1: LABEL YOUR BOXES
This one is easy: label each box so you know what’s in it, and which room it goes in. This will make unpacking much easier on you. Our boxes come pre-printed with room labels right on them. Find out more about our boxes.
2: THE GOLDEN RULE
The heavier the item, the smaller the box! It’s much easier to carry heavier items when they’re in smaller boxes. Save the larger boxes for things that are lighter, but hard to carry on their own. Never over-pack a box.
3: ONE BOX, ONE ROOM
Pack the same room in the same box. Don't mix. This way unpacking is easy.
4: NO PACKING ON MOVING DAY
Take on this busy day with all of your boxes already packed. It's one less stress. This also includes things like removing all pictures from the walls before moving day.
5: DON'T BE AFRAID TO GET A LOT OF BOXES
You know the old saying—it’s better to be safe than sorry! It’s much easier to deal with extra boxes than it is to find more at the last minute.
6: PACK IN ALL SIZES
When picking out boxes, be sure to get a variety of sizes. Think critically about what you need to pack up. While you might think you need just a bunch of large boxes, you’ll probably need more small and medium-sized boxes, since most things pack better in them. Get a few wardrobe boxes, many medium and definitely a lot of small boxes. Packing is a bit of an art form. It’s much more than just throwing your things in random boxes. If you want to make sure your stuff arrives at your new home safely (and is easy to find!), you want to make sure you pack smartly.
7: DON’T FORGET THE OTHER MOVING SUPPLIES
So you’ve ordered enough boxes, but you also don’t want to run out of tape! Make sure you have more than you think you’ll need, just in case. It’s also smart to purchase a tape gun to help make box assembly a little faster. Make sure you grab packing paper and everything else you’ll need too!
8: KEEP YOUR FRAGILE ITEMS SAFE
Group delicate items together and make sure to label them as fragile. That way your movers will know which boxes need extra care and can place them in the right spots in the moving van.
9: PAPER PACKING
When packing those delicate items, use proper packing paper instead of newspaper to avoid smears and stains on your valuables. That way, you won’t have to give everything a scrub down before you put it away at your new home.