Embarking on a move is a significant endeavor, and the key to a smooth transition lies in the art of packing. Whether you're moving across town or across the state, proper packing is the foundation for a successful relocation.
Mastering the Art of Packing in 2024
Check out our guide to a seamless move this year:
The Art of Packing: Before You Start
1. Plan to Start Early
People often underestimate how long packing actually takes. The reality? Packing always takes more time than anticipated. Plan on scheduling time in your calendar well in advance of your moving day to avoid a last-minute rush. This allows for careful consideration and organization of your belongings.
2. Declutter & Downsize
Moving might be a major job, but it’s also the perfect opportunity to declutter your home. Before you start packing away your belongings, make separate piles dedicated to donating, tossing, and selling to lighten the load. This not only reduces the packing effort but also ensures a fresh start in your new space.
3. Secure Quality Packing Materials
Above Average Moving offers a range of packing materials to safeguard your possessions during transit. From sturdy boxes and bubble wrap to packing paper and tape, investing in quality materials is a smart move. These materials are available for purchase, ensuring your items are well-protected. Contact us today to purchase any of our moving supplies.
The Art of Packing: During the Process
1. Pack Room by Room
There’s a reason we call it the “art of packing.” We recommend taking a systematic approach by packing one room at a time to make the process more manageable and keep your items organized. Clearly label each box with its contents and the room it belongs to for easy unpacking. Your future self will thank you when you start unpacking!
2. Use the Right-Sized Boxes
Whether you’re packing dishes, wall art, delicate lamps, or your wardrobe, we promise there’s a box for that.
For items that don’t fall into those specific categories, use smaller boxes for heavier items and larger boxes for lighter items. This makes moving more efficient and prevents boxes from becoming too heavy to lift safely.
3. Pack Fragile Items with Care
While it might go without saying to pack your fragile items with care, here are a few tips to ensure your items won’t shift or break during transit:
Wrap fragile items individually with packing paper or bubble wrap.
Fill any empty spaces in boxes with packing material so they don’t shift.
Mark these boxes as fragile for extra caution.
4. Label Clearly and Systematically
Clearly label each box with its contents and the room it belongs to. Using a color-coding system can further streamline the unpacking process, making it easier to identify where each box belongs.
5. Take Inventory
Keep a detailed inventory of your packed items. After you’ve moved, it can be challenging to keep track of what you packed. Having an inventory list will help you keep track of your belongings and serve as a useful reference during the unpacking process.
The Art of Packing: Forget It!
Consider Professional Packing Services
If the thought of packing is overwhelming, consider Above Average Moving's professional packing services. Our skilled team knows the art of packing inside and out, ensuring your items are handled with the utmost care.
At Above Average Moving, we’re committed to making your move as smooth as possible. Whether you need high-quality packing materials, a professional moving team, or help with packing your possessions, you can trust us to handle your personal items with care.
Master the art of packing with Above Average Moving, and embark on your journey to a new home with confidence.
Call us at (608) 556-7980 or send us a message to get started.