packing tips for moving

5 Packing Tips You Should Know Before Moving

Congratulations! You’re making a move! New beginnings and joyful memories may be made with loved ones while relocating to a new home. Nevertheless, it might be a nerve-wracking experience overall. It can be a hassle to pack up your entire home with the utmost care, especially if you have fragile items to transport.

We’ve compiled 5 packing tips for moving that are simple to implement and within everyone’s reach to make moving day a breeze:

  1. Have a plan.

Unless you thrive under pressure, moving without proper planning is not something you should do. There’s no use in procrastinating preparations. Put away the stuff you rarely use and put them in the attic or a spare bedroom if you have one. Toys and holiday decorations the kids have outgrown, but you can’t bear to part with can be stored in advance. Where are your scarves and witchy garb? Put them in a box and prepare them for shipment.

  1. Prepare your overnight bag.

Moving can be stressful if there is a lot of clutter and no food in the fridge. We recommend bringing a change of clothes and a few necessities to help you settle in on the first few nights at your new apartment. This will save you from spending your first night together fussing about who left the toothpaste on the bathroom counter.

  1. Get the big stuff ready.

Moving bulky items like sofas, cupboards, and dining tables may take much work. Knowing what to do with larger pieces of furniture might be challenging because they are typically hefty and not easily deconstructible. A removal service may ask you to minimize the weight of their load. To make things easier for yourself or the movers, empty your dressers and closets of any clothing you won’t need. Cover your mattress front and back with sheets before moving it. If these sheets get soiled, toss them in the washing machine. They can be cleaned quickly and easily, unlike a mattress.

  1. Take care with breakables.

Have you ever moved into a new home only to find that your favorite vase or mug was shattered beyond repair? This is an unfortunate story.  Use sturdy materials to cushion them from the trip’s inevitable knocks and drops. Since you’ll need to bring bedding anyhow, you could use that to protect more delicate items. If you do, you’ll save money on bubble wrap that will eventually be thrown away.

  1. Maintain order.

Will you be making the trip to your new home alone or hiring movers to do the heavy lifting? You are organizing your activities before, during, and after the relocation is recommended. It would help if you prepared for the relocation by getting enough boxes, labeling them, and telling the movers exactly where everything should go. This ensures a swift and trouble-free relocation.

Get in touch with us now!

At Zebna Movers, we pride ourselves on our team of educated specialists who are always available to answer any questions and provide helpful advice and guidance.

Are you interested in learning more about moving into a new rental home? Please get in touch with us right away. Call us at (202) 499-8449 or email us at [email protected] to speak with a representative, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.