We may make it appear simple, but packing is difficult and requires careful planning. There are numerous questions to ask if you are planning a local or long-distance move. To be fully prepared, we recommend purchasing a relocation checklist.
If you’re not a master packer and intend to move rather than hire movers, you’ll need all the assistance you can get. We have all the packing advice for moving you need, whether you’re moving in the spring, summer, or winter, but if the moving procedure is seeming like too much of a project, we can also help with that.
When and Where Should You Begin Packing?
The two questions you have as you stare over all your belongings (the majority of which you swear you’ve never seen before and cannot possibly be yours) are:
- When do I absolutely, positively have to start this?
- Oh, oh where do I begin?
Do you know how the worm gets the early bird?
The early packer, on the other hand, has far less stress and the satisfaction of knowing that procrastination did not prevail this time. Particularly if you’re contemplating a long-distance move, such as moving to Calgary.
Packing for a typical three-bedroom home could take three to four days. That assumes there are no delays and you have all of your packing supplies.
Most folks have no idea how long it will take—and then they run into complications.
The sooner you begin packing, the easier it will be. If you like, you can begin months in advance.
You can pack whatever you won’t be utilized before your move.
- Seasonal objects
- Guest rooms
- Everything you don’t use but can’t get rid of because of the memories
Of course, there are situations when you have no choice but to pack immediately before you move.
Begin anywhere, but don’t leave the kitchen until the end.
As previously said, you should begin with places you aren’t regularly using. This will reduce the inconvenience to your daily routine.
If you only remember one thing from this post, make it this: don’t leave your kitchen until the last minute.
Kitchens are the most difficult to pack because of all the breakables and appliances that must be carefully covered. Make sure to pack your glasses and dishes carefully to ensure they arrive in one piece.
If you leave it until the end, it’ll be 11 p.m. the night before the truck arrives. You’re still wrapping plates with Netflix on your computer, asking if you want to watch another episode even though you still have glasses and pots and pans to go.
How to Begin Packing
You now have a solid sense of when and where you’ll require how-tos. It’s critical to follow these measures whether you’re packing quickly or ahead of schedule.
1. Establish a Packing Zone
Create your zone and claim it.
Having all of your packing items scattered throughout the house can waste your time and be quite inconvenient when you need the tape.
Have a spot where you can grab what you need without having to go hunting whenever, whenever, and whatever you’re packing. After drawers and closets are emptied, empty spots become scarce, so claim yours before packing and moving begins.
As you travel between rooms, your packing zone may shift. Take over a corner, a counter, or even an empty room. Simply ensure that your zone is well-stocked with packing goods such as tape, markers, and boxes.
2. Mark Your Boxes
This isn’t a game of Deal or No Deal. You’re curious about what’s inside each package.
Grab a bunch of excellent markers and label each box on both sides with the following information.
- What room does it belong in?
- What exactly is inside?
- Whether or not it is delicate (for example, mirrors)
- Which side must be up
Believe us: you’ll be glad you did this on moving/unpacking day. Box labeling makes the unpacking process easier for you because the moving company can ensure that the boxes are delivered to the relevant rooms in your new home.
3. Acquire Very, Really Excellent Moving Boxes
You’ll need some before you can label your boxes.
You may be tempted to comb the neighborhood for inexpensive – or free – cardboard boxes in the mistaken belief that you are saving money.
Such weak cartons, on the other hand, will collapse on you and your possessions.
Purchase moving boxes suited for home use. They’re built to handle anything.
As your most critical moving equipment, make sure you have a variety of box sizes. Having a healthy balance of smaller and larger boxes can make the packing process go more smoothly; use the tiny boxes for heavier items and the large boxes for lighter items. If you only have large boxes, you’ll end up filling vacant space in the moving truck with bunched-up paper and waste packing material.
We sell moving boxes and deliver them to your door. We also make certain that our moving boxes are strong, dependable, and recyclable. You can either donate them to a friend or we will collect and recycle them for you.
4. Don’t bring anything you don’t need.
It makes no sense to pack something you don’t need.
So take a good, long look at everything you own. Choose if you want to retain it, donate it, or throw it away.
5. Refrain from Reminiscing
It’s all too easy to get lost down Memory Lane after discovering an old toy or photo album.
We’ve been there, and we know you shouldn’t either.
Taking the time to reflect on every item you own will consume your time.
You’ll long for days when you’re rushing to finish packing the night before you move. If you only use one of our suggestions, this will make all the difference: Skip the trip down memory lane to save time.
We recommend keeping it for when you’re unpacking and having plenty of time.
6. Create a “Do Not Pack” list.
Everyone should have a moving day survival pack.
You know, the things you need to feel like a put-together human being and have easy access to. This contains your toothbrush, toiletries, and… toilet paper.
Make a list of everything you’ll need in your kit first.
Next, choose a box, suitcase, or another container to serve as your survival kit. Make certain that it is well labeled and that it is NOT placed in the truck with the rest of your possessions. This is something you should remember. Keep it nearby during the packing process in case you think of anything else.
You should also be aware of what NOT to pack according to local and long-distance norms and regulations.
7. Build Your Installation Kit
You’ll need a toolkit to assist you in setting up your new home, similar to your moving day survival pack or Batman’s toolbelt.
- A hammer
- A screwdriver
- A drill
- A drill battery pack and plug
- Allen keys
Whatever you believe you’ll require to construct bed frames, reassemble chairs, or simply get your house in order.
Again, box it, name it, and put it somewhere accessible.
8. Proceed Room by Room
It’s crunch time now.
You’re going to have to go on a packing binge at some time. We’re talking about at least a few days of careful packing. This will cover everything you’ve been utilizing up to the last few days.
What is our recommendation? Pack as much as you can in each room. Also, look around for any items you may have left behind. Closet backs, behind bed frames, and the cabinet over the fridge that you never open.
What is our recommendation? Pack as much as you can in each room. Also, look around for any items you may have left behind. Closet backs, behind bed frames, and the cabinet over the fridge that you never open. Almost everywhere.
9. Only use sealable packing containers.
It’s tempting to utilize laundry hampers and trash bags as improvised transporting materials, but this is a bad idea.
Moving day might be a disaster if you use bags that easily split or containers without lids. The last thing you want to do on moving day has to stop and… re-pack.
10. Do Not Remove Your Dresser
Thanks to your drawer, your clothing is already half-packed! Take time to do the joyful dance.
Take the drawers out and cover them in a protective wrap for easy movement. This allows one person to easily transport them and gives you a brief reprieve from the filled boxes. Heavy items are placed at the bottom.
Are you not cut out for packing? Empire Movers & Storage is a full-service moving company that will pack for you as well as provide moving recommendations. If these packing ideas have overwhelmed you as you realize how huge of a job you have ahead of you, we offer more than just a moving truck- we are a full-service moving business that includes storage space if necessary.
We provide relocation quotes that are tailored to your specific needs. We could simply assist you with your local move, assist you with packing, or assist you with everything. It is entirely up to you to make your own decision.
Talk to us about the move whenever you’re ready to start packing. Based on our knowledge and experience, we will provide you with a free, no-obligation quote. Find out for yourself why people choose us for their local and long-distance moves.