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How to Pack for a Move?

July 30,2020

How to Pack for a Move?

Whether you are moving across the country or down the street, packing can be a tiresome and time-consuming process. Though it is tough to make packing a fun time, there are ways to make it less stressful. National Movers has been in the industry for a long time and we have put together some ways to help your packing process. If you finish reading this article and still have some questions or concerns, then you are welcome to call National Movers to speak with a friendly professional. We are always happy to help.

Schedule A Moving Day
This one seems obvious, but you would be surprised at the number of people who do not schedule a moving day. Instead, they try to wrap everything up all at once. We recommend that you schedule your move-in day a few days before your last day at the current location. This will provide you with a buffer so that you have a few extra days to move in the event that something comes up. For instance, if the moving truck suddenly becomes unavailable, you will be able to move the next day without worrying about having to empty out the current location as soon as possible.

Make A Packing List
Grab a pen and notebook and go from room to room. Take inventory of all of your stuff and make two lists: one for what you plan to take with you and one for the items that you will get rid of. In fact, put a star next to items that you can sell or donate. Taking the time to make a list and organize your packing can save you valuable time on move-in day. This can even help you determine how to pack things to save the most space in the boxes.

Declutter – Get Rid of Extra Items
New home, new you. Begin the next chapter of your life by decluttering and getting rid of items that you no longer need. This saves you from extra packing and saves room in the moving truck. You can consider selling some of those items to make some extra pocket change for the move. Donating them is another option. Remember to keep receipts as you can get deductions on your taxes during tax season. 

Start Packing As Soon As Possible
Waiting until the last day to pack can be a disaster. Start packing as soon as possible so that you are not crunched for time on moving day. Set aside about thirty minutes to an hour a day to pack slowly and comfortably. Don’t start too early though because you do not want your house crowded with boxes, but don’t wait too long either.

Find A Reliable and Reputable Moving Company
Unless you have a box truck of your own, you will need to find a reliable moving company. Some moving companies such as National Movers offer a line of other services such as packing and moving. Give us a call today to speak with a helpful representative and get started.