So. you’re moving. You’ve carefully planned an itinerary. You’ve selected a moving company and you have supplies. It is not time to get cocky. Perhaps you think packing is something you can do at the last minute. Don’t. It isn’t just about getting items into boxes. It’s about doing so thoughtfully, in a way that protects the items and ensures that people at the other end, can easily route them and unpack them in a way that is systematic and gets things to their ultimate destination quickly. In other words, there is science and artistry involved. So, have your supplies ready. Label everything. Use bubble wrap, popcorn, or some means to ensure each item has a cushion that needs one. Do not be haphazard. Place items that belong together in the same box. Take time. Do not wait until the last minute to start. If it’s all too much, get a pro.
- No matter how you plan, if you wait to the last minute to pack, you’ll have problems.
- It’s important to stock up on supplies: packing tape, bubble wrap, foam sheets, and labels.
- Even for short moves, mindful packing will make things easier.
“One of the worst things you can do in the packing process is to get on a roll, then have to stop and head out in search of more supplies.”