Welcome to another Good Guys Moving KC blog! Today we present you the best packing tips for moving. Moving can be a stressful and time-consuming experience. Packing is a task that sometimes seems impossible to tackle. That is why we wanted to create this guide, we want everything to be easier and faster for you.
People usually put off this work until the last minute, forcing them to frantically start throwing things into boxes. This is a terrible idea. Packing a move properly is possibly the most important aspect of the entire move. If proper procedures are not followed to protect items, you will end up with a variety of broken or useless glass, electronics, and valuables.
If you do not have the time or patience to pack, it is best to hire a professional service that packs all your belongings. If the budget is not enough to hire a full service, then follow each of the steps in this post. Our main goal is to help you understand the importance of this process and make it easy and practical for you.
Despite the fact that in many cases we do not give it the importance it really deserves, the packaging is an essential part of removals, whether small or large and without it, the rest of the processes involved in moving the goods. Customer belongings can be seriously risky
We know that sometimes this process can be tiring; Therefore, we invite you to follow these four packing tips for moving so that you can carry out this process quickly:
We are faced with a common problem when we talk about packaging during removals and that is, believing that all items have to be packed in the same way and with the same materials. Quite the opposite. Each piece, each piece of furniture requires a different type of packaging depending on its size, dimensions and characteristics.
Our first advice is that you start this process as soon as possible. Ideally, a month before you get used to the idea that many things that do not serve you, can be given away or donated to charities. This will help you get rid of many belongings that only take up space. The fewer things you have to pack, the faster your move will be.
There are even things that you will wonder why you didn’t throw them away sooner. Now is a good time. If you have things of value that you will no longer use, a good strategy is to put them for sale online or do a yard sale.
A week before, have the fun of moving in: buy a gun and various PVC packing tapes, wide-tip markers and colored labels for the boxes, ziploc bags of various sizes, waste bags with handles, packing film, stapler, clips, and wrapping paper. All these tools will help you pack your belongings efficiently and safely.
Also buy colored tissue paper, bubble wrap, strong scissors or cardboard cutter blade, and a small notebook for writing down. Ask supermarkets for strong cardboard boxes of all sizes that are in excellent condition. If you can’t, consider purchasing the special moving boxes. You must label all packages and boxes and make lists with the content of all of them to facilitate their location when we arrive at our destination.
A few weeks before, start packing the things you use the least. We recommend that you start packing one room at a time. This will help you keep track. Don’t mix things up from one room to another. Sit with the boxes in one area of the room and pack as much of that area as possible. Then continue with another area and so on until you finish with the room and start with another.
You must place the boxes that weigh the most below the boxes that have the most fragile and lightest objects. We also recommend putting the FRAGILE label highly visible for fragile items with great sentimental value.
You must learn to differentiate which things you can pack in bags and which you must accommodate in boxes. Pack clothes and shoes in bags and suitcases. Save the boxes for all other moving packaging. Do not forget to leave a suitcase to take with you all your travel things: changes of clothes, toilette items, personal documentation, etc.
If the boxes are not in perfect condition, the moving company may ask you to replace it, as they will not want something to break on the way.
The best advice we can give you is to hire a professional team to help you with this task. Good Guys Moving KC has the experience and qualified staff to help you pack all your belongings. We are experts in residential moves; we are the senior movers to call.