Moving can take a lot of time! We recommend starting 4-6 weeks ahead of the move when possible. This allows you to take your time and stress less, setting you up for a stress-free move
Here are 4 Tips to Help You Start Packing!
1. Have a Designated Packing Zone
Make a zone and claim it as your own. Having all of your packing materials spread all over the house is going to waste your time, and make it super frustrating when you really need the tape. When you start packing have a designated space where you can grab what you need and not have to go searching. Your packing zone can move as you move between rooms. Claim a corner, a counter, or even a whole empty room. Just make sure your zone is well-stocked with packing supplies like tape, markers, and boxes.
2. Label Your Boxes
Get that black sharpie and label every box on both sides with the following information.
- What room it needs to go to
- The contents
- Whether or not it’s fragile
This is going to be a lifesaver come move-in day!
3. Use Sturdy Boxes
Before you can label your boxes, you need to get some. You might be tempted to scour the grocery stores or ask friends for cheap/free boxes. These boxes are typically flimsy and not secure for your precious belongings. Invest in boxes that are actually designed for residential moving. They’re basically custom-made to handle anything homeowners can put in them. We sell moving boxes and deliver them right to you. And we make sure that these boxes are sturdy, reliable, and recyclable. You can give them to a friend, or we’ll pick them up and recycle them for you.
4. Don’t Pack What You Don’t Need
If you don’t need it, there’s really no sense in packing it. This can save you a lot of time and may even a bit of money. Consider selling items you no longer need.
Need Help With Your Move?
Western Moving is one of the top movers in Edmonton and has helped hundreds of businesses, families, and individuals with their relocations. Whether you need a full-service mover or simply require help with one aspect of your move (like transportation or storage), our experienced team is just a phone call away. Please contact us today to learn more about how we can help you out!