Even if you’ve moved multiple times over the course of your life, you can probably still benefit from some moving and packing tips. That’s because every move is different and, unless you’re a professional mover, there’s always a chance that you’ll come across some tips that are new to you.
At Camelot Moving, we’ve been providing moving and packing services for individuals, families, and businesses relocating to locations throughout the contiguous United States for decades. Since our family-owned and operated business was founded more than 30 years ago, we’ve picked up some invaluable tips for moving and packing and we’ve decided to share them with you.
Here are some moving and packing tips that can help make your upcoming move a stress-free, enjoyable experience:
- Dispose of or Donate Unwanted Items: To avoid packing and moving items that you’re not going to need or want at your new location, you should sort through your belongings. Make one pile for the clothes you’ll keep, another for the items you’ll donate and a third for the things you’re going to toss.
Remember to do this for all of your belongings, not just your clothing. If you’re getting new furniture or you’re downsizing to a smaller place, you may want to donate some of your furniture or decorative items, for example. Depending on the charities you decide to donate larger things to, they may even be willing to pick up the donated items from your location, making your move even less physically taxing on you.
- Use What You Can’t Move: Certain things can’t be moved in a pod or shipped to another location, such as cleaning supplies. Be sure you use these things or give them to someone who can use them before you move to prevent waste.
- Bag Your Hanging Clothes: If you have a lot of clothes hanging in your closet, separate them into bunches of similar items and cover each bundle with a large trash bag. Put a rubber band around the hangers included in each bunch to make handling your bundles easier.
- Pack Your Things in Other Things: As you’re packing your possessions, you’ll realize that you probably have items like pots that you can use to store other items during your move. A stock pot isn’t just great for making large batches of sauce, after all. You can also pack your spices or even your socks in it when you’re preparing to move.
- Organize the Contents of Large Boxes with Smaller Ones: While you may already know that asking your local grocer or liquor store to hold onto their extra large boxes for you is a good way to keep your moving expenses low, don’t discount the value of smaller boxes in a move. In the weeks leading up to your move, hold onto your cereal boxes and the boxes for things like granola bars and crackers. You can use your smaller boxes to organize the things you put into your larger containers.
- Contact Camelot Moving: One of the best packing and moving tips you’ll ever get is to contact Camelot Moving. From selling packing supplies to providing packing and moving services and storage options, we are a full-service company that can handle everything involved with your upcoming move. Contact Camelot Moving for a free quote for your move today.