Moving & Packing Tips for Your Next Residential Move

29 Mar 2022

Coordinating and planning a residential move isn’t an easy process, no matter how many times you may have done it before. Especially if you’re planning a residential move for your family, having the right moving tips to point you in the right direction can be a make or break for your move. It can also really make the difference between being prepared for your relocation and scrambling last minute. 


Tackling a residential move isn’t something you should be doing alone, as it’s very overwhelming, stressful, and just a pain to carry out on your own. 


Though many think hiring professional movers might not be worth the cost, having professionals on your side to handle everything for you from start to finish is incredibly beneficial, easy, and even oftentimes comes out to be a similar cost to trying to do your entire move by yourself. Looking to start off your moving process right, before you even start using our moving and packing tips? Have the right residential moving services for your relocation with Ray the Mover’s customized moving packages. 


Residential Moving Tips

Once you’ve booked your professional movers and already made your life so much easier before your move, it’s time to make your move that much easier with our moving and packing tips. 



  • Get Organized


One of the most important things you can do in your moving preparation process is to organize your things well ahead of time to take stock of what you have and what needs to be packed with what. After all, trying to pack cluttered closets would be a nightmare for even the most experienced packer. 



  • Make an Outline & Strategy


Once you’ve straightened and organized your home, make a plan of attack for your move. Outline what you want to pack and when, and make a strategy to pack over time (starting as early as possible) to make the packing process gradual and not all at once. 



  • Declutter Your Home


Once you’ve made your plan, clear out any items you don’t want or need, and won’t be taking with you. Having unnecessary items with you not only makes it harder to pack but can also cost you more money. 



  • Obtain Packing Materials


Now that you’ve eliminated unnecessary items, obtain boxes and other packing materials to begin the packing process. You can look for free boxes and materials on Facebook Marketplace, local businesses who have extras from shipments, or just from family or friends. 



  • Start Packing Room by Room


When you have your materials, start the packing process gradually, and take things room by room to keep organized. Doing this will also make unpacking much easier. Don’t forget to label!



  • Determine What You’re Keeping with You on Moving Day


Because you’ll be waiting a (short) period of time for your items to arrive from your moving company, having clothes and toiletries with you to tide you over until your items arrive is very important. Additionally, always keep valuables and important documents with you during your move. 



  • Get Ready for Moving Day!


Now that you’ve done all you can do to be ready for your move, it’s time to take on moving day! Because you’re working with Ray the Mover, thankfully your move will be taken care of from start to finish, and you’ll be able to sit back and relax after doing all of that preparation.