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May 13, 2023

How to Start Packing for Your Move

Packing for a MoveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Packing isn't easy for everyone. It is usually tough to get going, or to have any idea the place to start. You might plan to do your own packing yet discover the undertaking really daunting when you start with the 1st box. How do you get the whole house into boxes and then loaded into a single truck? If you aren't positive where to start, when you ought to begin, or how to pack your belongings - you're in the right place.

From managing your first move to packing when you are too overwhelmed to think, these basic suggestions from professional movers in Atlanta can help you begin putting one box on top of another until your home is packed and ready to go.

Begin with Cartons and a Permanent Marker

Begin with that very first box. Obtain a stack of 'Medium' packing cartons and a permanent marker. Get started with the areas you use least, including the shed or den. Clear shelving into boxes (with padding, as needed) and mark the box for its contents. Next start the next box. And then another. Clear your off-season clothing straight into one box along with your backup toiletries straight into another. Empty your books and desk drawers to one box along with your less used cooking pots and pans in one more.

One carton at a time, label by label, your home is certain to get packed.

Split Your Packing into Manageable Sections

If packing the entire residence may seem like a large endeavor, break it up. Pack your home office first, or all things in your closet you don't use weekly. Pack up the storage areas, they might be actually half-packed anyway. Section your residence into areas, leaving your most-used items for last. Undertake packing one evening and weekend at a stretch and congratulate yourself on reaching milestones.

Do away with Items You Do Not Need

Moving is an ideal time to clear away your personal property of anything you do not need or wouldn't like to bring together with you. Those shirts you never put on, the pots and pans you won't ever prepare food with, or the furniture too worn out to be worth the truck space can get booted to the curb or - better yet - donate them. There might be a young couple who desperately needs an older durable couch or a family who could possibly really use that extra bed.

Dispose of things you have no need for. Anything you wouldn't miss in the new home is a candidate to lighten your load and decrease the amount you must pack.

Allow Plenty of Time

If you're not a professional mover in Atlanta, start out early. Most people cannot pack their home over a long weekend, or even over a couple of weekends. Thus, allow yourself enough lead-up time for you to pack the home - and know when it is time to call in the moving company reinforcements should you just can't make adequate headway before your moving date draws near. This is typical, not everyone is a packing machine.

Work with Professional Movers

Professional movers in Atlanta are a crucial aid when you're organizing a move. Lots of people hire movers to pack just their big furniture and most delicate objects, having faith in their experience to make sure these things arrive at the new house safely and securely. You can also count on professional movers in Atlanta to take you beyond the finish line if your personal moving efforts are not quite finished when moving-truck day arrives.

Whether you need moving services to boost your hectic schedule or because you aren't positive how to start, A-1 Freeman Moving Group can be used to help you get wherever you are going. Call us right now to consult on your moving plans and schedule the professional moving services you'll need. We look forward to making your upcoming move a breeze. 


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