Moving? How to Pack for a Move Like a Pro!

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Packing for a move can feel like a daunting task. But it doesn’t have to be. You can hire a mover such as Bekins Moving Solutions local movers to help you out. There are also things you can do yourself to make the process easier. There are so many different things to consider when planning to pack up your home to move to a new house, from inventorying the items you’ll take to planning out the logistics of the move itself. Luckily there are a few simple steps you can take to make packing a little less painful. Consider these tips to pack for a move like a pro.

Use Labels

The key to staying sane while packing for a move is organization. Start by creating a labeling system to help you keep your boxes organized throughout the moving process. Not only will this help make packing a little easier (because you’ll know what goes in which box), but it will also make unpacking simpler too. Be sure to use specific labels on each box so you’ll know exactly what’s inside when you get to your new home. In addition to including the room where to box belongs, also add details about what’s inside so you won’t have to search through each box to find what you’re looking for when you arrive.

Protect Your Items

One of the most important aspects of packing you need to consider is how you will ensure your fragile items make it safely to your new home. Be sure to use high quality packing products, including thick, sturdy boxes, bubble wrap and packing paper, and strong packing tape. You should also be sure to reinforce your boxes with two strips of tape on each seam and create a cushion for fragile items by lining your boxes with bubble wrap or packing paper. Finally, label each box with fragile items to make sure you handle those boxes with care while moving.

Pack by Room

To keep from getting overwhelmed and stay organized, pack your house room by room. Start by packing up rooms of your home that aren’t used often, like your dining room or office, and end with more trafficked areas, like the kitchen and bedrooms. As you pack, remember to pack similar items together in the same box and evenly space out heavier items to keep the loads manageable.

Don’t Forget About Your Health

Often times we get busy with things and we don’t take proper care of ourselves. If you are planning on doing a move yourself, make sure to stay hydrated and take care of your body. I know when I do a lot of physical activity and walking like with a big move, my feet are usually so sore and achy by the end of the day. Biopods shoe inserts provide gentle upward pressure centered in the arch area of your foot for optimum comfort every day. This would be especially comforting while on your feet all day for the big move.

Pack a Bag

Keep important items in a place separate from your moving boxes to ensure they stay safe. In addition to packing an overnight bag with some clothing and toiletries, also consider packing a bag with important documents, expensive jewelry, important family photos, and important work-related items. That way, you’ll know these precious items are safe with you, and you don’t have to worry about them getting lost in the shuffle of moving.

After you’ve moved and are settled in you might want to take a vacation to relax from the stress of moving.  Where have you always dreamed about traveling to? If you look here you just might find your next restful vacation or dream adventure.


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The best way to move home is to start early and finish quickly. And although it may seem like a big ask, if you follow this checklist you should be well on your way to a trouble-free move. Let’s get started straight away.

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Two Months To Go

All successful home moves happen with a good plan. Get yours ready with at least a couple of months to spare. Call a moving company. Good movers get booked up fast, and this is one thing you don’t want to leave until the last minute.

Next, it’s time to have a look at everything you own. Do you really need to take it with you? If not, get rid of it. Give it away, sell it, send it to a charity store. If you don’t do it now, you won’t have time in the future.

One Month To Go

Pack non-essentials first. Anything that you don’t need can be packed up and made ready a month before your move. Don’t forget to label all boxes.

Contact companies such as banks, insurance companies, phone companies and even let the mail office know. Do it early enough, and you can just forget about it. Do it too late, and you will forget to do it at all.

One Week To Go

Contact everyone involved in the move. You don’t want last-day surprises and a week will give you the chance to make a backup plan. Start contacting your utility providers. Utility companies will need time to organize a switch over when you get to your new place. Aim to give them at least 48 hours notice.

Pack the majority of your possessions. Keep back a few changes of clothes for each family member and some cooking and eating utensils. You should also arrange childcare with a family member at least a week in advance. Have a backup plan just in case of illness.

One Day To Go

You should have finished packing up by now, bar a few basics for wearing, washing and eating. Do a final check and make sure everything has labels. Go to the garden and get all your outside furniture together in one place. Disassemble anything that might be problematic to get into a truck.

Give the moving company a ring to confirm one last time. They will let you know when they will arrive, and ask you any final questions.  The last thing to do today is simple. It goes without saying that disasters can happen on any day, let alone moving day. Make sure your phone is charged enough to use it at any time.

Moving Day

Get up early and have a hearty breakfast. Drop the kids off, come back and start going through the house room by room. Any bed linen you have been using over the last week should be bagged up. Mattresses should be clear, and beds may need to be disassembled.

Once the movers arrive, help them if they need it. It will be quicker if you get stuck in. Once finished, check the house one last time.

Say Goodbye!

If you have followed this checklist, you should now be well on your way to your new home. Unpacking will be easy if you have labeled everything. Now it’s just a case of decorating your new home! Good job!


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