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6 things you should know before you start packing for a move

The best time to start packing is as soon as you’ve confirmed the sale on your new house or 6-8 weeks before your move day, whichever is closer. To keep the stress at a minimum, follow this these tips.

1. Start right away with the stuff you’re already storing.

The stuff in boxes in the attic, garage, basement, or closet is the perfect place to start because a lot of it is already in boxes. Pack what you need and donate (or sell) the rest.

2. Find Packing Supplies

The worst thing while you’re in the middle of packing to move is having to stop packing to rush to the store for more boxes, tape, or other supplies. You can find all the packing supplies you could ever imagine in our online store. That’s another thing you can check off your list!

3. Pack home décor, knick-knacks, and extra furniture.

This is especially important if you’re trying to sell your house before you move. By decluttering your house, you make your home look bigger and it’s easier for your potential buyers to envision their own things in your house. Plus, these are items you don’t need every day, so it’s a good idea to pack them up as soon as you can to save yourself some time later in the packing process.

4. Pack the items that you can live without until you move

A week before the move, it’s crunch time! Start to pack your kitchen (think decorative dishware, extra glasses, utensils, and cookware, etc.) now. Remember to clearly label your boxes as you go so you don’t lose anything. It’s also a good idea to set aside the items you want to bring with you for use on the night of your move so you don’t have to sift through your boxes that first day!

5. Clearly Label Furniture and Appliances

Make sure to label the things that are staying with the house and also label the furniture and appliances with the destination room location so the movers know where to put the boxes.

6. Label and take pictures (or videos) all of your cable, cord, etc. configurations. You will thank me later.

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Packaging and Handling Supplies is a nationwide wholesale packing and shipping supplier located in Columbus, Ohio. We have over 30,000 products to choose from including shipping boxes, moving boxes, bubble wrap, etc. We are open to the public locally and sell nationwide on our website.

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