How to Pack for Moving
It is common knowledge that whatever you do, make sure you get it right the first time to succeed. It is the same with packing in readiness for moving.
As a starting point, list out all the responsibilities before you decide to do your packing yourself or enlist the services of a professional mover. According to Liberty Moves, a packing and unpacking moving contractor in Savannah, Georgia, it is important to understand what you need to do to pull it through because preparation will cost you time and energy.
You will save the money you would have given a mover to load the truck if you do it yourself. Similarly, whether you decide to hire a professional mover or not, you will make some savings if you pack all or some of the goods yourself.
If you opt to pack yourself, you will need to pack everything –except what you will use the last night, the next morning and immediately at your new home or office – in time before the day you intend to move out.
Pick a suitable area in your house that can hold your biggest boxes. Have a work surface, say a sturdy table, and gather close by all the necessities – markers, tape, scissors, and packing paper.
Sort out and repack things from the garage, attic, and storage spaces, such as holiday decorations and sentimental items. Since you cannot fit everything into boxes, you should have things like furniture and major appliances wrapped and padded by your moving professional.
Equally, let the professionals handle items that need professional disassembling and crating, for instance, slate pool tables, chandeliers or large glass tabletops.
For easy unpacking at your new destination, pack your items room by room. Label everything by marking all boxes with room and a box number. Create a simple inventory by recording the room and box numbers in an identification notebook.
Using a broad, felt-tipped marker, write your name, the room, and contents of each box. Mark “FRAGILE” on boxes of delicate items and “THIS END UP” to indicate what side of the box will face up. If need be, you can include the bill of lading (or invoice) number on every box.
With the help of filling material, pack the items into boxes to avoid breakage and damage during moving. Secure the bottoms of boxes correctly to prevent spillage of your items.
While packing heavier items in the bottom of the boxes and lighter ones at the top, limit the weight of each box to 50 pounds. The heavier the item, the smaller the box you should use.
Carefully but firmly seal each box with tape in readiness for movement. If you need any more tips and tricks regarding moving, feel free to contact Liberty Moves, the number one moving company in Savannah, GA.