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Pack Smart to Avoid Problems on the Move

Why Precise Packing Is Crucial for a Successful Move

Advice regarding successful moving overflows on the Internet. There are entire books written on the subject, so you only have to buckle down and get into researching everything you need to know. In this article, we will try to explain in the most concise manner how you should approach packing and what key steps you should never miss.

Let’s start!

how to pack smart during your relocation

Number one. Start packing early!As far as advice goes, there is no better than this one. The sooner you start – the better. Packing takes the longest which is something a lot of people underestimate. Start by doing one room each day so that you can avoid the madness at the end. This is a very popular way to ensure that you don’t miss a thing and everything is ready right on time. This way you will also be much more organized, and you will be able to keep track of what you have already packed and what is left to be prepared.

Number two. Trim the fat.
Go over your belongings and think about what you really need and want to keep, and what you can leave behind. Are there stuff that you have not used for years? Leave them behind! Unless they have any sentimental value, just forget about them and don’t look back. This will help you on two major levels – your packing will be shorter and easier, and your move will be cheaper. Don’t forget that movers charge for weight, so the thinner you pack – the better.

Number three. Put labels on everything!
awesome moving tipsIf you are doing each room at a time, don’t just label the boxes according to the rooms, e.g. “Jimmy’s bedroom”, “Living room”, etc. Write down what each box contains and keep track of the contents so that it is easier for you to distribute the boxes and unpack them when you move in. You will thank us when you start looking for a random item like a hairdryer. Also, avoid overusing the “Misc.” label.

Number four. One room at a time.
We want to emphasize on the importance of doing each room completely before you go to the next. That way you will be able to organize your boxes better, and you will not end up with 5 boxes from 5 different rooms labeled “Miscellaneous”, not having very good idea what their contents are.

Number five. Documents & personal papers.
These are important stuff that you should always have with you. Don’t leave them behind, even if there are documents that you haven’t used in a while. You don’t know what might happen. All of your important papers and documentation should be packed in a separate box, or shipped to you by your family after you move in. There are many reasons to do this and identity theft is only one of them. It is almost equally hard to begin recreating passports, bank statements or replacing other important documents.

Number six. Precious items.
Most movers usually want to avoid transporting high-value belongings such as artwork, expensive collections, jewelry, etc. You might need extra moving insurance in such cases.

We hope this was helpful, and if you haven’t started packing but you plan on moving – this is the perfect moment to begin! If you need a reliable moving company in Reston, VA, just give Reston Econo Van Lines LLC a call at (703) 520-7008 today! We will be happy to assist you with your relocation, and you can rest assured that our movers will take good care of your items, guaranteeing their safe delivery!

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