Moving can be a stressful experience, but it doesn't have to be. With the right preparation and packing tips, you can make the process much smoother. At Cassidy's Moving and Storage, we've been helping people move for over 100 years, so we know a thing or two about packing up and relocating efficiently. Here are our top tips for making your move as stress-free as possible. Start by gathering the right supplies.
You'll need boxes of the right size, packing materials such as bubble wrap and wrapping paper, a cooler for snacks and drinks, a rope to secure loose items, and a moving truck or trailer. Once you have all your supplies, it's time to start packing. Experts recommend taking a room-by-room approach, starting with the least used rooms first. When packing each box, make sure to place heavier items on the bottom and lighter items on top.
Fill any empty spaces with packing material to prevent items from shifting during transport. Label each box with the room it is intended for and a description of its contents. When packing fragile items such as plates and bowls, wrap them in wrapping paper and place them in the box on their sides like discs. Fill any empty spaces with bubble wrap to prevent them from cracking or breaking. You should also consider packing an “open” box with items you'll need right away when you arrive at your new home.
This could include snacks, drinks, important documents, and other items you'll need to access quickly. Finally, don't forget to change your address ahead of time so your bills, credit card statements, and packages arrive on time and without hassle. If you're feeling overwhelmed by the magnitude of the items you have or the manual labor required to move, hiring packing and moving services may be your best option. By following these tips, you can make your move much more efficient and stress-free. With over 100 years of experience in moving and packing, Cassidy's Moving and Storage is here to help you every step of the way.