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Easy Moves’ Top Tips

Moving is considered one of the most stressful times in a persons life. If we had to guess which part makes people the most stressed; we’d pick packing. People tend to underestimate the amount of things they have and put off packing till it is too late. So, our first top tip is just that! Start packing as early as you can! Looking at houses? Start packing unused articles and appliances! You may think you’re going to use the ice cream maker soon, but are you really going to? Go ahead and pack it up. Second, don’t use the wrong packing materials. We’ll dive into the packing material basics below.

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Easy Moves’ Packing Tips

Below you’ll find some of our top tips and tricks for a successful pack job and move. If you have any questions about packing or need professional packing advice for a unique piecegive us a call!

Do Not Over Pack Boxes

Over packing a box could lead to the box bulging which leads to instability. A stable box stack is less likely to shift and fall during transport. When in doubt, pack another box! Don’t over pack one box just so you can “save” another box.

Heavier Equals Smaller

Heavier equals smaller? What does that even mean? It means the heavier the item the smaller the box. For example, if you’re packing books, then opt for the smallest box possible. Extra large boxes shoulf only be used for large and light articles such as comforters.


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Start Packing in Advance

As mentioned above, start packing as early as possible. Packing takes on average nearly two times longer than you think! Nothing is more stressful than hurriedly packing on the day of your move. Start packing as soon as you’re dead set on moving. The earlier the better!

Packing Small Items

When packing small knick-knacks be sure to label the box accordingly and wrap the items in unique paper or tightly so you can differentiate a wrapped piece from an empty piece of packing paper. When unwrapping paper be sure to thoroughly unwrap every wad and set aside empty paper. Putting the paper back into the box may lead to someone assuming the box is full of trash and subsequently throwing it all away. We’ve seen it happen time and time again!

Mixing/Sharing Boxes

Try not to mix items from different rooms in the same box as doing so will make unpacking more confusing and time consuming. Packing boxes by room will make unpacking much faster. Be sure to label boxes based on their room and contents to expedite the unpacking process.

Taping & Closing Boxes

Do not close boxes by interlocking the flaps as they will not be stackable. Tape the tops and bottoms of boxes closed with two pieces of tape ensuring that both the bottom and top of the box are flat and stackable. You can tape along the edges to add additional rigidity if needed.

Dishes & Glassware

Dishes and glassware must be packed with utmost of care as to prevent damages. Each dish should be packed in ink-free packing paper and/or bubble wrap. Cups and glasses should be packed in paper with cushioning. Dishes and glasses should be packed snugly, but not too tightly. Remember to fill voids with cushioning to prevent shifting and to pack heavier items towards the bottom to prevent toppling. You can use towels, oven mitts, etc. as cushioning or purchase some of our excellent bubble wrap and packing paper. 

Essentials Kit

Pack a box or bag with toiletries (toilet paper, toothpaste & brush, soap, etc.), disposable kitchen utensils, snacks, chargers, basic tools, and remotes. Having this box at your new place will make settling in much easier. Nothing is worse than wanting to take a shower after a hard move only to be stuck digging through boxes to find some soap!

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