How to Pack Efficiently

The process of packing up a household can be time-consuming, but it's something that is necessary during every move. If you aren't looking forward to that move because of the packing involved, here are a few suggestions for streamlining the process and saving you a headache later on.

Secure Your Moving Supplies

If you've hired professional movers in the Maryland, Virginia, or the Greater D.C. area to take care of packing your home, they'll arrive will all the moving supplies needed for the job. However, if you are DIYing any part of the packing you do need to secure your own supplies. 

Common moving supplies include:

  • Cardboard Boxes of Various Sizes
  • Packing Tape
  • Labels
  • Foam Fill
  • Stretch Wrap
  • Scissors
  • Markers

Luckily, at 495 Movers, we offer complimentary packing supplies with every move no matter the size. This perk alone can save you hundreds. 

Packing by Room

Packing Techniques to Consider

There are a few different ways you can pack up the home. These include:

  • Packing by Room: Many movers will pack up a home room-by-room, and label boxes with the rooms their items are from so it's easier to unpack and organize the home later.
  • Packing by Type of Items: You can also pack like items with like items. This can be useful for packing fragile items, or multiples of things, like books or dishware.
Moving Checklist

Creating an FF&E List

For your peace of mind and valuation purposes, it's a good idea to create an FF&E list. Commonly used in commercial moves, the FF&E is an inventory of everything that you own. It allows you to confirm that all of your belongings arrived safely at the new home, which is very helpful for long-distance moves.

You don't have to be super detailed with your list. Just make sure you itemize the things that are more valuable and important to you, while generally mentioning the rest of the items, such as a selection of decorative knick-knacks versus one 55-inch LED television with wall mount.

Hire 495 Movers

Benefits of Hiring Movers for Organized Packing of Your Belongings in Maryland, Virginia, and Greater D.C. area

A moving and storage company can take care of packing your household in a very efficient manner. If you are looking for a little extra help or want to have a moving company take care of it all, reach out to 495 Movers. We have BBB-accredited and A+ rated movers who are experienced in:

Give us a call to begin your move in Maryland, Virginia, or the Greater D.C. area. We'll be happy to arrange a free moving estimate for you.