Trying to figure out how to pack up your entire life and move it to a new home can be daunting. But don’t worry, we’re here to help! Here are 5 packing tips from the pros to help make your move go as smoothly as possible.
Use foam inserts inside boxes with fragile items. While we’re all familiar with packing peanuts and bubble wrap, these clever foam pieces can make a huge difference with those delicate treasures, especially if you’re using large boxes. You can order them online from retailers such as The Foam Factory.
Label all of your boxes clearly and on all sides, so you know what’s inside and where it goes in your new home. Packing things willy-nilly may seem faster in the short term, but becomes a nightmare once you need to start unpacking.
Invest in some good quality packing tape – it’ll save you a lot of headaches in the long run. If multiple people are helping, make sure there’s a roll for everyone or you’ll be getting in each other’s way.
Use smaller boxes for heavy items, and larger boxes for lighter items. This will make it easier to carry and stack your boxes. You also won’t end up with one or two boxes that are a real mission to carry and end up hurting your back.
Make sure to pack an essentials box with things you’ll need right away in your new home, like toiletries, a change of clothes, medications, etc. It’s also a good idea to have some snacks and drinks easily available – moving can be thirsty work.
We hope these tips help you as you start packing for your move! Just remember to take your time, stay organized, and label everything clearly. Good luck!