Packing Tips to Simplify Your Move

Moving day can seem like the most stressful time of your life. Getting that mountain of stuff off your shelves, out of your rooms, and into boxes seems like an impossible feat. Fortunately, there are certain tips and tricks to alleviate this stress, and make moving day easy.

From the professional movers at King’s Transfer Van Lines, here are some packing tips to help simplify your move:

Be Ruthless. Relocating is a true test of your ability to throw out the things you don’t need. With a fine-tooth comb, carefully sift through your furniture, cutlery, clothing, and accessories. If you haven’t worn it, sat on it, or used it in a year, you don’t need it. Consider donating your items to a local charity or, if you need the money, try selling them online.

Choose the Right Moving Day. Moving is a full-day endeavor. Don’t book it over a holiday, birthday, or anniversary—you won’t have time to celebrate. It’s important to book your moving day at least one month ahead of time so you and your family can prepare for the move.

Create to-to list(s). Your task list on moving day is probably a mile long. Simplify your life and alleviate stress by writing it down. If you live with roommates or family members, assign certain packing tasks or rooms to each person. For families with smaller children, consider making a fun game out of it. Whoever packs the most boxes wins a prize.

Collect Recycled Moving Boxes. Moving requires boxes—lots of them. Instead of purchasing new boxes, go eco-friendly. Visit your local liquor store or supermarket and take some extra boxes off their hands. Ensure you have enough boxes stored away before moving day.

Create a Packing System that Works. Some people sort items by room, others sort items by category. Prior to moving day, find a solution that works best for you. Ensure each box is properly labelled so you can easily find it when unpacking in your new home.

Give Special Treatment to Delicate Items. If you’re packing on your own, ensure fragile items are individually wrapped and packed with soft items. If you’ve hired a professional moving service to pack your fragile items for you, you can rest assured they’ll get to your new home safely. Professional movers will treat your items like gold, and ensure they are properly wrapped and ready for shipping.

If you’re planning a local, national, or international move, trust the movers at King’s Transfer Van Lines to complete your move as efficiently as possible. To learn more about how you can simplify your packing, or to book a top-quality moving service with us, get in touch today!