Packing guide – tips by the pros

Moving can be one of the most stressful events in your life. There are so many things to do before the move, during and after it. Furthermore, there are so many things that can go wrong which makes it that much worse. The good news is that there are moving professionals out there that can assist the entire process, making it almost seamless. However, there still are things that you will most likely do on your own, packing is one of them. This is why we have created this packing guide in order to assist you with as much as we can.

Packing can be problematic, but once you get a hang of it – it could prove to be quite easy. Fun almost. Fun if you engage your entire family (or team if it’s a business relocation). This way everyone can contribute and make this a less difficult task.

In spite of everything, moving can be done fast and easy. Let us go through the packing guide and cover all the grounds of one successful packing day.

Packing guide – tips and tricks

There are several quite cheap and easy techniques that will help with your packing. The biggest impact poor packing will have is when you start unpacking. First, if you didn’t follow our packing guide, you will most likely fail to remember which box contains what. Secondly, there are numerous items that could suffer damage from transport if not packed correctly.

Our packing guide will help you avoid both. If these two problems are fully avoided your packing and unpacking experience will most likely end very well. Still, there is one element about packing that you can’t avoid. Packing takes time and there is no way to shorten the time. We will teach you how to make the most of this time and be as efficient as possible. But the only real way to save time packing is to hire moving professionals to do the packing for you.

There are moving companies that have packing services in their portfolio, and usually, it comes at lower prices if you buy other services as well. This is something that you might want to consider if you are working on a very tight schedule. It is an extra cost, make no mistake. But it is all about whether you wish to save time or money. So if you wish to save time, disregard the article and consider hiring packing services. However, if you are not that much in a hurry – then stay tuned!

So, what are the things you should do in order to make your packing project successful?

Packing supplies

Each packing project is only as good as the packing supplies you have bought. None of the packing supplies has to be necessarily expensive, but you must have everything in order to do the packing. So what are these supplies?

It’s best to compartmentalize your things for the move and the easiest way to do it is by putting them in boxes
You don’t need to spend a fortune getting boxes, you can use any old box that you have lying around.

The most important packing supply will involve boxes. Boxes can be bought, but there are good odds you can find some boxes for free if you are down to go roaming around. If you have a local library there is a very strong possibility that they have boxes they wish to get rid of. You could offer to get them off their hands. Also, some restaurants or warehouses that have frequent deliveries usually throw their boxes away. This could be an excellent source of free packing materials!

Aside from boxes, you will need markers as well as a couple pairs of scissors and bubble wrap. The only thing you could also make use for is packing paper, but this one is not mandatory. Only a perk.

Organization and planning

The first thing you need to do before you start populating the boxes is organization and planning. Sort our your belongings based on their ‘priority’. There are things that you won’t have to use for weeks, whereas there are items that you’ll need as soon as you arrive at your new home (or office).

When you are moving you need to have fresh clothes and clean sheets easily accessible so you can get on with life, even if you don’t have time to unpack
Sometimes you don’t have time to unpack, so make sure you can get clean clothes to wear and clean sheets to sleep on

Once you do, organize all items by size and fragility. You never want to place to fragile items together, nor are you going to try to fit two large items in one box. Only once you finish organizing everything can you proceed to populate the boxes.

Color coding

Color coding can be done based on your preference. However, it is used to identify which items you will need as soon as you arrive at your new home, and which ones are lesser of a priority. Make sure to create your color-coding scheme and share it with your movers so that they know in which order to load the trucks. This way, the most important things will be unpacked first and will become available immediately.

One thing that every packing guide will tell you is to use colour coding for easier organization of things.
When you color code your inventory it’s much easier to recognize what is where, and where it needs to be going

Also, it is not a mistake to write on boxes and make sort of a naming convention. For instance:

  • Plates
  • Clothes
  • Cosmetics
  • Electronics
  • Cables

You get the idea. This will help you learn what’s what once you arrive at your new home with a hundred boxes all around you.

Using packing paper and bubble wrap is not a mistake

Basically, it doesn’t matter how much you buy – you should use it all. You can’t go wrong if you place some in a box. The more you use it the safer your items will be. And this is basically what you wish to achieve, and what this packing guide is trying to teach you. The most important thing is not to damage any of your precious belongings.

For any other moving related information and services, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Good luck!


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