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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.

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.

Packing Yourself? Plan Ahead

Packing for MovingMy colleague Becky wrote a post several weeks ago on her first moving experience. Like most people moving for the first time, lack of preparation and understanding of the moving process made Becky’s move more stressful than it had to be. In hindsight, I wish I could have helped. But, if I could only give her one piece advice it would be pretty simple: put together a packing plan and stick to it.



How to Pack Glassware and China

How to Pack GlasswareMy friend texted me in a panic yesterday. Like a lot of people who move house for the first time, packing has become a daunting task. She loves her things, and she doesn’t want anything to break, so packing fragile items, such as glassware, is stressing her out.

Fortunately, I’m here to tell her – and everyone else – that packing up the kitchen doesn’t have to be so scary. There are ways to pack your items so that they are as safe as possible for the journey. Keep reading to learn how the experts do it.

My List of Must Have Supplies for Packing

List of Must Have Packing Supplies for MovingHaving packed countless moving boxes for customers, I can tell you that the more prepared you are before you start, the better off (and less stressed out) you will be. Give yourself plenty of time – and remember that you may not be able to drop everything to devote an entire day to packing, so it’s a good idea to attack it in chunks, between your other pre-move activities.

Before you even think about getting started, you will need to pick up some packing supplies that will make your life easier. Keep them all in one place so that as you jump in and out of packing mode, you know where everything is.