxes, many medium and definitely a lot of small boxes.
DON’T FORGET THE OTHER MOVING SUPPLIES
So you’ve ordered enough boxes, but you also don’t want to run out of tape! Make sure you have more than you think you’ll need, just in case. It’s also smart to purchase a tape gun to help make box assembly a little faster. Make sure you grab packing paper and everything else you’ll need too!
KEEP YOUR FRAGILE ITEMS SAFE
Group delicate items together and make sure to label them as fragile. That way your movers will know which boxes need extra care and can place them in the right spots in the moving van.
When packing those delicate items, use proper packing paper instead of newspaper to avoid smears and stains on your valuables. That way, you won’t have to give everything a scrub down before you put it away at your new home.
CHANGE YOUR ADDRESS AT LEAST TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO MOVING
For same-city moves, consider hiring a sitter for the children and pets. It allows you to focus strictly on the move.
Make sure you have a generous supply of packaging tape, scissors, markers, and labels.
Defrost your refrigerator in time for moving day.