Moving is an exciting time, but it can also be a stressful time. Packing, even if it's a one bedroom apartment can be exhausting and a lot of work. You don't realize how much stuff you have until you try to place everything into boxes and then into a moving truck. Simplify your move by hiring a professional moving company and following the packing tips below:
One Room At A Time
Work one room at a time when boxing up your belongings. Don't try to box like items, box your items by room and mark the boxes with the contents, not just the room that the contents came from. While packing, it's also a great time to go through your belongings and figure out which to keep, to donate and which to toss. There's no sense in moving items you just don't want any longer.
Use New Boxes
Be sure to use new boxes when packing. Your belongings are in those boxes, so use boxes that are going to protect these items. Old boxes may not hold up as well and may cause your items to get damaged during the move. Purchase new boxes from your local moving company, or from a shipping company. It's worth the extra cost.
Fill up your boxes, don't just fill them halfway or you'll end up with hundreds of boxes and may even need an extra moving truck. Boxes that aren't full can also cause them to sink into one another when stacked, which may damage your belongings. Fill them up as best as you can, but don't make them too heavy for you. Keep heavier items in smaller boxes to make them more manageable. Use other items such as luggage and dresser drawers to fill up as well to make use of space. Luggage, especially luggage with wheels can be great for moving items such as books.
Talk to your moving company like Modern Movers, Inc. about other packing tips to help make your move a little less stressful and to simplify the process of packing.