There are lots of ways to help make your household move easier and smoother. Read here for help to get your life, and your possessions, organized for a peaceful and relaxed move.
Make a list
Write everything down! Create a simple record list of numbers with a space to write the contents. You’ll place a number on EVERY box you pack and list the contents on your list. When describing the box contents, be specific — “A-D files” is better than “files”, and “fine china dishes” rather than “muic. kitchen”.
Have plenty of supplies – packing paper. packing tapes. packing boxes
You’ll need LOTS of boxes—probably more boxes than you think and having enough boxes will make your life easier! (If you buy your boxes from a moving company, you can always return unused boxes for a refund. If you got them free from the grocery, just toss any leftovers.) Have about 10 boxes set aside to use for last-minute items on moving day, such as bedding, clothing, and cleaning supplies. You’ll need strong plastic packing tape to close up the boxes securely. Use unprinted newsprint (newspaper can stain your items) or packing paper or bubble wrap to wrap and cushion household good. Again, you’ll need lots more supplies than you think, so get extra so the packing can go smoothly. Return any unused supplies after you finished packing.
Use wardrobe boxes
These tall boxes are perfect for bulky, lightweight items such as comforters, pillows, and blankets, and clothes that need to remain hanging. Call us to ask the width of the wardrobe boxes they’ll be bringing. Then measure the clothes in your closets (including coat closets) to see how many wardrobe boxes you’ll need. You can also use them for closet storage boxes, shoe boxes, and other bulky items such as fabric bolts, large baskets, or gift wrap tubes.
Don’t make the boxes too heavy to lift.
Strategize wardrobe box use
Mashav Relocation will be happy to deliver boxes ahead of your Moving Tips MD. A few days before your move, fill sturdy handled shopping bags with bulky closet items such as shoes, sweaters, belts, and jeans. On moving day, fill the bottom of the wardrobe boxes with some shopping bags, and then add your hanging clothing.
Pack hanging items tightly so things won’t move around and fall off of hangers. Finally, cover the shoulders of your clothes (a dry cleaning bag works well), then add a few purses or sweaters on top. You’ll have fewer boxes, and closet items remain together. Also, the shopping bags will make it easier to retrieve your belongings from the bottoms of a tall wardrobe box.