Here comes the part we all dread! Careful planning is the key to successful packing. It is important to start early; get organized by making an inventory list of all items that will be packed. Now is the time to sort through your items to see what may sold, given to charity or discarded. Do you really need to haul around an old washer and dryer when it might more economic sense to sell or give it away on craigslist.org? Will you have room at your new location for all of the belongings that you currently own? These type of questions should be asked and considered very carefully so that you do not end up without enough boxes or spending too much money moving items that have surpassed their useful life.
Listed below are links to specific packing categories that will make certain that your valuable goods are handled properly by your moving company:
In addition to the packing tips above it is also wise to properly mark and tape your boxes so that they will arrive at the destination in good shape.
All of these tips will ensure that your move goes smoothly and without any major problems. Keep in mind that most moving companies will mark the boxes that you pack as PBO (packed by owner) which means they will be much less likely to pay a claim for any internal damage which occurs in these boxes. At LocalMovers.com our goal includes providing the framework to complete a successful move and give you peace of mind during a stressful time.