Packing and Moving Tips

Plan and Organize

  1. Moving/Packing to-do List: Begin preparing with a moving and packing to-do list. Set your move date and other important dates to help get you prepared. You also want to write down weekly goals you wish to get done!Garage Sale
  2. Garage Sale/Junk Removal: Before you can begin packing, you need to go through each room and decide what you want to keep and what you are going to get rid of or sell. Once you have weeded out the items you aren’t going to keep, put together a garage sale. Whatever items don’t sell, you could consider calling a junk removal company like Grunts Move Junk to come and haul away whatever is left.Time
  3. Start Early: Packing takes a lot longer than most people think. The biggest and most important packing and moving tip is to start early! Moving can be stressful and waiting until the last minute to get everything packed will only add to that stress!Moving Boxes
  4. Supplies: Make sure to have all of the necessary supplies needed to pack up your belongings. Boxes, bubble wrap, newspaper, packing tape, zip ties etc.Organized
  5. Get Organized: Make sure you are staying organized when it comes to packing up all of your stuff. Label each box with what is packed inside and what room it belongs in. Make sure to put the labels on the top and side. This will make packing and unpacking much easier.Living Room
  6. One Room at a Time: To stay organized, work on packing up one room at a time. By packing multiple rooms at once, you will have many boxes that will get mixed up and make unpacking extremely difficult.Grunts Move Junk
  7. Contact a Moving Company: Sure you can do a move job on your own but you are risking a lot of complications and things that could go wrong. For one, you have to rely on your family and friends to help you and they may not be able to commit to specific days. You also risk dealing with any unwanted injuries. Many back injuries result from move jobs gone wrong. By contacting a professional moving company such as Grunts Move Junk, you will have a reliable team who also works safely!Kitchen Sink
  8. Schedule Disconnect and Connect Times: Make sure to call around to have your utilities disconnected from your old home and connected/turned on in your new home. You don’t want to be moving into your new home with no electricity.Passport
  9. Important Box: For every move, you should always have what we like to call the “important box”. The important box is a box with all of your essential and important documents. This could include social security numbers, bank statements, birth certificates, passports etc. You want to make sure that you keep this box with you so you can make absolute sure that it won’t get lost.Old Photos
  10. Keep Your Valuables With You: Like the important box, you want to keep another box or tote with your expensive valuables. This could include family heirlooms, jewelry, pictures, items you cant replace. Make sure to keep the items that can’t be replaced with someone you trust more than anyone else, yourself.