Preparing your home for a move can seem daunting, we recommend slicing your work up into phases and going room by room. Decluttering before the move will save you both time and money.
When packing, here are few things to keep in mind:
Use comparably sized containers. Primarily when re-purposing boxes (think Amazon), utilize similar sized boxes. Even sizing makes loading and unloading faster.
Use standard size boxes. Sure, you can pack that refrigerator container full of clothing. We can move it, but the container itself likely won’t hold up. If you need boxes, we also sell them.
If it’s too heavy to lift easily, it probably shouldn’t be boxed. Heavy items can break boxes and may get damaged. Our expert crews will pad wrap bulky or heavy items to ensure their safety.
Be aware of padding and weight. Make sure fragile items are well padded inside their containers to prevent shifting and damage. Stay away from over-stuffing or over weighing boxes, as even a standard size box full of books may break.
Label your boxes by room, and stack room types together. Labeling as you pack will help your movers quickly unload your items at your final destination.
Pay attention to drawer contents. When packing up your dressers, it’s ok to leave lightweight items that are not fragile, as long as the furniture is heavy or made of solid wood. Do not leave delicate or heavy items inside (such as jewelry or books). Empty drawers before the move if your furniture is light, made of particleboard, or self-assembled.
For more tips and tricks from the biz, see our blog here.