How to Pack Up Your Home for a Move Like the Pros

Whether you’re moving into a new house across town or you’re moving to another city, it can definitely be an exciting time. Moving represents change and a whole new set of experiences. In fact, the “downside” to moving is the actual moving process. Going through items, figuring out what to keep, donate or throw out, and then putting what you do want into boxes is a lot to process. Just thinking about all of it can be exhausting.

The good news is that there are things that you can do that will have you looking like you’re a packing pro. If you’d like a few tips on how to pack quickly and easily, please read on.

Create a moving plan. One of the reasons why a lot of people end up wasting time (and supplies) when it comes to moving is because they fail to put a moving plan together beforehand. After you have decided what you want to take with you, it’s a good idea to list the items and estimate the amount of boxes (along with the size of the boxes) that you will need for each room. That way, when you’re out shopping for supplies, you won’t go over your budget.

Get moving supplies. When it comes to moving supplies, it’s important to have boxes, Styrofoam peanuts, newspaper, bubble wrap, labels and markers. If you have all of these items, you will be prepared to pack up just about anything that needs to go inside of a box.

Pick up some wardrobe boxes. If you’re wondering where you can go to get some boxes without having to pay for them, you might want to stop by a grocery store or a Walmart in your area. Oftentimes the customer service department will direct you to where you can go within the store to ask for some empty boxes that they may be preparing to throw away. However, when it comes to things like comforters, pillows and even coats, you’ll probably be better off purchasing some wardrobe boxes. They’re taller and they are equipped to handle larger and thicker items. You can pick some up at your local Office Depot or on a website like Boxes AZ. Just go to the site and put “wardrobe boxes” in the search field.

Color-code your labels. If you were to ask someone who works for a company like North Dallas Moving and Storage about something else that you should do when it comes to packing for a move, one thing that they might recommend is color-coding the labels based on each room of your house. For instance, if you select blue labels for your bathroom and yellow labels for your kitchen, the boxes will be easier to spot and separate once you arrive at your new location.

Pack as you go. The final tip could just as easily be the first one: Pack as you go. If you decide to wait until a couple of days before it’s time for you to leave, you’re definitely going to feel overwhelmed. But, if you make a point to pack up a little bit at a time, that will make the entire moving process a smoother one. Happy moving!

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