AFA Movers provides helpful moving tips to ensure smooth and stress-free experience for their customers.
How to Pack Good & Correct Items?
Before moving, change your address
You have to change your address before moving. This might seem like a no-brainer if you have cables and utilities, but don’t forget Amazon, PayPal, credit cards, your bank, and your magazine subscriptions.
Buy stretch/bubble wrap
Buy stretch/bubble wrap to pack your stuff. In this way, you will prevent your furniture from being scratched when moving
Remember to defrost your refrigerator
Before moving, ensure that your
refrigerator is defrosted and any liquid has been wiped. If you don’t do this, your new home will be a stinky, wet mess
Small parts should be kept sandwich bags
Wrap the sandwich bags around the item they correspond with and tape them to the back. The same method can be used with your electronic cords.
Number each box
List the contents of each box by number in detail. In this way, you can ensure no boxes are forgotten or that someone did not steal any of them. Moreover, you won’t be broadcasting what’s inside if it’s valuable.
Donate the items to a charitable organization
While you are going through your stuff, there will be a lot of clothing items or other articles you might want to donate. This will save you time and energy
Try vacuum sealing
Vacuum seal your belongings; by doing this, you will be able to save a lot of space by storing your clothes, blankets, towels, etc., this way
Plates should be packed vertically
Pack plates vertically, and
wrap them in bubble wrap to
Color-code your stuff
Each room should have a color
code, and boxes should be
Before moving, make your
last grocery trip
Before moving, use as much
food as possible so you won’t
have to throw it out
Identify where all the wires go by taking a picture of your electronics
To make assembling your electronics in your new space easier, take a picture of how your electronics are connected so you can remember where everything goes
Pack your overnight bag with the items you will need first
Make an overnight bag with things you need immediately; by doing so, you’ll have immediate access to these essential items and clothing