A move can be very stressful, but there are ways to make it less so.  Some people don’t use any rhyme or reason when packing, and that can lead to chaos at the old home and when you’re trying to get settled in the new place. You don’t have to implement OCD-level organization to pack properly—just follow some of these simple tips from our household movers to make your move easier.

Start Early

It’s smart to get a jump on packing by starting with off-season clothing, rarely-used kitchen items, etc. Have a designated staging area where you can stack boxes as you pack them. The more you get done early, the less you’ll feel the crunch as moving day arrives.

Use Proper Packing Materials

Yes, it’s very impressive that you saved $50 by fishing used boxes out of the dumpster from behind the grocery store. But those boxes may not be sturdy enough to handle what you need to pack. Plus, you don’t know where they’ve been—other than in a dumpster. Spring for proper packing boxes.

Get Rid of Stuff

You know that project piece you started 13 years ago? You’re never going to finish it. And those workout videos tapes that have been collecting dust since 1995?  You can’t even buy a VCR anymore, so they need to go too.

Moving is the perfect time to downsize. Give away or donate useful things in decent condition and toss the rest. You’ll go into your new home with less clutter, and that’s always a good feeling.

Pack an “Oh, Shoot! Where is the…” Box

Imagine you’re spending your first night in your new home. What are some things that might make you say, “Oh, shoot where is the…?” Examples include the dogs’ leashes, the remote control for the TV, or the chargers for the phones.  Pack a box with such items and mark it clearly. This prevents you from having to dig through several boxes to find those little essentials you’ll need.

Don’t Pack at All

One of the best ways to eliminate the stress of packing is to have someone else do it. When you choose 495 Move’s full-service moving, we’ll take care of all the packing and other moving-day details. 495 Movers Inc. offers comprehensive moving services that will ensure a hassle-free relocation.

When it comes to local moving companies, Montgomery Village residents have learned to trust 495 Movers Inc. We’ve provided fairly-priced packing and moving services since 2009, and our courteous service has helped to change the way people feel about moving!

Whether you’re looking for long-distance or local movers, the team at 495 Movers is a smart choice. Give us a call today, or fill out our short online form to request a free, no-obligation moving quote.