How to pack for a move?
Packing for a move can be one of the most time-consuming tasks, especially when it comes to ensuring that all of your belongings are secure during relocation. Whether you’re moving just down the street or across the country, there are some key tips and strategies to make packing up much easier.
- Gather all the necessary packing supplies. You’ll need a variety of boxes in different shapes and sizes as well as packing tape, bubble wrap, newspaper or other wrapping materials, markers for labeling your boxes, and scissors. If possible try to purchase supplies at least three weeks prior to the moving date; this way, you won’t feel rushed when it comes time to pack up your home.
- Separate belongings into categories. Start by making an inventory of all your stuff. Create three groups: “keep”, “donate”, and “throw away” for items that are broken or worn out beyond repair. If you haven’t used something in more than a year, it’s probably time to donate or throw it away! Consider having garage sales to make extra cash while decluttering at the same time.
- Pack room by room. Taking each room one at a time and breaking down the items into manageable chunks will help you stay organized and efficient. Begin with things you don’t often use, such as seasonal decorations or collection pieces that are stored away in closets or cabinets. Then move on to larger items that require extra care when being packed away, like mirrors or electronics.
- Label each moving box with its contents. Use labels that are clear and easy to read, such as a room name or an item category (clothing, kitchenware, etc.). This will make it easier to know where certain items go when you unpack at your new home.
- Secure moving boxes. Reinforcing each box with tape helps protect against damage should the boxes get wet or bumped around on their journey from an old home to a new one. Tape all seams and closures so that no air can escape and nothing can get into the boxes during transit. Additionally, using quality packing materials like bubble wrap or foam peanuts ensures everything stays securely in place within each box.
At Superior Mover, we offer comprehensive packing services, which include providing all necessary supplies, carefully wrapping items, and securely loading everything onto the truck. We also provide partial-service packing where you pack some items yourself and leave the more difficult ones for us such as furniture, fragile pieces, mattresses and more. No matter what kind of service you choose from us, Superior Mover will help ensure your possessions are packed with care and arrive safely at your new home or office.
What customers are saying about our packers
My wife and I had a big move and both movers were continuously hard workers and did everything they could to achieve the client’s satisfaction. It was a long distance move and difficult job and they handled it more than well. I highly recommend Superior Mover.28.06.2022
A moving company that can be trusted. I am totally satisfied with the service provided by their team. They were incredibly attentive to my precious belongings and made a move quite a simple process.27.06.2022
Superior Mover just moved my belongings to a new apartment. They were careful, efficient, and very cordial. I will use them again without hesitation.08.06.2022
Relocation with Superior Mover was a pleasure and not a stressful experience at all. The movers arrived punctually and packed our stuff as we asked them. They were careful with our belongings. I am happy to recommend this company to everyone!01.06.2022
Hands down this сompany is the best in town. Alex and Abdi were amazing, very polite hard working people. Everything was taken care of. I’m very satisfied with their services. I would definitely use this company in the future.14.05.2022
The movers from Superior Mover worked quickly, they clearly knew what they were supposed to do and did an amazing job. They took the time to answer our questions and explain the process when we had them. If so, I’d like to say thank you very much.28.06.2022
My experience with this company was fantastic. We had a local move. They replied quickly to my quote, had good prices, and made us feel good before the move had even happened.27.06.2022
These people really care about doing a good job and practicing good customer service, which is hard to find these days. The movers arrived early, were very polite and hard working.08.06.2022
The Superior Mover is an excellent company for moving your business. Thank you so much for all of your hard work and for providing such an accurate estimate when you completed the first setup. Moving with these people is so time-saving.31.05.2022
They were awesome! They packed and moved everything very fast and the price was amazing! All our items arrived completely safe. Thank you for the hard work!24.05.2022
We recently moved from Toronto up to Vancouver and chose Superior Mover to shift our furniture and household goods. The team that arrived was friendly, professional and nothing was too much trouble. I would highly recommend using their service.27.06.2022
The Superior Mover team made moving a dream! Even with awkward furniture, narrow hallways and stairs they took wonderful care of our belongings. I will never stress about moving again. Thank you!27.05.2022
Moved my company to a better office. Throughout the process, they were very responsive. Pickup and delivery were quick and efficient. All items arrived without any damage. Totally recommend their services.27.05.2022
They arrived promptly, worked efficiently, and had a positive attitude the entire time. Superior Mover were great to work with! I would use them for our next move.27.05.2022
I am extremely happy with the service. The team is careful with all items we ask them to move, and even the glassware and pottery were well-protected and labeled.27.05.2022