If you are currently getting ready for a big move, then you’ve come to the right place. That’s because we know how difficult and challenging a move can be. Especially when you have an entire household of items that you’ll need to start cramming into shipping boxes in just a matter of a few days. This all can seem quite overwhelming, and if you’ve never moved before it might even seem almost paralyzing. However, you don’t have to do it alone. If you’ve hired a moving company chances are that they too can help you pack away some of your items. The question just remains what should you pack yourself versus what you should leave for the movers. In this article we will uncover the ministry of what to pack, and what you should leave for the professionals.
First of all, when it comes to a big move you need to make sure that you give yourself plenty of time. You want to make sure that you find a reputable moving company that will be able to best suit your needs and help ease the stress of the move. We recommend that you ask people you trust whom they would suggest that you use. If they don’t know, go online and read reviews in order to find the absolute best movers that you can afford. Once you’ve found a moving company, make sure that you schedule your moving day with plenty of time in advance to prepare. That way you can put together an inventory list of all the items that you need to pack, so you know exactly what will need to be moved.
Once you have your inventory list in place, send it along to your moving company. With their help, you can figure out what you should pack versus what they are willing to pack for you. Sometimes, they will require special types of packing materials or shipping boxes to be used for specific items. Make sure you have all this spelled out ahead of time that way you are not scrambling when moving day arrives.
As far as items that are safe to pack yourself, we suggest that you stick with the more unbreakable or common items. For instance, you can pack things like clothes, sheets, towels, linens, bathroom supplies, most kitchen supplies, and other items alike. This will help save you money because you won’t have to be paying the moving company to do it. However, leave the more valuable and breakable items for the professionals to pack. That way they you can rest assured that your items are getting the proper care they need in order to survive the journey.
If you do plan on packing a majority of the items yourself, just make sure that you give yourself plenty of time to get the job done. Again, you do not want to be scrambling on moving day trying to get everything in your shipping boxes. This will not only wastes time, but can cost you money if the movers are having to wait on you to finish the job. And believe us when we say, you won’t want to add more expense on top of an already expensive move.
We know moving can be a challenge. But, it can be made easier if you have a proper plan in place. That is why we suggest that you follow the tips in this article and make sure you find and acquire a reputable moving company that will be able to help you on your journey ahead. Happy moving!