Prepping for a long-distance move isn’t just about organizing and packing up your belongings. It’s also about making sure things are packed in a way that ensures they arrive safely and in one piece. These moving industry packing tips are just what you need to reduce damage and breakage during transit.
While Georgetown Moving and Storage Company provides professional packing services for our Maryland, Washington, DC, and Northern Virginia customers, some people prefer to do all or most of the packing themselves. If you’re one of them, here’s how to pack things up in a way that makes it easy for your movers to do their job.
Don’t forget to pack a small suitcase for each family member with essentials like clean clothes and toiletries.
Everyone loves scoring boxes for free, and some of them are pretty sturdy. However, quality moving boxes are relatively inexpensive, especially when you consider how much protection they provide for your valuable belongings.
Don’t leave empty spaces in any of your boxes. Filling in gaps with foam peanuts, clothing, or packing paper prevents items from shifting and getting damaged during the long haul to your new home. Use professional-strength packing tape (not duct tape) to seal top and bottom box seams firmly. When packing up fragile items, use plenty of paper and padding, so they arrive securely and in one piece.
When you hire a reliable and trustworthy long-distance moving company, you can count on your movers knowing how to perform their job safely and efficiently. You can help the day go more smoothly by giving them a brief introduction to your home and letting them know where they can park the truck or trucks. Point out which boxes contain fragile items so they can make a note on how to load them. And you can never go wrong by having some bottled water handy so everyone stays hydrated.
Georgetown Moving and Storage wants your long-distance move to go as smoothly as possible, and we hope these tips help remove the stress that often accompanies a big move. To learn more about preparing for moving day, contact us online today or give us a call at 703-889-8899.