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Packing And Moving Preparations

At one time in their lives, most people will have to move.  Packing and accomplishing any move, no matter how near or far, takes preparation.

If a decision is made to hire professional movers, these people will need to be contacted and arrangements made to secure their services as soon as possible. 

From there, packing can begin, and the earlier the better.  While there is no “set” way to pack, there are some ways that do seem to work the best.

Rooms should be packed one by one, with boxes and containers being labeled as packing occurs.  Correct and clear labeling will be invaluable when the times comes to unpack.

Those items that are not currently or will not be needed for a while can be packed the soonest.  This includes any out-of-season clothing, decorations, ornaments, and things of that nature.

Heavy objects should be put in the smallest boxes possible; most other items can go into medium or “regular” size boxes.  All boxes and containers should be heavy enough to hold the contents.  If necessary, re-enforce weak areas with strong tape.  Boxes should weigh no more than 50 pounds, if that much.

ALL boxes and containers should be numbered and the room to which they belong should be clearly marked.  It might be a good idea to make a list or log.

Have material on hand that can be used as “filler”, but remember that sheets, towels, bed linens, soft clothing, and even stuffed toys can be used to cushion items in boxes.

Pack a “first night essentials” box and make sure it is loaded in such a manner that it can be accessed immediately upon arrival at the new residence.  Include items for meal preparation, toiletries, and other necessities.