Moving is one of the biggest hassles you will ever experience, and long-distance moves can be especially aggravating. Experts at Kalamazoo Moving Companies will make sure that the inconvenience is kept to a minimum, but if you would rather do it yourself, you can simplify the task by using the packing and preparation tips below.

Packing Tips from the Pros

A professional mover knows that efficient packing starts with a plan. When you are ready to get started, place a table in the middle of the room with easily accessible boxes and packing materials. Choose a part of the room and work your way around in a clockwise direction. Packing can be tedious, but you will make progress as long as you have a plan in place.

The pros can also tell you that what you pack is not as important as how it is packed. Filling boxes for a move is more scientific than you may expect. Not only should heavier things be placed at the bottom of each box, those boxes should be of the right size. If you use boxes that are too large, either you will make it too heavy to be carried or you will end up with a half-full box. Fill each box tightly so there is less chance that your items will shift during moving.

Packing your Breakables

Kalamazoo Moving Companies are experts at packing delicate items. A long-distance move can be very hard on fragile things, and you should take certain cautions to keep them safe. Packing of fragile items should begin with each being wrapped in newspaper or bubble wrap. Dishes can be stacked for wrapping as long as there is bubble wrap or newspaper in between them.

To make sure your items arrive at their destination intact, you need to do more than wrapping and packing carefully. Kalamazoo Moving Companies will diligently keep inventory of your belongings, and boxes will be labeled. Proper labeling helps movers to keep track of things, and it will help you when unpacking starts. Label boxes with a description of their contents, and the room in which they belong. When you unpack, you will know what’s in the box and where it goes before you open it.

Find experts at Kuiper Brothers for long-distance moves in Kalamazoo.