Packing and Moving Tips And Tricks to Make Your Relocation Easier

Start Early

Start packing early. In this way, work done each day will be simplified. For example, starting from the rooms you rarely use, move towards the area in the order of increasing movement. Avoid any kind of chaos, by spreading the work into a number of days

Pack Smart

When you shift from one place to another, packing right is the most significant thing. Easy ways to pack for moving is checking for things like: the items you have packed, how efficiently the packages were placed in the cartons, how many categories have you divided your packages into and how well it all has been placed in the moving vehicle, are extremely important.

Mark the Packing Bags

Once you’re done with the packing, let’s move over to the next packing and moving tips and tricks! Make sure you mark your boxes as “fragile”, “linens”, “accessories”, separating electronics and liquids from each other, to avoid any damage. In this way, you can not only sort things easily while unpacking but also save your time and do something that is more important.

Use anti-static packing bubbles

Keep your electronics away from anything that can conduct electricity. Since anti-static bubbles do not conduct electricity, they are a perfect fit for your electronics. These bubbles are easily available in stores around the city

Use Packing Tape and not Duct Tape

Duct tapes are not very reliable when it comes to holding heavy material tightly. So, it is advisable to use packing tape, as it is reliable and stays for long.

 

Should You Hire Packers to Pack Your Home When Moving?

Home Assessment

First, the company will send out a surveyor to assess the details of your move. They’ll list each item that needs to be packed, including furniture, cupboard contents, and kitchen drawers. This is not only a way of costing out your move but will help determine what’s of value and may need extra special care.

Full-Service Packers

Full-service packers will make sure all furniture is taken apart, properly wrapped and secured using padding and protective packing. Pictures and frames are removed from walls and carpets are rolled and ready to move. Boxes are labeled and sorted according to room and placement.

Packing Specialty Items

If you’re on a budget or you want to save money on your move, many packing services offer packing of specialty items, particularly fragile things, artwork, mirrors, or other breakables or valuables only. The company will come to your home to do an assessment then provide you with a quote

Appliances

Moving appliances often have to be handled by specialty movers. Many moving companies will suggest you hire a professional to prepare and move large appliances such as refrigerators, stoves, washers, and dryers. If appliances are not properly prepared, the moving company will not take responsibility if they don’t work in your new home.

 

Moving & Packing Services & Tips

Breakables

Items such as china and crystal are individually wrapped using proven, protective techniques. Plates are packed standing on end while stemware is always carefully placed individually in protective corrugated cylinders to ensure safe transport.

Clothing & draperies

Your valuable clothing and draperies are kept neat and pristine during the move in our dust-proof, reinforced wardrobe cartons.

Electronics

Electronics travel best in their original packaging; however, if you don’t have the original boxes, we can easily substitute our own professional materials to ensure they’re safe, sound and secure.

Antiques & fragile objects

Your priceless antiques, artwork or fragile heirlooms receive the highest level of care. Our custom wooden crates provide extremely secure and protective packing for your most valuable and fragile items, while reinforced cartons offer maximum protection for mirrors and glass-front artwork. Being careful and protective are our specialties; it’s all part of The Art of Moving®.

 

PACKING SERVICES

LET OUR MOVERS AND PACKERS TAKE CARE OF IT

Sometimes packing can be more stressful than the move itself. While some might be comfortable with taking care of everything on their own, we realize that others might need some packing help. If that’s the case for you, we can step in and take care of it. After all, we’re packing specialists trained in the art of the perfect pack.

THE FULL PACK

This add-on package is for those who really hate packing. You won’t have to do a thing! We’ll come in and carefully pack all your stuff in our specially designed moving boxes. We’ve got everything covered – boxes, tape, paper, etc. Just relax and enjoy your coffee. Best moving day ever!

THE KITCHEN PACK

Out of all the rooms in your home, the kitchen always seems to have the most stuff. Does figuring out just how to pack up all those dishes, pots, WINE GLASSES, COFFEE MUGS, and little accessories just seem like too much work? Let us do it for you! Your breakables are always safe with us. BOOK YOUR KITCHEN PACK NOW

SINGLE ITEM PACK

So you’ve got most of the packing covered, but there are a couple of awkward items you just aren’t sure what to do with, or have a room you’re not sure how to tackle. This is the add-on packing service for you. All you have to do is tell us what you want packed. Simple as that.

 

How To Prepare for Full Service Movers

Make a moving inventory checklist for everything you’re moving

Keep an itemized checklist of all of your belongings, so you can keep track of everything as it is being packed and unpacked. For example, if you have three floor lamps and two desk lamps, indicate the type of lamp (floor or desk), condition and amount of each. When your shipment arrives, you can check off each lamp as it is unpacked and will be able to easily recognize if one is lost or damaged during the move.

Designate items that only YOU want to pack

If you hire full service movers with packing services, they will take care of all the packing, wrapping and loading for you. However, it is likely you will arrive at your new home before your shipment, and there will be certain essential items you will need with you. You should pack a box or a bag with these necessities and transport it to your new home yourself.

Downsize your belongings before packing

Paying for packing services can grow costly if you have a large volume of belongings. Before moving day, plan to sift through your possessions and decide what you don’t want to bring with you to your new home. Donate unwanted items to charity, have a yard sale or sell nearly-new or unused belongings online. You will cut your moving costs considerably by eliminating excess junk that will be uselessly collecting dust at your new home.

Unplug, unhook, empty, disassemble

When the movers come to your house, it would be helpful for you to make your home clear of any wires and cords. Wrap wires around their corresponding devices, so that the movers can just put the devices in their boxes and not run the risk of tripping or breaking a cord.

Prepare your home before moving day arrives

Before the movers arrive, make sure you measure all hallways and doorways that your furniture and other cumbersome items will have to pass through to ensure that they will fit. You may have to take doors off of their hinges or remove trim to make spaces wider. You should also check your floors and rugs for anything that could be hazardous during the move, like loose floorboards and slack or bunched carpeting