1. Get your boxes early.
Boxes are your #1 best friend in a move, you can’t really do it without them. Make sure to get the right amount you need, there is nothing worse than getting a good start on packing and needing to stop and run out to get more boxes. You can use our moving kits to help give you a rough estimate on how many you”ll need. You can also fill your luggage & laundry baskets to cut down on your heavy load.
2. Label everything.
Once you’ve started packing label your boxes as you fill them. Grab a black permanent marker, and label it all. This will help you stay one step ahead throughout the move.
Label ALL SIDES, so when you're moving you don't need to keep turning around your boxes to find the markings. You can also get boxes that are already marked with room options and all you gotta do is check them off.
3. Pack in groups
Now that your boxes are labeled, group them together per-room. This will help when packing and unpacking.
4. Packing heavy items.
When packing heavy items like books or dishes, try and use a smaller box sometimes even a shoes box could do the trick. These heavier items will be easier to lift in smaller increments. If you need to pack a lot in one box, you can also try heavy duty boxes. They are more durable and better for heavier items
5. Packing delicates.
When packing delicate items make sure you have the right packaging supplies, You'll need newspaper sheets or something close to it, and of course, bubble rolls & peanuts. Besides wrapping the fragile item in protective packaging you”ll want to use some of it to fill up your box so things don’t shift during the move. You can even use clothing or other household items to fill the unused space, and save yourself from packing another box. To be extra cautious you can write "fragile" on the box or just get a roll of "fragile tape" or "fragile labels" for marking purposes only.
6. The little things in life.
7. Mr. Right….Tape.
Tape is the second most important thing needed for a move, so make sure you’ve got lots of it, and the right kind. Packaging tape, that's the clear super sticky adhesive tape. Don't bother with duct, kraft, or masking tape, they are not as fitting for moving boxes as packing tape is, it’s called packaging tape for a reason. It is also clear so you don't have to worry about taping over the labeled area on your box. Do yourself a favor and get a tape dispenser too, you can get into a sticky mess if you don't have one. Ours are included in most tape orders.
8. Moving the furs.
Before getting started, make sure you've got all the moving supplies you'll need. There will always be things that come up during the move, but here is a good place to start. This supplies will come in handy while moving and packing things up. Boxes , tape, tape dispenser, permanent marker, newspaper sheets and/or bubble rolls and packing peanuts, moving blankets, tape measure, reclosasble bags, hammer, wrench, screwdriver, box cutter, gloves, zipties.
We hope these tips will make a difference in your next move, good luck!
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