As the owner of a moving company in Cincinnati, I am more than aware of the dangers that come from incorrect packing. Packing with the wrong supplies, or sloppily packing in a rush, can result in huge expenses in replacing your precious belongings.
That’s why I agreed to write this comprehensive blog to help the people in El Paso pack efficiently and effectively.
When to Start Packing to Move
There isn’t a clear-cut answer or to when you should start packing for your move because there are different aspects of the packing process. Here are some of the times that you should begin certain steps:
5-7 Weeks Out: Clean your home and decide which items to take with you.
4 Weeks Out: Decide how you’ll move. Whether full-service or D.I.Y, it may affect how you pack.
2-3 Weeks Out: Start packing your items, labeling your boxes, and getting your non-essential items put away.
1 Week Out: Pack the items that are essential for your day-to-day life. Be sure to leave yourself a set of items that you can work out of, such as clothes to wear on moving day.
With this guide, you’ll be on pace to keep the packing process stress-free.
What Supplies are Needed
It is incredibly important to use all of the right packing supplies. Using the wrong materials can result in busted and damaged goods. In order to pack your full house without potential issues, be sure to be stocked up with:
- Bubble Wrap
- Moving Blankets
- Moving Boxes
- Plastic, Stackable Totes
With these supplies, you will be able to rest assured that your items are safe throughout the moving process.
What to Pack First for Your Move
The answer to “What should I pack first for my move?” has a pretty big variance depending on the situation. To answer your question, no matter what your situation is, you can follow this list, starting with the most important items to pack first:
- Any Items Going to Storage Whether in El Paso or Elsewhere
- Out of Season Clothes and Decorations
- Fine China
- Decorative Items
- Books (That You Aren’t Currently Reading)
It’s all about knocking out items that you know you won’t be using first. If you have been planning on storage, this is a lot easier. If not, you’ll have to evaluate what items you use in your day-to-day life.
Other Questions You May Have About Packing
As my time running moving operations spanning across Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati, I have heard a lot of questions regarding packing. From people who want to make the process easier to people who are in a time crunch, everyone has their reason and everyone has their question.
Here are some of the more popular ones I’ve seen:
Are There Quick Tips to Make Packing Simpler?
When it comes to making packing easy, decluttering is king. That means selling, donating, or even throwing away items that you don’t need anymore. There are plenty of charities in El Paso that would like to have many of your discards.
It’s simple: fewer items means less packing. While the logic may be basic, the results are huge. That’s because you will have to be going through and organizing your items as you declutter which is a key aspect of moving.
How to Pack to Move in a Hurry?
Ideally, you would stay as organized as possible when packing. However, when you’re doing last-minute packing for your move, you may not have as much of a choice. That means you should “pack now and sort later”. Unpacking will be more difficult, but at least you don’t have a clock ticking while you handle that.
How Can Professional Movers Help with Packing?
Turns out, you don’t have to do any packing at all! If you move with a full-service moving company, you will have the option to leave all, or some of the packing, and even the unpacking to the professionals. Depending on the moving company you choose, you could even get some free moving boxes.