How to Pack Your Household Items Ready for Your Move
Advice from an Expert Moving & Packing Service Provider
Moving takes time, and if you are doing the preparation on your own which is what most people tend to do, make sure you give yourself lots of time to plan carefully. Proper organization and packing will save you lots of time, money, and a lot of headaches. You must wonder where to begin. Stay on this page to see what our moving & packing service specialists have to suggest.
Before you start packing, you must decide what you want to take with you and what will stay behind. There may be some things you do not need in your new home or that are not worth taking along. No matter what you decide, think about what stays and what goes.
Once you are sure about what items you want to take, you need to collect supplies. Try to estimate how many boxes, bags, and other tools you may need. Pack all the non-essentials first. For instance, if you are moving in the summer, pack all the jackets and winter clothes, heavy blankets, and other unnecessary things.
While packing your items and putting them into boxes, do not forget to label them with the contents they have inside. These instructions will be really helpful once you move into your new home. It will also assist your mover as they can put the boxes in the correct places in the house and will warn them of any fragile belongings.
Another thing you can do is to keep a list of all contents on the outside of the box. This will save you lots of time digging through 5 boxes marked basement just to find the extra light bulbs. You could also make an inventory. Such a list will help you when the movers are unloading the boxes into your new place. If the box is missing, you can easily identify what you cannot find.
For those of you with lots of furniture, make sure you keep all the parts together with the item itself. Bolts, screws, and other small pieces can be put into a self-locking plastic bag or a box and then taped to the furniture itself. If there is an item you would like to send to storage, contact your local moving & packing service provider beforehand to ask for assistance.
When moving furniture, it is very important to make sure the surfaces are properly protected to prevent scratches. Most contractors suggest you wrap all scratchable items in a protective padding. Tabletops, headboards, and coffee tables all suffer from bruising during the move so better think about them and wrap them in padding.
Those are just a few of the many things you can do before you start your move. If you want to receive more tips on how to properly disassemble furniture, stack the boxes in the storage space, or get fragile items carefully transported, contact Master Movers LLC in Nashville, TN at (615) 254-6683 and speak with us. We will happily explain everything you want to know and give you advice.