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Moving Packing Tips

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Moving can be a stressful experience, especially if it’s a long distance move. However, proper packing can make the process much smoother and less stressful. Here are some packing tips for a long distance move to help make the transition to your new home as seamless as possible:

  1. Start Early: It’s never too early to start packing, especially if you’re moving a long distance. The earlier you start, the less overwhelmed you’ll feel.
  2. Purge Unneeded Items: Moving is a great opportunity to get rid of things you no longer need. Go through your belongings and donate or sell anything you no longer use. This will also reduce the amount of stuff you need to pack and move.
  3. Label Boxes: Label each box with its contents and the room it belongs in. This will make unpacking and organizing your new home much easier.
  4. Pack Heavy Items in Small Boxes: Heavy items like books, tools, and kitchen appliances should be packed in small boxes. This will make them easier to handle and prevent the box from becoming too heavy to lift.
  5. Use Protective Wrapping: Wrap fragile items in bubble wrap or packing paper to protect them during the move. Label these boxes as fragile to ensure they’re handled with care.
  6. Keep Essential Items with You: Pack a separate box or bag with essential items such as toiletries, a change of clothes, and important documents. Keep these items with you during the move so they’re easily accessible.
  7. Consider Hiring Professional Movers: Moving can be a physically demanding and time-consuming process, especially if you’re moving a long distance. Consider hiring professional movers to help with the heavy lifting and ensure your belongings are transported safely.

By following these packing tips, you’ll make the long distance moving process much easier and less stressful. Good luck with your move!


The popularity of home electronic items has added a new dimension for the do-it-yourself packer. Home computers, microwave ovens and stereo systems require special care to ensure they arrive at destination safely. If you saved the original cartons and packing materials in which these items arrived, it is best to repack using those materials. Should you not have these materials, you might want to contact a store selling your particular item and ask if discarded packing materials are available.


Good packing is essential for a good move and low cost at the day of the move. If you choose to do some or all of your own packing in preparation for your relocation, it’s especially important that you be familiar with the techniques and BOXES that will best protect your possessions. Don’t wait for the day of the move, make sure that you have all the boxes ready to go.