Helpful Packing Tips and Hints on Moving
1. Pack Everything!
Pack literally everything you have in good quality, filled and closed boxes. Even if you have to spend some money on good boxes, you will save substantially. Moving and stowing a box on the truck is much faster than moving individual items and having to find a secure place to store in on the truck. Putting items in boxes also reduces damage, which will save you money too.
2. Stage Boxes
Something as simple as putting all of your pre-packed boxes in the front room or garage of your home can be simple to do and greatly simplify your move. This is something you can do in little bits in the weeks before your move, and save a lot of time on move day.
All professional movers will tell you from experience that many people have way too much stuff! There is no point in moving something that will not be used at your new home, or that will simply be thrown out when you get there.
We recommend selling or donating surplus furniture as well as taking advantage of a garage sale or a junk removal service to get rid of unused or unwanted items.
4. Be Prepared!
Start weeks before your move getting ready. Check out our downloadable helpful checklist of things to do before your move by clicking on this link: http://firemenmovers.com/tips.php
Not being prepared on your move day can easily double the time (and cost) it takes to move you, as well as add to the stress, frustration and potential for damage to your contents.
5. Ensure Easy Access to Your Home
This could be ensuring that the moving truck can park in front of your home (if parking is scarce). Or it could mean clearing any snow or ice the movers may have to walk on. Walking to and from the truck represents the majority of the time of a mover’s day. Even if you can save a few steps or make this a bit easier it greatly speeds up the move.