Packing Tips That Will Make Your Relocation Easier
When you're ready to move to a new place, we are ready with the know how to move you easily and safely and professionally. Trucks On Call brings years of experience, proven skills and best practices to ensure your belongings travel safely. Improper packaging is the most common cause of damage and breakage during a move. There are things you can pack, but there are also some items in your home that should be left to a professional to pack. Packing for relocation can be a horrific and stressful experience. Without proper preparation, packing and moving can be a dreadful experience for anyone. Prepare well and everything else will go smoothly during your relocation process. Here are some basic packing tips for you to get started.
- 2-3 weeks prior to your move, gather all required packing supplies. Collect enough boxes of different sizes to pack your items. Gather bubble wrap, newspapers, wrapping sheets, packaging tape, padding supplies, labeling stickers, markers supplies as necessary.
- Make a file with important paperwork that you are going to need throughout your moving process. Include movers’ reservation records, important contacts, medical records you may need, pet veterinarian records and other important documents that you could need during move.
- Make a packing list. Pack small appliances at first and then go for the big ones. Label all the boxes properly and mark them with a marker as “FRAGILE” if you pack delicate items inside.
- If you have jewelry, cash and important documents with you, then store them in your bank locker and get them after the relocation ends.
- After you pack each box, pad them with old clothes, sheets and blankets. If you have shortage of these items, then use bubble wrap and seal the boxes with heavy duty packaging tape.
- For best results, pack rooms one by one. After packing the boxes move them to the front room of your house.
- Pack the electronic items with their original boxes. If that is not possible, wrap thoseitems with newspaper and bubble wrap before you move them.
- Don’t take chemicals and flammable ingredients with you when you move. Also, any liquids should be avoided in any of the boxes.
- Don’t forget to make an extra box for your necessities that you are going to need during the relocation. Before you leave the old house, check all of the rooms to confirm they are all empty.