Moving Blog & Tips
Boxes, paper/bubble wrap, and tape
Buy extra tape and boxes, and return any materials you don't need after the move. We suggest saving 10 boxes for moving day for last minute items such as bedding.
Start by packing out-of-season items and books you won't need right away.
Pack similar items together.
For delicate items, place crushed paper in the bottom of a carton for cushioning.
Use clothing and towels as packing material, which is budget and eco-friendly. Just make sure they are not items you will need soon!
Place the heaviest items on the bottom and the lightest on top.
Put fragile items in small boxes, and put smaller boxes inside larger boxes.
Aim to pack the box firmly, filling in any empty spaces. The top should not bulge open or sag inward.
As you finish with each carton, list the contents on the side of the carton for easy viewing. You may also want to code the boxes and enter items in a special notebook.
Take a photo of how your electronics are connected so you can remember how and where all the wires go.
Write down the room where each box should be delivered. Then tape a sign on the door of each room at your destination so movers can get the boxes to the right room. Color coded tape works great!
Pack essentials you will need right away in a clear plastic bin or overnight bag. You may want to include a box cutter, kitchen items such as plates, cookware and utensils, phone chargers, paper towels, toilet paper, tooth brushes, tooth paste, soap, a towel, and tools.
Finally, if possible, clean your new home before you arrive, put up a new shower curtain liner, and stock some bath towels and toilet paper. You’ll probably want to take a hot shower after a long day of moving!