Moving can be a stressful time, especially when determining what to pack first. Thankfully, our experienced crew at Mid-Cities Movers has a few words of advice to help you succeed. Here are 3 tips to help you plan your packing order.
Tip #1: Clear Out Your Storage Areas First.
You’d be amazed at what’s tucked away in your closet. Before you even call the moving company, start examining the contents of your storage areas (closets, cabinets, garage spaces). At Mid-Cities Movers, we find many people forget to clear out these spaces until later in the moving process. This causes delays, when clutter starts to interfere with family members as they go back and forth trying to pack.
Take a deep breath (or two) and see if you can purge any of these belongings. You can go to your friends, family members, church, or even Craigslist. For your garage, try to use up or give away supplies that your mover can’t transport (fertilizers, oil, flammable items, etc.). Cleaning out these areas first will make it much easier to transport belongings to your new home. Once you’ve packed the leftover stuff, you’ll be amazed at how much space you’ve saved on the moving truck.
Tip #2: Pack Rarely Used Items First.
If you can’t live without it for a day, don’t pack it first! You know that cooking appliance that you rarely use? Pack it before you box up your cell phone charger. This may be obvious, but many families put unnecessary stress on themselves when they pack daily-used items in the back of the moving truck.
Tip #3: Pack an “Essentials” Box and Keep it Close.
Last (but certainly not least), keep your essentials close to you. If you’re afraid a family member might accidentally pack them away, put them in a safe spot. Mark a box with “NOT FOR MOVERS” if you have too. You don’t want to buy replacements because your phone charger or pharmaceuticals are packed away in the moving van.
Follow these packing order tips and you’ll be sure to have a more stress-free moving experience. For more moving information and tips, talk to our experts at (817) 267-9901.