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. 

How Professional Movers Make Your Move Easy

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. Even if you’re living by yourself, having a support system around you to both support you emotionally and to help you out with the packing process can make things infinitely easier for your entire move. Another helpful support to have on your side? The right professional moving company!

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. Not to mention, having a professional crew of movers on your side will let you sit back and relax while they do all of the heavy liftings – literally! This will also take a lot of stress off of you and will let you know that your things are being moved efficiently and with the utmost care and attention to detail.

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.If you’re hesitant to get rid of your things, try to sort through them by determining what you’ve used recently, and what you don’t use often. Even if you appreciate the clothing or items, there’s no use keeping something you don’t actually use.Look into donating, giving away, or selling the items you’ve decluttered from your home to avoid creating too much waste as much as possible. Even if you don’t use these things, there’s always somebody out there who will! That being said, if these items aren’t in the best shape, look into recycling them if possible.
  • 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. When going through your items and beginning to pack up your rooms, start with decorative items or nonessentials first.This will let you get a lot of items packed up and out of the way, without having to worry about the things you need to use being accidentally packed away. Additionally, one of the most important things you can do is to remember to label all of the items you’re packing up. This will let you pack like with like, and will ensure that your items are kept safe and that fragile things won’t be accidentally packed with items that could damage them. This will also make things easier to load onto your moving truck for your professional moving company, and will also let you unpack much faster.
  • 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! Make sure you’ve prepared yourself, your family, and any pets you have to take on a journey like this, and that you have your essentials packed and kept with you to have while you wait for your items to be delivered.If you’re taking on a road trip to head to your new home, make sure to also have your route planned out so you’re ready for whatever might be in store during your relocation.If 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. With both these helpful tips for residential moving, plus the best residential moving company on your side, you’ll be able to take on your move with ease, no matter how far of a distance you’ll be traveling or how small or large-scale your move is. See what Ray the Mover can do to make your relocation an easy one today.

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