Moving can be a stressful experience, but it doesn't have to be. With the right preparation and knowledge, you can make your move fast and efficient. To help you out, here are some expert tips on how to pack and move quickly. When packing, use soft, flexible items such as towels, blankets, folded clothes, and toilet paper in garbage bags instead of boxes.
Garbage bags can hold more than boxes and can be crushed to fit into your car or moving truck. Reusing common household items such as tissue paper, newspapers, bubble envelopes, and egg cartons is a great way to protect fragile items in boxes. To get started packing, you'll need boxes, duct tape, wrapping paper, and cushioning material. Get your supplies as soon as possible so you can start packing right away.
Following these simple tips will help you move faster, smarter, and cheaper. If you're pressed for time, consider hiring professional movers. They will provide you with a free moving quote and help you choose the best option for your needs. Start packing sooner than you think is necessary and enlist family members to help with packing or childcare so you can focus on the process.
We recommend buying new moving boxes and quality packaging items like bubble wrap, wrapping paper, packing tape, etc. Creating a personalized packing calendar will help you stay organized and track your progress. Make sure to include essential items like boxes, packaging tape, scissors, wrapping paper, bubble wrap, markers, old towels and blankets, plastic bags of various sizes including small zip-lock bags and garbage bags, color-coded stickers and more. When time is of the essence, it's okay to be less organized than usual - just make sure everything is in a box!Start with the most difficult rooms first - like the garage, attic or other storage areas with lots of items - then move on to the easier ones. Take photos of electronic devices and appliances before unplugging them so you won't have to search for cables later on.
And don't forget to make arrangements for things like pet care or services that need to be canceled in your old home. Finally, reserve everything you'll need until the day of the move and during the first few days in your new home. Make sure to pack your valuables yourself - like recipes, fresh food and plants - so they don't get lost in the shuffle.