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  • Writer's pictureTravis Bassett

How to Pack for a Move Like a Pro

Updated: Mar 8, 2022

With more than twenty-five years of experience as an Atlanta moving and storage company offering expert packing services, it is safe to say that Pack It Up Moving and Storage knows packing. Packing is an unavoidable part of moving. Whether you are moving a few houses down the street or across the country, some packing will be needed. Our Pack It Up movers wanted to impart our wisdom on how to pack like a pro for a move.

When to Start Packing for a Move

At Pack It Up Moving and Storage, we are proud organizational freaks, and all of our employees will tell you that one of the most, if not the most important, parts of successfully packing for a move is giving yourself time. Starting the packing process early on will minimize stress, give you time to properly and securely pack items, and minimize the chances of forgetting items.

What to Pack First When Moving

If you’re starting off early, we recommend packing seasonal items that you will not likely need before your move. If you’re moving in the spring, start with your winter coats and snowshoes. Packing in November? Start off with your beach towels, lawn chairs, and fishing equipment.

What to Pack Last When Moving

There are various items that you will need with you throughout your packing process, up until the last day of your move. Leave toiletries, medication, cleaning supplies, bedding, and tools for the last day. We recommend purchasing disposable plates, cups, and utensils so that you can pack most of your kitchen items beforehand.

Packing Tips

When it comes to putting items in boxes, we have some general tips that can expedite this process.

How to Organize Boxes for Moving

Choosing the right size box is an imperative step in your packing process. Use your larger boxes for large, light objects, such as comforters and pillows, and your smaller boxes for heavier items, like books. Just because you can fit many small heavy items in one box does not mean you should, as there is a good chance a big box of heavy items will either break during the move or give you back problems.

Make sure to fill the gaps in your moving boxes. Try to stuff paper, small blankets, and hand towels in the gaps of your boxes. For one, this will pack your hand towels. This will also prevent items from banging together during the move. Check out our recommendations of the best packing materials for moving for the best items to keep your belongings safe when moving.

Tips for Unpacking

When packing, it is important to think of the unpacking process as well. Label your boxes, packing similar items together. We recommend placing items from the same room, like all of your kitchen appliances, together. Schedule out your packing days by room to better help in this process.

Hire Professional Movers

After carefully packing all of your items, you will want to be sure your movers are professional, handling your belongings with care. Our residential movers in Atlanta are qualified experts who will ensure your items reach their destination in a safe and timely manner with moving valuation and insurance.

Our movers in Atlanta provide a variety of individual services for those who only have a need for certain services. We provide loading and unloading services, packing services, manual labor for moving heavy items and furniture, and specialty services such as our piano movers. This gives you the option to hire full-service movers or hire specific services where needed.

The storage solutions offered at Pack It Up Moving will ensure that you can store your items safely and securely for however long you need. A move should be exciting, not stressful. Contact us today for a free price estimate for your move.

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