Be Prepared For Your Move

Over the years we’ve managed to pick up a few tricks of the trade. Whether we are helping with your move or not, dig into our cache of moving tips. They make moving simple!

  • Be fully packed, organized and ready to go when your movers arrive.
  • Before you begin packing, sort through your belongings and set aside any unwanted items to donate or discard.
  • Tape boxes on top and bottom.
  • Clearly label all of your boxes according to their content and handling instructions (e.g.: “Fragile,” “Top Load Only”). You can also categorize the boxes by room using color-coordinated sticker dots.
  • Towels and linens make excellent packing materials for fragile items.
  • Use closet space to store packed boxes.
  • If you're moving into storage, arrange your storage unit in advance. If you have antiques, you may want to reserve a climate controlled storage unit.
  • If you are renting a truck, do it as early as possible. Don’t forget to rent plenty of moving blankets! (About 2 blankets per item.)
  • Dresser and chest drawers must be cleared and clothes removed.
  • Pack clothes from dressers and chests into boxes or bags.
  • When packing breakables use a lot of newspaper, bubble wrap, and other packing materials. There’s no such thing as being too cautious when it comes to your fragile items.
  • Use linens or blankets for wrapping mirrors.
  • Always move cash, jewelry, and other precious items yourself.
  • Be careful not to schedule any important engagements on the day of the move.
  • If possible, save space for the moving truck by securing a parking spot with your car overnight.
  • Stay on budget! Preparation is key. Disassembling any furniture, bagging / boxing all loose items and having everything packed and ready will help make the move go smoothly!