Packing and Moving Tips

Use bubble wrap to pack glassware in boxes or plastic containers.

Use bubble wrap to pack glassware in boxes or plastic containers.


  • Allow Time: An organized move can take a month or longer, especially if you’re planning to have a yard sale.
  • Find Transportation: Reserve moving trucks or companies well in advance. If you’re hiring movers, check references, licenses, and insurance policies.
  • Think Big: Don’t skimp on the size of your moving truck! The cost difference for a larger truck or trailer is cheaper than the last minute expense and stress of extra trips or vehicles.
  • Plan Ahead: Figure out how you’re going to use each room in your new house and where your furniture will fit, then pack and label your boxes according to the room they’re for.
  • Gather Boxes: Stock up on boxes, totes, bubble wrap, packing tape, labels, and markers. You can never have too many!
  • Purge: Challenge yourself to see how much unneeded stuff you can get rid of. As packing progresses, it’s tempting to just throw things in to deal with later; but it’s always much harder later!
  • Staging Areas: Set up one or more staging area for packing and organizing. Save your back by filling boxes on folding tables or chairs, rather than on the floor.


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  • Official Comment:

    Thomas Boni Says:
    March 1st, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community, Ellen!
    Take care. 🙂

  • Ellen Says:
    February 28th, 2019 at 1:22 am

    Some good and effective packaging and moving tips include:
    Ordering a lot of boxes in various sizes, I would recommend to order fewer big boxes and more small boxes in order to pack your stuff smartly.
    Instead of using newspaper and magazine select special paper packaging, as this prevent ink stains which usually sticks over the objects during long distance moving.
    Do not forget to label your boxes so you must know which objects are present in the box and to which room those items belong to.

  • Says:
    June 16th, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    Moving into new apartments can be a daunting task for anybody, but with a little planning and some help it doesn’t have to be so overwhelming. Whether you plan on moving yourself or hiring professional movers,. Thanks for posting these moving and packing tips.

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