Great Packing Tips For First Time Movers

If you’re moving within San Francisco or to one of the surrounding cities, such as Oakland or San Jose, here are some tips to make the affair much easier. Even if you don’t have that much to move, you can make everything faster, easier, and cheaper, and reduce your stress a great deal.

First Things First

When you get to your destination, you’re going to need the basics right away. This includes your toiletries, food, likely your computer, and so forth. Pack those things together and label-them so that you know where to find them right away. If you’re not particularly into organizing – or just not very good at it – you can always pack your items according to use and not spend all of your time trying to organize them according to which room they go into and so forth. As long as you need those items first, make sure that they are all together in the same box and it will go a long way toward making it easier to unpack.

Containers Matter

A lot of people, when it comes to moving, start asking their friends if they have any old cardboard boxes to use. You may even find yourself looking around the dumpsters at supermarkets for cardboard boxes. This is not the best way to do things. It’s a good idea to take a look at plastic crates and totes, as they provide a much better option for moving. They provide a better degree of protection for your belongings and, of course, it’s much easier to stack these types of boxes up, which can save you time and, because there are sometimes significant labor fees involved with moving, money. Look for industrial-strength plastic containers. Boxbee moving boxes provides these types of containers and they can go a long way toward making your move a lot easier. In addition to providing the aforementioned benefits, these are very environmentally friendly choices, as you simply clean them out and return them when you’re done and somebody else can go ahead and use the same boxes. It’s a lot faster, safer and, of course, cleaner than looking to reuse old boxes that you find lurking around the supermarket dumpster.

Label Correctly

When your movers start taking your items off of their truck, you can help them by having all of your items labeled according to which room they go into. This makes it a lot easier for your movers to stack everything up in your new house, get their check and get on with their day. The benefit for you is that you don’t have to haul boxes from room to room trying to figure out where everything goes. You’ll be surprised at how much time this can cut down on when you move into your new house and, of course, that means that you can have the entire stressful affair of moving from place to place over as quickly as possible and with as little chance of hurting yourself by hauling around your heavy boxes as possible.

Know the Weights!

When you are loading up boxes, whether they are plastic crates and totes or not, be sure you weigh everything that you’re going to put in the box before you actually put it in there. This way, you don’t have to worry about overloading a box. Plastic moving crates will hold up to a lot of abuse, but that doesn’t mean that your back or your mover’s backs will and you want to be sure that everything is loaded to a sane weight. With a little bit of planning ahead, you can make your move easier and faster. Resources: