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Packing Tips for Your Move

Eight Steps to Low-Stress Packing

Moving can be a stressful and overwhelming experience, but with proper planning and organization, you can make the process smoother and more efficient. Here are some essential tips to remember when packing to move.

Packing Tips for Your Move

  1. Start early: Begin packing well in advance to avoid last-minute rushing. Start with items you rarely use or those that are out of season.
  2. Create a packing timeline: Develop a timeline or schedule to ensure you allocate enough time for each room or area. This will help you stay on track and prevent unnecessary stress.
  3. Gather packing supplies: Collect an ample supply of sturdy boxes in various sizes, packing tape, bubble wrap, packing paper, and markers for labeling. Start saving those shipping boxes from online orders!
  4. Declutter and donate: Take this opportunity to declutter your belongings. Sort items into categories—keep, donate, sell, or discard. Let go of items you no longer need or use to reduce the number of things to pack and unpack. Call a junk removal company like JDog Junk Removal & Hauling to haul away the things you don’t want to bring along.
  5. Pack strategically: Start packing one room at a time, labeling each box with its contents and the room it belongs to. Pack heavier items at the bottom of the boxes and lighter ones on top. Use bubble wrap or packing paper to protect fragile items.
  6. Pack essentials separately: Pack a separate “essentials” box with items you’ll need immediately upon arriving at your new home. This can include toiletries, a change of clothes, bedding, and basic kitchen supplies.
  7. Label and organize: Clearly label each box with its contents and the room it belongs to. This will make unpacking much easier. Consider creating a color-coding system by using colored labels or markers for each room to help movers or friends know where each box belongs.
  8. Take photos: Before disassembling furniture or electronics, take photos to remember how they are assembled. This will help during the reassembly process.

Don’t Take the Clutter with You. Call JDog Junk Removal & Hauling.

Call JDog Junk Removal & Hauling when you’re done. You won’t want to bring everything with you to your new home, so we can take the rest. We responsibly donate and recycle 60% to 80% of the items we haul so you can feel good knowing it’s not going to a landfill. Call us today at 844-GET-JDOG to schedule a pickup.