OUR BEST KEPT PACKING TIPS FOR MOVING
When you take the time to pack up all your items the smart way, you’ll be making things much easier on yourself when it comes time to unpack in your new home. Follow these packing rules to make sure nothing gets misplaced. Organizing your new home will be easy!
1: LABEL YOUR BOXES
This one is easy: label each box so you know what’s in it, and which room it goes in. This will make unpacking much easier on you.
2: THE GOLDEN RULE
The heavier the item, the smaller the box! It’s much easier to carry heavier items when they’re in smaller boxes. Save the larger boxes for things that are lighter, but hard to carry on their own. Never over-pack a box.
3: ONE BOX, ONE ROOM
Pack the same room in the same box. Don't mix. This way unpacking is easy.
4: NO PACKING ON MOVING DAY
Take on this busy day with all of your boxes already packed. It's one less stress. This also includes things like removing all pictures from the walls before moving day.
MOVING TIPS WHEN WORKING WITH MOVERS
Your team of professional movers is there to help. So you can help them out by making sure they have all the information they need. Here are a few things you can do to help your team out on moving day.
1: LAST IN, FIRST OUT
Tell us which boxes you need first at your new home and we'll load it last on our trucks. That way, you won’t have to go searching for those important items.
2: FINISH PACKING BEFORE MOVING DAY
We repeat: no packing on moving day! Have everything ready to roll when the team shows up.
3: KEEP YOUR MOST IMPORTANT THINGS WITH YOU
Don’t pack cash, jewelry, or prescription medications - keep these with you. You might need to access them on moving day, and it’s nice for the movers if they know they don’t need to worry about keeping track of these small, but very important items.
4: SORT OUT THE DETAILS AHEAD OF TIME
Please know where your movers can park the truck, how they can best access your apartment, and if there are any time limitations on parking or moving hours
5: PREP YOUR FURNITURE
Remove all heavy and breakable items are from dressers and desks, so they’re easier to lift. It also helps to disassemble bedroom sets to save time on moving day.
NEED OTHER MOVING TIPS & TRICKS?
If you follow these tips and tricks, you’ll have nothing to worry about on moving day. The more work you do ahead of time, the easier your move will be. Of course, if you need any more advice on how to make your moving day as easy as it can be, give us a call and we’ll be happy to help.
Southside Moving and Storage is a full service local and long distance moving company. We specialize in residential moving and commercial moves. Our movers are professionally trained and background checked. Call one of our professional relocation specialists for a no obligation free moving estimate 757-234-7080.
We provide professional moving services throughout Hampton Roads Virginia, including Virginia Beach, Norfolk Virginia, Chesapeake Virginia, Suffolk, Portsmouth Va., Newport News, Hampton Va., Williamsburg Virginia, Isle of Wight, and Smithfield.