Moving day is almost here! Have you packed? Don’t make these simple packing mistakes! Stay on top of things using these tips from your reliable Birmingham moving company, Motivated Movers.
#1 Remember to Think Ahead
Be proactive! Sort through junk before you put anything in a box. Make a keep pile and a yard sale pile.
Think about unpacking while you’re packing to make every step a little easier. Think about where each item will go. Store like items together based on what room they will be going in. For example, keep all of your dining room pieces together and all your clothes together. Implement a labeling system to keep everything organized, and don’t forget an overnight bag! The night you move in, you don’t want to have to search through all your boxes just to find pajamas and a toothbrush.
Here are some essentials we recommend keeping in your overnight moving bag:
- 2 outfits
- Toothbrush & Toothpaste
- Bed sheets & Pillows
#2 Don’t Pack Too Much
If you start overpacking, you (or your reliable moving experts) are going to have a really hard time lifting and transporting your boxes. If you put too many heavy or bulky items in a box, you may also end up breaking that box! We’re speaking from experience. Trust us. On moving day, the last thing you want to deal with is a broken box and shattered possessions.
Consider dividing up heavy items among more boxes. Stick pillowcases, sheets, or packing materials in with bulky items to keep them from poking through your boxes. Label everything that is fragile. Keep a watch on important items during moving day to ensure they are handled carefully. Lastly, like always, throw away or sell anything you don’t need in your new home. The less you have to pack, the less you have to unpack!
#3 Wrap It Up Right
As you start to wrap up your packing process, do a final sweep of your home. Make sure you didn’t leave anything in the dishwasher, in the kids’ playroom, in the kitchen cabinets, and even in the oven. Knowing you’ve got everything packed up will help you stay relaxed on moving day.
Leave Packing to Motivated Movers of Birmingham, AL!
Packing is hard work. You know what you could be doing instead of packing? Exploring your beautiful city! Let Motivated Movers do all the hard work, from packing to transporting to unpacking. Our professionals will do all the heavy lifting. Learn more about our services.