Moving and Packing Tips

  • Gather all required packing supplies and moving boxes of different sizes
  • Make a spacious packing station at your current residence.
  • Make sure to pack everything that belongs in a particular room together in a room labeled box.
  • Pack an “Open First” box.
  • Pack a suitcase or box for each member of the family several days in advance.
  • Create a “Moving File” with important paperwork you will need throughout your move.
  • Clean out the kitchen. Toss away junk and only box things that you use. Use your kitchen food storage containers for all loose things you find as you empty drawers from the kitchen, desks, or table drawers.
  • Begin taking apart any large items and placing all hardware in double-thick Ziploc bags, according to contents and room.
  • Make sure you keep the box of hardware and tools in a central place where everyone can find it.
  • Stack the boxes as you are finished filling, taping, and labeling them.
  • Look in each room, and make sure that everything has been removed.
  • Remember, that when the truck has been filled, and the movers tell you that they have everything to check out each room to make sure that nothing has been left behind.