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
prevent breakage

Color-code your stuff

Each room should have a color
code, and boxes should be
labeled accordingly

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

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