Moving is not an easy job but with some professional advice, you can make it much easier. Here are some points that you should keep in mind when you are shifting from one place to other. Research movers well in advance. Some of the seasons like summer are usually busy for the moving companies. They may have advance bookings for weeks or even months. It's always a good idea to select your preferred providers and contact them as soon as your moving dates are finalized. Take advice from your friends and relatives and make sure the prices are in line with the other providers so that you don't end up paying extra fee in the end. It's also a good idea to designate a room in the middle of your house as the packing room. It saves you from having a mess in all of your rooms and makes the process a lot more efficient. It's usually more convenient to have a large table in this room so that you can pack your items while standing up. The key to get things packed efficiently lies in getting specialized boxes for fragile and uniquely shaped items. You can purchase these boxes from any good moving company. Some of the things that you should keep in mind while packing are as follows.
  • Don't pack books or heavy items in large boxes. They may fall apart under pressure.
  • Put heavy items at the bottom of the boxes
  • Do not place heavy items with breakable items.
  • Pack unused items first.
  • Wrap mirrors and wall paintings with blankets and put them in flat boxes.
  • Purchase dish boxes to hold your breakable kitchen utensils.
  • Keep extra boxes with you so that you do not run out of boxes while packing.
  • Name boxes appropriately with a marker
  • Have some wardrobe boxes for hanging your expensive clothes.
  • Wrap your electronic items with towels or blankets before placing them in boxes. Put extra padding in the boxes.
  • Label the cords for electronic items appropriately before packing them.
Make a donation or sell-off pile as you begin packing your items. Keep all the items that you don't plan to use in this pile. This will lessen your moving cost and decrease your shipment budget. If possible, plan ahead to prepare your new home for your arrival.
  • Research the closest pharmacy, hospital, gas station, grocery store etc.
  • Fill the medicine cabinet with bandages, thermometer, peroxide and other necessary medicines.
  • Stock the refrigerator with the items your family requires and enjoys.
  • Set out fresh towels, sheets, soap, toilet papers, light bulbs and other items because it will be too difficult to sift through the whole luggage when it arrives.
  • Put a place-in note on each bedroom labeling it such that it matches with the labels on your boxes for the movers to place things correctly. Call Amstar Movers for advice.