One of the biggest advantages about working with a professional moving company is having access to all of the options available in packing supplies and services to help make your move even easier. Whether you decide to pack your belongings yourself, or if you are hiring the residential moving company to take care of all those details for you, it pays to know a little something about how to pack your most important things to safeguard them for transportation from your current residence to your new home.
Conlon Moving & Storage is one of the most popular moving companies in Massachusetts, providing top quality services to residential and commercial clients throughout the Southern New England states. We provide full service moving, including packing supplies and services, which can be added to any service package to help facilitate your move. Whether you are moving locally to a new home, or if you are moving across the country or around the globe, let Conlon Moving & Storage help you move your things with ease.
Tip #1 – Boxes, Boxes, Boxes
The first and most important thing that you will need from your residential moving company in the Swansea, MA area are boxes. Make sure to get boxes of many different sizes, not just the biggest boxes that they sell. Some people think that it’s a good idea to just throw everything into a bunch of same-sized boxes and sort it all out a the new place, but studies show that the best moves are completed when special care is taken to safeguard the items that are being moved.
Some examples of how to use differently sized boxes can include:
- smaller boxes – heavy items like books, kitchen cookware, etc.
- larger boxes – light items like pillows, blankets and other linens
- small boxes within larger boxes – put fragile items inside their own boxes and pack those boxes carefully inside of larger boxes to keep everything from one room all together
Make sure to put heavier items at the bottom of boxes and fill with lighter items on top to prevent crushing or toppling during the move. Your professional moving company will have even more packing tips for boxes that you can use to your advantage.
Tip #2 – Label, Label, Label
Don’t underestimate the importance of labeling absolutely every single box. There’s nothing quite like looking for “that one thing” you need really bad and having to open four or five boxes until you find it. Some people are even more organized with their labeling and they will keep a spreadsheet or legal pad list of all the items in each numbered or lettered box. While not everyone goes to that extent, it is important that your packing supplies and services include a good permanent marker that can be used to label each and every box that you pack.
Some basic tips for labeling your boxes from our professional moving company include:
- pack everything from the same room into each box, don’t mix items between boxes
- label each box with the room that you want it to go into at the new house
- include a simple description of the contents that are in each box
if you do decide to number or letter each box, still put the room that it will go into on the box for easier sorting with the residential moving company and for unpacking at the new place
Tip #3 – Tape, Tape, Tape
It can’t be said enough, if you are packing up your own things to be moved with the professional moving companies in Massachusetts, make sure to use enough tape to keep the boxes secured. When purchasing packing supplies and services from the residential moving company, make sure to get the right kind of tape and ensure that you have enough. You don’t want to be in the middle of packing just to find out that you don’t have enough tape to finish the job.
Make sure to use a couple of pieces on each box to close the bottom before packing and then a couple more pieces when you are done to close the top and any edges where stress will be concentrated. This will prevent the boxes from popping open during transport by the professional moving company and will also help to protect your things that are inside. Ask your moving company about custom crating for specialty items, such as expensive artwork, mirrors and other large or odd-shaped items that won’t fit in a regular sized box.
Tip #4 – Call Conlon Moving & Storage
If you are planning a residential move in the Southern New England region, contact Conlon Moving & Storage for a FREE estimate on your next move. We are a professional moving company with many years of experience working with both residential and commercial clients. As an official agent of United Van Lines, we are one of the largest moving companies in Massachusetts. We can provide you with any equipment, tools, packing supplies and services you need to move locally, out of state or anywhere in the world. Give us a call at 508-336-7766 to learn more about our residential moving company services or to schedule an appointment with one of our moving logistics specialists.