Tips for moving

Published on 12/19/2022

Moving can be a stressful and overwhelming experience, but with a little bit of planning and organization, it doesn't have to be. Here are some tips to help make your move as smooth and stress-free as possible:

  1. Start packing early: Don't wait until the last minute to start packing up your belongings. Start packing as soon as you know you'll be moving, and pack a little bit each day. This will help reduce the amount of work you have to do on moving day and make it easier to stay organized.

  2. Create a packing schedule: Make a list of everything you need to pack and then assign specific tasks to each day. This will help you stay on track and ensure that you don't forget anything.

  3. Gather your packing materials: You'll need boxes, bubble wrap, packing tape, and markers to pack your belongings. If you don't have enough boxes, you can often find them for free at stores or on Craigslist.

  4. Pack room by room: Pack one room at a time and label each box with the room it belongs in and a list of its contents. This will make it easier to unpack once you reach your new home.

  5. Don't pack heavy items in large boxes: Large boxes can become too heavy to lift once they are filled with heavy items, so pack lighter items in larger boxes and heavier items in smaller ones.

  6. Use smaller boxes for heavy items: As mentioned above, it's a good idea to use smaller boxes for heavy items like books, tools, and small appliances. This will make them easier to carry and prevent the box from becoming too heavy.

  7. Don't pack prohibited items: There are some items that you should not pack when moving, such as hazardous materials, perishable items, and plants. Check with your moving company to see what items are prohibited.

  8. Take an inventory of your belongings: Create a list of all of your belongings and take photos or videos of each room. This will come in handy if any of your belongings are lost or damaged during the move.

  9. Don't pack valuable items: It's a good idea to keep valuable items, such as jewelry, documents, and heirlooms, with you during the move. Consider putting them in a safe deposit box or carrying them with you in your car.

  10. Get help if you need it: If you're feeling overwhelmed by the process of packing and moving, consider hiring a professional moving company to help you out. They have the experience and resources to make your move as smooth and stress-free as possible.

By following these tips, you can make your move as organized and stress-free as possible. Good luck with your move! If you need help storing the items for your move, please call us at Rocky State Storage at 970-587-9100