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Get a Move-On Before the Holidays: 5 Tips for Packing

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Get a Move-On Before the Holidays: 5 Tips for Packing

That special time of year is approaching rapidly, and we’re sure you have your hands full. If you’re in the midst of packing for a move during this holiday season, you’re more than likely frazzled! Being toppled with the stress of the holidays and juggling boxes too? We feel you. Moving is tough, exhausting, and mind-boggling. How on earth are you going to get all that stuff somewhere else? Sometimes it may seem like there aren’t enough boxes on planet Earth to fit it all. Well, we might have a few tips that can help you dissolve the situation!

Label your boxes with pictures and include the room it’s destined for.

Ever finish packing a box, pause, and then wonder what you just put inside? We’re all human, yes, most of us have experienced moments like that. That is why it is important to grab a pen and write it down immediately–maybe even before you put anything in it. Later, you can print out a better sign or scrawl it in large permanent marker, color code it, etc., but for now, you just need to know what’s what and where it’s going (kitchen, bathroom, etc.). Once everything is packed inside, grab your phone or a camera and take a picture. Print it out, tape it on. Now you know EXACTLY what is in that box because there’s a picture showing you where that one purple plate is that you need for next week.

Heavier items on the bottom, lighter items on the top.

No one wants an unbalanced box. Even if things aren’t breakable, carrying a wiggling box because the items on top are heavier, is just going to be a hassle for you or anyone else. Keep it simple and balanced by putting heavier items in first and even heavier boxes on the bottom when stacking anything.

Pack plates vertically and bundle breakables together.

When you stack plates one on top of the other, they are more likely to break. If they are vertical, they will only sway and brush up against each other. Be sure to pack in the spaces with anything you can find: newspapers, scrap paper, fabrics, clothes, towels, bubble wrap, you name it. When breakables are wrapped in close proximity to each other, tightly compact, they are less likely to break. Cups and bowls can be placed inside of one another with paper in between. Keeping everything together is a better idea for the safety of your breakables.

Take a photo of how your electronics are connected before disassembling.

This is straightforward. Remember how your TV is set up? No one does. It’s better to snap a quick picture before untangling the mess and trying to put it all back into place at your new location.

Hire us for help.

It’s okay to acquire the help of residential movers in Bucks County PA! Most of the time, you need it. Think of how strenuous you feel just trying to pack everything up. What about your piano–your artwork? Enlist our help and we promise we won’t ever let you down. Moving should be an exciting adventure, not numbing work. Call Hammer’s Moving & Storage, your go-to residential movers in Main Line, PA.  

 


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That special time of year is approaching rapidly, and we’re sure you have your hands full. If you’re in the midst of packing for a move during this holiday season, you’re more than likely frazzled! Being toppled with the stress of the holidays and juggling boxes too? We feel you. Moving is tough, exhausting, and mind-boggling. How on earth are you going to get all that stuff somewhere else? Sometimes it may seem like there aren’t enough boxes on planet Earth to fit it all. Well, we might have a few tips that can help you dissolve the situation!

Label your boxes with pictures and include the room it’s destined for.

Ever finish packing a box, pause, and then wonder what you just put inside? We’re all human, yes, most of us have experienced moments like that. That is why it is important to grab a pen and write it down immediately–maybe even before you put anything in it. Later, you can print out a better sign or scrawl it in large permanent marker, color code it, etc., but for now, you just need to know what’s what and where it’s going (kitchen, bathroom, etc.). Once everything is packed inside, grab your phone or a camera and take a picture. Print it out, tape it on. Now you know EXACTLY what is in that box because there’s a picture showing you where that one purple plate is that you need for next week.

Heavier items on the bottom, lighter items on the top.

No one wants an unbalanced box. Even if things aren’t breakable, carrying a wiggling box because the items on top are heavier, is just going to be a hassle for you or anyone else. Keep it simple and balanced by putting heavier items in first and even heavier boxes on the bottom when stacking anything.

Pack plates vertically and bundle breakables together.

When you stack plates one on top of the other, they are more likely to break. If they are vertical, they will only sway and brush up against each other. Be sure to pack in the spaces with anything you can find: newspapers, scrap paper, fabrics, clothes, towels, bubble wrap, you name it. When breakables are wrapped in close proximity to each other, tightly compact, they are less likely to break. Cups and bowls can be placed inside of one another with paper in between. Keeping everything together is a better idea for the safety of your breakables.

Take a photo of how your electronics are connected before disassembling.

This is straightforward. Remember how your TV is set up? No one does. It’s better to snap a quick picture before untangling the mess and trying to put it all back into place at your new location.

Hire us for help.

It’s okay to acquire the help of residential movers in Bucks County PA! Most of the time, you need it. Think of how strenuous you feel just trying to pack everything up. What about your piano–your artwork? Enlist our help and we promise we won’t ever let you down. Moving should be an exciting adventure, not numbing work. Call Hammer’s Moving & Storage, your go-to residential movers in Main Line, PA.  

 



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