When you’re getting ready to move house, there are a lot of things to do to ensure that everything goes smoothly. It can seem like your to-do lists are never-ending, but luckily, there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel. Before you know it, you’ll be all moved into your new home, settling in. But before we get that far, let’s go over a few helpful tips that can help the process along.

#1: Make Sure you Schedule to Pack

This seems a bit obvious, doesn’t it? It should be. But in reality, plenty of people get so overwhelmed with the idea that packing up their entire lives that they put it off until the last possible second--when movers arrive for the move. It’s important to pack your household up before you’re supposed to be heading out the door. Even if it’s just a little bit each day, set goals for yourself and your family so that the big project doesn’t seem so scary.

#2: Have a Packing Strategy

In a similar vein, it’s important to have a packing strategy. Packing everything from one room into the same box can be a good strategy, or simply separating belongings based on how soon you will need them once you’re moved into your new home. Whatever your strategy is, it will make the unpacking process a lot easier and take a lot of stress out of the experience.

#3: Use Quality Packing Supplies

Using boxes that have been used ten times over might be the most economical way to do things, but one thing you do not ever want to have to deal with is feeling the bottom of one of your boxes drop out mid-move! Make sure to use the proper packing supplies—reinforced boxes, extra padding, and secure tape—so that your possessions arrive safe and sound at your new home. Better yet, kill two birds with one stone and pack fragile things with your linens! 

#4: Keep a Box of Your Essentials Separate

Sorting your essentials into a separate box will help you find things like your toiletries, work clothes you need to wear the day after your move, and other personal belongings that make the moving transition an easy one.

#5: Label Your Boxes

It’s also key to label your boxes. This saves a lot of time, since you won’t have to tear through six boxes of books and knickknacks when you’re just trying to find the cookware for your new kitchen. Labeling boxes seems like such a simple tip, and it is, but if you’ve ever forgotten to do it or written it off as a waste of time, you know how important it is.

If you don’t want to have to deal with having to coordinate your household move all on your own, hiring professional movers can be a lifesaver. At Morgan Manhattan, we offer comprehensive moving services that include packing services, so all you have to do is show up at your new home and enjoy.

Learn more about our services today—call for a free moving estimate or fill out our quick online quote form to get started!