Moving Tips from LaPorte Moving – A 3-part Series
Part 2 – Hire Professional Packers
You have your lists and binder ready and organized, so it’s finally time to pack. If packing isn’t your forte or you’re simply too busy to pack there is always the option of hiring professional packers. LaPorte’s movers believe that packing is an art. We know it takes precision and delicate hands to pack your belongings with the care they deserve. If you don’t want to (or can’t) do the work yourself, LaPorte Moving is your one stop shop for any moving related services
Tip 1. Find Movers You Can Trust.
I recommend doing your research on prospective moving companies to see if they offer all of the services you require. Always check first with the Better Business Bureau (BBB), this organization will help you decide which company is reliable. Getting to know a bit about the people who will be entering your home and handling your possession is always a great idea. Family owned company, LaPorte Moving and Storage, understand the connection between you, your old home and your belongings. You can trust to LaPorte to move your belongings safely to your new home.
Tip 2. Use Post-It Notes.
During the packing process, Post–It notes are indispensable. Leave Post–It notes around the house letting your packers know what not to pack or what to pack. If you won’t be around, leave your cell number behind just in case the professional packers have any questions. With proper direction, LaPorte’s packers will exceed your expectations.
Tip 3. Give Yourself Time to Pack.
I suggest having 3 weeks to start packing. You can have LaPorte’s packers come in to pack up all of your seasonal items, artwork and any items you don’t need for day to day living. You can even have us deliver materials if you wish to do your own packing. You can customize our packing services to meet your needs.
In Between Time
Sometimes packing goes faster than planned and you have a few days free before the move-in date. Hopefully in this instance, you will have left your essential items un-packed so you have things to use around the house.
Tip 4. Have an ‘Open First’ Box.
It’s a good idea to pack an “Open Box First” for the house. It should have all of the urgent essentials:
- Toilet paper
- Hand towel
- Garbage bag
- Paper towels
- Tape measure
- Post-It notes and marker
- Take-out menus
- Coffee maker and supplies
It’s also a good idea to have the ‘bedding’ boxes highlighted so you can given them priority when unpacking. You’ll need both the kitchen and your beds more than you’ll need anything else.
Tip 5. Have Meals Planned.
If all your cooking utensils are packed here are some tips to keep your family fed:
Pre – Planned Meals By pre-making meals and storing the food in the freezer, you can save money.
Eat out If you have room in your budget, why not splurge a little bit and eat out with your family? This gives you quality time with your family to talk about what they expect in the new house, new school and new neighbourhood. It’s fun and it’s time with your family away from all the moving commotion.
Part 3 – Details and Moving Day is next.