Professional Movers on How to Pack Your Household for a Move

If you have ever moved from one home to another, you may know the stress of having your unpacked furniture stare back at you as the date of your move looms closer and closer. And no matter how much you try to wish the daunting task away, it will remain on your to-do list until you finally decide to do the job. Fortunately, there are a few tips from that will make the process easier for you and your family to pack up the belongings in your home.

Stop Procrastinating

Step number one sounds simple enough, but you may find getting started is the most challenging part of the packing process. Optimally, you should begin the packing process a few weeks before you plan to move. You can start by boxing up the items that will travel with you to your new home but not essential to your present life. An early start will allow you to pace yourself and decrease the likelihood that you will find yourself overwhelmed. 

Create a schedule and start packing weeks before your move.

Work On One Room At A Time

You should pack one room at a time and make sure that items do not become mixed in your boxes. Also, be sure to mark each box so that you know later what room the contents of each box belong. This tip may seem like it is more trouble than it is worth, but you will be glad you took the extra time once you are in your new home, and it is time to unpack.

Use Moving Boxes

It may be tempting to try to save time and money by using boxes you have around the house to pack for a move. However, you are much better off using boxes designed for moving. The moving boxes you purchase will be able to handle the weight of the items you pack and are optimally-sized to make moving convenient. 

Handling Valuables

Not everything needs to go in a box when you move from one home to another. Essential items like jewelry, necessary documents, and other valuables should travel alongside you in your vehicle. Make sure everyone in your home knows what is not to be placed in boxes before you begin the packing process. 

Make sure you transport your valuables with you.

Know Your Limits

It is essential to know what you cannot or should not pack yourself when planning a move to a new home. Some belongings in your home may pose a danger for you to handle due to the size, weight, or other issues with the item. Some items may be a hazard legally for you to pack without specialized supplies. For these items, you should eliminate all guesswork and contact a professional. 

Final Thoughts

Packing every possession you and your family own is not something most people look forward to when preparing for a move. And although packing the belongings in your home will require a considerable degree of work, the tips above will make the task more manageable.