Packing Tips to Get You Moving

It’s one of those dreaded but necessary chores of moving. Not only is it time consuming, but it sheds light on how much we really have accumulated since the last move. But it can be a manageable task by starting early and having a plan:

  • Allow at least six weeks to provide enough time to do a few boxes each day
  • Use small boxes for small, heavy items, medium-size for bulkier, not so heavy items and larger boxes for very bulky lightweight items
  • Wardrobe boxes are specially designed to transport clothing on hangers
  • Don’t forget marking pens, packing filler, bubble wrap, strong 2-inch wide packing tape and lots of newspaper
  • Pack one room at a time and clearly mark each box for contents and the room it will go in
  • Write “Open First” on boxes you want to access as soon as you arrive
  • Avoid damage from leakage by packing your liquids (including medicine) in leak proof containers such as zippered plastic bags

For more pointers on packing, talk with your moving company representative or your real estate professional.