Preparing an entire household for a move can feel wholly overwhelming. Deciding what to toss vs. keep? Figuring out how to properly pack up clothes, shoes, books, decor and precious life mementos without any damage? It’s a lot.
Luckily, MaxiMoving’s professional packers have created the ultimate top-to-bottom guide to seamlessly pack every single beloved possession so you feel 100% mentally prepared when moving day inevitably arrives.
These industry-approved packing materials, methods and organizational tips will transform even the most chaotic mess into a streamlined system of securely transported boxes anyone would envy!
Quality Packing Supplies Are Key
Before haphazardly stuffing random items into free liquor store boxes, invest in premium packing materials. This allows you to categorize and protect all possessions in an organized fashion. Be sure to stock up on:
- Bubble wrap sheets (to swaddle delicate items)
- Packing tape & permanent markers (to seal boxes and clearly label contents)
- Variety of box sizes – wardrobe boxes, book boxes, dish barrels, etc. (to appropriately fit each room’s items)
- Newsprint and packing paper (to snugly line boxes and wrap fragile wares)
- Zippered mattress bags (to prevent bed bugs and debris contamination)
- Furniture blankets (to shield wooden furniture scuffs and scratches)
This packing supply starter kit ensures you’re fully covered to safely and ultra-efficiently pack entire households with keen attention to detail.
Prepare Your Move by Packing Fragile Kitchenwares
Let’s start in the nerve-racking kitchen. Between sharp knives, delicate glassware and bulky pots hanging overhead, this space houses many complex packing puzzles. Utilize these expert techniques perfected over thousands of client moves:
- Individually wrap every glass, plate and mug securely first in a protective bubble wrap or tissue paper layer before organizing inside newsprint-lined boxes. Snugly nestle more delicate stemware tilted diagonally across thick newsprint to prevent any jostling.
- Keep heavier pots, pans and small appliances bundled together with waterproof stretch wrap before gently placing bundles into dish barrel containers. Wrap appliance plugs separately then reattach post-move.
- Make the most of quirky unique organizational tools like used bus bins and commercial kitchen carry crates to neatly transport odd-shaped cookware. The reinforced stability prevents tipping cracks and chips.
- And don’t forget the pantry! Sort snacks to keep or donate into labeled boxes for easy reorder unpacking later.
Pack Up Your Wardrobe Like a Pro
Most wardrobes contain an overflowing array of tops, blouses, pants, delicate silks, accessories, shoes and more – packing it all uniformly can be overwhelming! Implement these professional clothing packing pointers:
- First, edit ruthlessly beforehand. We know it’s tempting to cling onto decades of fashion keepsakes. But be realistic about items you actually wear anymore. Donate unworn pieces so someone else can enjoy them instead of wasting valuable moving space relocating seldom worn impulse purchases likely to gather dust in your new closet.
- Pack categorized boxes clearly labeled “T-shirts”, “Sweaters”, “Pants”, “Suits” “Intimates” “Hats” etc. This allows far easier unpacking directly into your dresser drawers later.
- Individually wrap delicate silks, soft cashmere and fine wool pieces prone to wrinkling snugly in tissue paper before packing neatly folded stacks into wardrobe boxes. This prevents irreversible creasing damage.
- Arrange heavier denim jeans, knit tops and sweaters tightly rolled into bundles on box bottoms before gently topping with lighter items. The dense items prevent crushing while maximizing space efficiency.
- Wrap all shoe pairs individually in protective tissue as well to prevent scuffing of vulnerable leather or suedes.
- And don’t forget clothing items on hangers! Use specialty garment and suit bags with built-in mounting hooks to transport dress shirts, gowns and formalwear wrinkle-free.
Securely Pack Up All Decor Without a Scratch
For treasured decor items displayed on shelves like engraved jewelry boxes, delicate crystal vases and porcelain figurines, take extra precautions securing these for bumpy rides inside the moving truck:
- Individually wrap every fragile collectible item first in a protective bubble wrap or tissue paper blanket before nesting gently into crates or boxes lined with ample newsprint. Avoid overstuffing containers to prevent scraping.
- Keep all pieces belonging to curated sets together in the same container (ie – hummingbird printed plates, glass canister sets, unique coffee mugs). Secure with added cushioning.
- Wrap small home electronics and lamps individually too prior to carefully placing into appropriate sized boxes lined with packing paper to prevent jostling. Make sure to keep all hardware like light bulb pieces and wire chords together using snack baggies – essential for easy reassembly later!
- When packing more sturdy hardcover books, first wrap snug bundles tightly in stretch plastic wrap before organizing bricks stacked vertically like tetris pieces into thick book boxes. This prevents vulnerable book spines and corners from denting.
Flawless Packing by Category Sets You at Total Ease
While organizing an entire household move feels utterly daunting at first glance, methodically breaking down packing room-by-room using these categorical tips guarantees all precious belongings arrive safely at your home sweet new home!
MaxiMoving’s professional packing crews have personally implemented these exact techniques over thousands of successful regional and long-distance moves resulting in 100% client satisfaction time and time again.
Contact our deeply experienced team for full service packing assistance or guidance flawlessly implementing the strategies above household-wide. Our passion lies in ensuring clients feel wholly at ease focusing on the excitement of new beginnings rather than stressful logistics. Let our comprehensive white glove packing services gracefully transport your life’s most precious treasures onward to the next chapter!