While finding the right movers is a top concern when planning your home or office relocation, planning your packing process is unfortunately often overlooked. An organized packing process will greatly reduce your stress come moving day and will make it both easier and safer for you, your movers, and your belongings. Let A-1 Fargo Van and Storage help you out with our free tips on packing for an easy move!

Make your inventory list

Write a list of all the items you intend to bring to help you and your movers get an idea of your moving needs while simultaneously allowing you to sort out unnecessary items. For intricate lists, consider dividing your inventory into lists of must-haves, want-to-bring, and fragile items/valuables.

Stock up!

Begin saving boxes you find or receive in packages. Purchase any additional boxes along with plenty of tape, bubble wrap, and other essential packing supplies. Start early and pack a little each day!

De-clutter your move

Organizing your items can help you prioritize your move and unpacking when you arrive. Begin by first packing items you won’t need immediately such as seasonal items, knick-knacks, and home décor.

Safety check

Don’t forget to perform a safety check by lifting each box before you seal it. This ensures that it’s manageable to lift and maneuver, can support the items inside, and won’t break and injure you or your movers on moving day.

Organize, organize, organize!

Avoid confusion by labeling each box with its designated room and contents and you’ll be quickly able to begin unpacking the boxes you need most. Label fragile boxes as such to help your movers know which requires the most delicate care.

Essentials on hand

Some items such as a work laptop, toiletries, and a change of clothes are things you want to keep handy until the very last minute. Be sure to have an appropriately sized box ready for these essential items you’ll need every day.

A-1 Fargo Van & Storage offers comprehensive commercial and residential moving services including packaging and custom crating to help with part or all of your moving needs. Whether you just need a few boxes, or you’d like us to handle your high-value fine art or electronics, our moving and storage specialists can accommodate you. Call us to speak to a friendly representative and learn more, or fill out our quick quote online form for a free estimate!