Packing for Your Move

How to Pack for Storage

 

 

There are several reasons for somebody to require either short or long term storage of their household goods. Regardless of whether you’re moving, renovating, in need of some extra space, or anything else, the goal of storage is the same – to keep your things safe, sound, and in great condition. In order to ensure that your belongings are just how you left them pre-storage, it’s important to pack them safely and efficiently before storing them at all.

Moving? How to Label Your Boxes

 

I’m a bit of an organizational freak so I kind of enjoy the process of packing before a move. It’s a way for me to de-clutter and organize my home and I like using a system to make the un-packing process as simple as possiblePacking for Moving. However, I know that most people find packing to be a tedious and somewhat frustrating chore so I figured I’d spend some time today going over a few ways to make it less exasperating. They key is organization and labeling. You may think that how you mark your packed boxes is the least of your concerns, but it can make a big difference in your move.  

9 Things to Consider Before Moving Yourself

 

 

Do-it-yourself moving is a great option for people who have the time, the support and the strength to see it through. DIY MovingThat said, there is a misconception that all it takes is a rental truck and a buddy. There is a lot more that goes into moving, so if you are considering a DIY option, make sure you understand what you are getting into. In all of my years in the moving business, I’ve heard horror stories of DIY moving gone wrong and, most of the time, they occur because people were not honest with themselves about risk, as well as their own capability to do the job.

Packing Yourself? Plan Ahead

 

 

I think it’s safe to say that when it comes to moving, aside from the home sale process, packing is the most dreaded aspect of a move. If you are moving with a moving company, the packers can complete packing for an average move packing yourself? plan aheadon the day before your goods are loaded on the van. It’s amazing how quickly they work. If you are packing yourself, however, you should allow more time – several weeks if possible. Since it’s unlikely that you will be able to drop everything to devote an entire day to packing, plan to work at it between your other pre-move activities. The best thing you can do is to devise a plan and then stick to it.

A New Packing Tip for Your Move

 

 

Last week, Matt and I were caught off guard when the ceiling over our screened in porch collapsed all over our patio furniture (luckily nobody was hurt!). After the shock wore off and we got in touch with our property manager, we A New Packing Tip for Your Movelearned that the entire roof over our third floor apartment was in pretty terrible condition and needed some major construction. Because of the nature and severity of the project, we were given 72 hours to move into a new apartment for the remainder of our lease. The negotiations that took place because of this situation are a topic for another day but today I want to talk packing. Recently, Paige and I were talking about general move and packing tips and she brought up a really great point that I had never heard of before. We usually talk about packing up your home one room at a time and labeling each box according to the room the items came from, right? But what about labeling boxes according to the room in which they will be unpacked?

How to Pack and Store Your Summer Clothes

 

 

Packing for MovingWell guys, it’s official. Summer is over. The leaves are changing, the days are getting shorter, and the temperature has been dropping. While it’s not winter yet, it may be time to start swapping out your summer clothes for some cooler weather wear. I know a lot of people don’t think too far into this process but there are actually some do’s and don’ts for both packing and storing your summer clothes whether you are getting ready for a move or not.

Packing Tips for the Self Packer

 

 

To put it bluntly, packing up your home is a pain. Luckily, if you are working with a moving company, the packers packing tips for the self packercan complete packing for an average move the day before your goods are loaded on the van. It’s amazing how quickly they move. However, if you are packing yourself, you need to allow for a lot more time – several weeks if possible. Since it’s unlikely that you will be able to drop everything to devote an entire day to packing, plan to work at it between your other pre-move activities.

How to Pack Glassware

 

How to Pack GlasswareAbout a year ago, two of my best friends got married and just last month, they bought their first home together. While they are both ecstatic, I can hear the stress in their voices as they fill me in on the moving process. Kim, the lovely bride, is worried that Bill, her devoted husband, is going to break some of their valuables while packing. They received brand new glassware and china as wedding gifts last year and naturally, Kim wants to do everything she can to preserve their valuable, very delicate, home goods.

Must Have Packing Supplies

 

must have packing suppliesI have moved at least once a year every year for the past seven years and I’ve gone from a complete amateur to somewhat of a pro, if I do say so myself. A friend of mine is moving out of her apartment and into a house she just purchased and asked if I could help her pack. I know that most people groan at the idea of helping somebody move, but I am an organization nerd and was eager to say yes. Besides, she didn’t ask me to help on moving day; she just wants a little help with the packing process. Sold. Anyway, I asked if she needed me to pick up any supplies on my way over but she told me that she was all set. “Just bring some wine if you’ve got any!” she said.

How to Move Your Grill

grillSummer is known for two things: the busy moving season and barbeques. Okay, maybe the busy moving season is just what my summers are about, but you know where I’m going with this. For families moving in the summer, packing and moving a barbeque grill could make or break later festivities. Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as just loading it into the moving truck. In fact, if done incorrectly you could really be putting yourself and your movers in danger.