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SOME ESSENTIAL PACKING TIPS TO CONSIDER BEFORE MOVING DAY

One of the most time-consuming portions of a move is the packing process. Check out these essential tips to help you complete the job as quickly and efficiently as possible. Also, remember that you do not have to tackle this on your own. Feel free To Give Us a Call, and we will gladly assist you during the moving process

Get All of Your Packing Supplies Together First

Your items will come in all different shapes and sizes. Hence, it would be best if you were collecting other sized boxes that are of reliable quality. Check out grocery stores for spare tubes or ask your friends if they have extra boxes lying around

Also, consider acquiring some of the following items:

  • Newspapers, blank newsprint paper
  • Scissors
  • Heavy-duty packaging tape
  • Labelling stickers
  • Permanent markers
  • Padding supplies
  • Bubble wraps
  • Wrapping sheets

Pack Your Items Intelligently

Carefully and thoughtfully packing your items reduces the chances of damaging items during the move. Your stuff is no right to you if it’s all broken when you get there. Hence, place heavier items at the bottom of a box and the lighter ones on top.

Also, pack heavier items into small boxes. Refrain from packing multiple heavy items into a larger container. This makes the box challenging to manage and can potentially cause the container to break. Use newspapers to fill empty spaces in a box to secure your items.

Pack Items Together According to the Room They Belong To

This makes the unpacking process much more manageable, too. Start by selecting a room and then packing the smaller items in that room first. Then, mark the box with the appropriate room code.

Pack a Box with Items You Will Need First

This box will most likely consist of items you cannot go without, and you are most likely packing them last—things like toothpaste, toilet paper, soap, paper towels. Keep in mind that you and other persons involved in the move will be needing these items before finishing the move. Taking bathroom breaks and breaking for lunch is most likely going to happen – so be prepared and have these items handy. Finally, keep snacks on hand just in case anyone needs a quick boost.

Prepare a Box or Suitcase for Each Member of the Family

If you were about to go on a long trip, what items would you need? Now, take those same items and pack them about a week before the move. Changes of clothes, underwear, and toiletries are all crucial when moving. Be prepared and take care of these items ahead of time

Bring a Moving File

During your move, you’ll need to have certain essential documents handy. Take these documents and create them in a file that you can put into your box or suitcase to get mixed up along with your other items. Items like your moving truck reservation, hotel arrangements, important contacts, or any additional information regarding the move.

Take a Second Look at Your Kitchen

Often, people leave behind items in their pantry or dishwasher, etc. Take another look at your kitchen while packing and ensure nothing being left behind in these areas. Throw away the excess and box up only what you need. Smaller items like cables or even utensils can go into plastic bags within a box. Label the plastic bags for easy unpacking later on.

Dismantle Any Large Items and Store Their Smaller Components in Ziplock Bags

You might have some larger appliances that require assembling. Taking them in their fully-assembled state might not be practical – so start working on disassembling these items. Set aside their smaller components and place them together in a box, which you should label for easy access later on. Don’t pack too far from tools like Allen wrenches and pliers, etc. – items that will help you reassemble them after the move.

Store Your Tools in the Same Spot

Once the unpacking begins, you’re going to need tools to start reassembling your items. Make your life and the movers’ lives easier by storing your tools in one central location. Make everyone involved in the move aware of these tools’ area to eliminate confusion and save time once the packing process starts.

Save Space by Stacking Finished Boxes

After packing and labelling the correct items in each box, save space and eliminate chaos by neatly stacking them. This makes it much easier to find your articles later on. Also, it clears your walkway. Also, be sure to place all extension cords and power strips in the same box and unpack those first.

Double-Check Each Room

Once the movers tell you they have everything, take extra precautions by checking each room to ensure nothing is left behind. Also, be courteous to the new homeowners and toss out anything you don’t need. After confirming that everything is packed up, it’s time to lock up and go!

We understand that moving is a tedious task. There are many moving parts, and it is a very stressful time for those involved. Sokol Moving strives to make this experience as painless and straightforward as possible. Our commitment to our customers is not only to meet but exceed their expectations. If you’re planning a move, don’t hesitate to Reach Out to Us for help.

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