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Packing Tips for Efficient Relocations

Posted on: July 18, 2023 | by: Hall Lane Movers July 18, 2023

Packing may quickly become the most inconvenient aspect of relocating. It may go on indefinitely and take over your life – and your space. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to! It all boils down to approach, as it does with many things in life. A proper packing strategy saves time, money, space, and frustration. We’ve compiled a list of our top seven packing suggestions. These suggestions may appear obvious, but believe us when we say they are frequently overlooked!


  1. Begin Early

We recognize that you may not always have the luxury of a considerable period of time before moving day. When you’re working on a tight deadline, it might be difficult. Still, don’t allow the tension to overwhelm you and keep you from getting back on track!


Start organizing your packing as soon as possible, regardless of how much time you have before moving day. Don’t put it off until the last minute. If you start late, it’s hard to pack efficiently.


  1. Create a Strategy

Making a plan is critical to remaining efficient. You can be calm and comfortable during the entire process if you have a strategy. When you’re calm, you’re most efficient!


Begin by creating a to-do list and a timetable for completing these tasks. Regarding packing, beginning as soon as possible with your most fragile belongings is ideal. This allows you to wrap and bundle them without feeling rushed gently.


Items you use less frequently will most likely be next on your list. Include out-of-season clothes or athletic equipment in this step. Of course, save your daily usage stuff for last because you’ll need them till moving day.


  1. Declutter

You almost certainly have some spare items laying around. Clothes you haven’t worn in years, books you’ll never read again, and much more. Gather your donations and for-sale goods. Make sure to put the completion of these tasks at the top of your list. Selling products may take longer than expected.


  1. Gather Supplies

If you want to pack efficiently, make sure you can remain in the flow once you get started. That implies you should have all of your materials on hand. You can find free boxes in several locations, and we recommend getting them from local stores. You’ll also need tape, markers, labels, and packing paper and bubble wrap for sensitive objects.


Stocking up on necessities while avoiding amassing too many things is a tricky balance. That’s why it’s a good idea to pare down ahead of time so you know exactly how much is traveling with you.


Consider purchasing specialized supplies such as wardrobe or dish packs. Wardrobe boxes allow you to pack clothes without removing it from the rack, which makes packing and unpacking more efficient. Dish boxes will safeguard your dishes or glasses since they include specialized dividers that prevent clashes in transit.


  1. Make the Most of What You Have

Only some things necessitate the use of professional supplies. If your dresser isn’t too heavy, you can secure lightweight objects in the drawers. To safeguard goods, wrap them with towels, sheets, and pieces of clothes. Suitcases can be used in instead of boxes.


Use your imagination and what you have. This will allow for more effective packing and unpacking – fewer items to dispose of on the other side!


  1. Designate a Location

You’ll have packed boxes around your house for a while because you’re starting early (right?). As a result, you may find yourself gazing at mounds of packing supplies and stacks of packed boxes. Instead, set aside an area for packing.

Set up a packing area in a spare or underutilized room. Keep your packing items there, and neatly stack your boxes once they’re ready to travel. Create a corner for this , even if you don’t have extra room.


  1. Hire Professionals

Nothing beats having someone else pack your belongings for you!

What may take you days or weeks will take somebody with greater expertise far less time. Full-service movers are skilled packers. They’ll even spare you the trouble of searching for and disposing of stuff on the opposite side.


Whether you need assistance on moving day or a full-service mover to pack for you, Hall Lane can help you discover the right aid. Our simple online tool will link you with a reputable mover near you in just a few minutes.