The Right Way to Pack When Moving

The Right Way to Pack When Moving

There is a right way and a wrong way to pack for an upcoming move. The wrong way is waiting until the last minute to start packing and then simply tossing your belongings into boxes, regardless of where they will eventually be unpacked in your new home. Taking this approach is never a good idea as it is a big time waster. People, who pack this way are the ones, who are still unpacking several months later.

The right way to pack for a move is to start packing as soon as you know you are moving. Taking this approach ensures your items are packed and ready when your Toronto residential movers arrive on moving day. Before you start packing up everything in your home, you will want to pick up a variety of boxes in different sizes, packing tape, bubble wrap, and other packing supplies from your moving company. In addition, make sure you have a supply of permanent markers on hand.

Once you have your boxes and related moving supplies you are ready to start packing. But what size boxes should you use? In regards to box sizes, remember the following:

  • Small Boxes: Use small boxes for heavier items like books and canned goods, as well as for smaller, breakable items.
  • Medium Boxes: Medium boxes are perfect for packing up dishes, glasses, pots, pans, and other items wrapped in bubble wrap or padding.
  • Large Boxes: Use large boxes for your clothing and other light-weight items.
  • Extra-Large Boxes: These boxes are perfect for pillows, comforters, bedding, towels, and other bulkier items that do not weigh a lot.
  • Wardrobe Boxes: If you want to skip having to pack hanging clothes into large boxes, use a wardrobe box.

Where should you begin packing? Start with seasonal items, like holiday decorations and clothing. Next, move onto items you use infrequently and are not going to need until after your move, such as your movie collection, small kitchen appliances, and excess towels and bedding. You can also pack up toys, games, and arts and craft items you are not currently using.

Avoid mixing items together in unrelated boxes as your pack. It is better to keep similar items together and in the rooms in which they were packed. Remember to fully fill each box. If there are small gaps and spaces left in between items, crumple up newspaper to fill in these gaps. Make sure to label the outside of each box with its contents and the room where you want the movers to unpack it, at your new home. You can also put a special symbol on the outside of boxes you want to unpack first.

As your moving date gets closer, continue packing items you will be able to live without until after the move. You may want to leave boxes unsealed towards the end of your packing, just in case you need something. For other packing tips to ensure you pack correctly for your move and to obtain boxes and moving supplies, feel free to contact Accurate Movers at 416-907-8545 today. If you dread packing, let us know, as we offer professional packing and unpacking services for moves in the GTA.

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