Planning Is Key To Knowing What Packing Meterials Do I Need To Move

One thing you can count on is that moving is actually a lot harder than you think it is going to be. When people think about the question “what packing materials do I need to move?”, the last answer they expect to get is: “more than you can imagine. They never realize how much stuff they really have until the time comes to pack it all up in preparation for the big day. Once they start boxing things up, they quickly run out of the materials they had originally squirreled away and departed on a frantic search for liquor stores or any other place else that has a lot of empty boxes lying around.

Here at D-Town Movers, we are of course able to get anything and everything you own from your old residence to your new one in apple pie order, but we also know that a hastily-executed move often leads to confusion and frantic improvisation at the last moment. We would therefore like to suggest that you spend some time working out exactly what does and does not need to be moved as a critical first step, which is then followed by decisions on how to categorize various goods into lists of items that need to be immediately accessible, those that can be unpacked once the household is minimally operational, and those that can wait until a more convenient time once everyone is settled in and everything is working as it should.

Furniture is often a surprise sticking point for many families. Even when moving to larger homes, they sometimes find that their old furniture doesn’t really fit or look appropriate in their new surroundings. Sketching out some room plans and taking a few measurements can be a big help. In that regard, making sure that you are only moving items that are going to be useful or desirable is a critical part of the whole packing decision tree.

Since people often find themselves short of boxes or necessary cushioning items such as bubble wrap or styrofoam peanuts, it is always a good idea to pack your most precious and irreplaceable items first and don’t skimp on the care needed to ensure their safe arrival. Our experienced moving crews know how to take the greatest possible care with everything entrusted to them, but it is very important that items are not left loose in their containers. If things are packed tight and securely cushioned on all six sides (including top and bottom), they will arrive safely without a doubt.

Once the most important possessions have been secured, move down the list from most fragile to least fragile. In the event of a shortage of cushioning supplies, ordinary clothing items make excellent substitutes that can fill in the gaps around valuable items rather than just waiting to be sent out in their own separate boxes.

Finally, arrange your boxes on a LIFO basis. This means that the last ones packed into our truck are going to be the first ones unloaded. Use this space for the urgent and immediate essentials. If the move gets interrupted for some reason such as inclement weather, you will at least have the critical items needed to get the household going while you wait to finish unloading when the weather clears.