3 Tips for Packing Like a Pro

Moving can be a huge pain, but when you have to do it, you mind as well do it right.  Here are 3 tips on how to pack like a pro!

1.  Pack Early

Do you hear that, procrastinators? Packing will almost always take longer than expected so save yourself some last minute pain and start sooner rather than later, beginning with items that you do not use on a daily basis. The added bonus of packing early? You can do what many people do and treat it as a sort of “spring cleaning” by sorting and determining what items, if any, need to be sold or donated before the big move.

2.  Be a Label Maker

Make unpacking easier on yourself by labeling your boxes as you pack them up with what room they will need to go in when unloading.  If you have a lot of stuff, you may also want to consider including the contents of each box.

Also, as you begin to break down furniture, be sure to put screws, nuts, nails and bolts in zip-lock bags and label each bag with what items hardware are in it.  Every bag of hardware should go into one large box or bag for easy access after the move.  Do the same with wires for your electronics.

Lastly, be sure to label boxes that include fragile or easily breakable contents.

3.  Value Your Valuables

As mentioned above, you do want to label boxes including fragile items, however, if there are any smaller valuables that you are able to pack in one box or bag to transport yourself, be sure to do it! Whether its family photos or jewelry, you’ll be less likely to freak if you keep your most prized possessions on your person during the move.

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