Relocating your home or business can be time-consuming and stressful, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

With some preparation and help from a trusted moving company like Low Country Moving Specialists, you can get yourself settled into your new space in no time.

To help get you started, here are some packing tips from our experts.

Book Your Removal Service Early

Packing can be stressful, especially if you don’t have a proper timeframe in place. As such, it’s essential that you book a slot with your moving company early, so that you know when to expect them and can create a schedule for your packing. We offer online booking, which means you can quickly find a time slot that suits you and secure it.

Get All Your Packing Materials Together

Before you begin the process of packing your home, you should make sure you’ve got everything you need ready. Have boxes, tape, labels, fillers, pens, and scissors at hand so you can easily find them. If you’ve not got these items already, then we can, for an additional cost, provide them. Have a look at our service offering to find out more about the range of packing products and equipment we have to offer.

Sort Out What You’re Taking And What You’re Not

When you’ve lived somewhere for even a short amount of time, you’ll come to accumulate a lot of stuff that you just don’t need. From those present bags that you keep thinking you’ll use, but never do, through to the kitchen utensils you keep swearing you need but don’t use, there’s always something that you can get rid of when you’re moving. Taking it with you will waste time, energy, and money, so it’s worth ditching the stuff you don’t need before you start packing. Give your unwanted items to Goodwill, a local charity, or, if they’re unusable, then take them to your local refuse center. Then you can start packing everything you want to take with you to your new home.

Distract Kids And Pets

Packing with children and pets can be a challenge, so make sure that you distract them with toys or the TV. If your kids are curious and desperate to help you pack, then give them a small job to do, such as sorting through their toys or unraveling the bubble wrap. This will keep them occupied while you get on with the vital role of packing your lives away in preparation for your exciting move.

Fill Suitcases And Bags With Other Items

Most people own a suitcase or bag of some form or even several of various sizes and styles. Don’t just shove them in the van and move on; pack them full of clothes, books, and soft furnishings. This will save you money on packing materials and reduce the amount of waste you have leftover once you’ve unpacked everything at your destination.

Label Everything Clearly

Remember, you’ll be the one unpacking everything at the other end, which means that you need to have a system in place, so you know where everything goes. Label everything based on where it goes, so that your movers can put it in the right room when they’re moving you into your new property.

Pack Heavy, Sturdy Items At The Bottom

It might sound obvious, but you may be surprised how many people pack heavy items on top of fragile or small ones. This can lead to some items getting crushed, so make sure you put your bulky, heavy items at the bottom of your bags or boxes and then store lighter items on top. This will also make lifting easier, as you should always lift from the bottom of a box, where the weight should be. If the weight is at the top, then our movers might struggle to lift your boxes.

Keep A Bag With Items For Your Move On-Hand

If you’re moving across the country or state or you have kids and pets with you, make sure you’ve got a bag with everything you’re going to need for the journey. This might include toys, snacks, pet treats, and bottles of water. You should also put essential documents like insurance policies and tenancy agreements in the bag, so you don’t misplace them. Keep the bag close by at all times, so you’ve always got everything you need in one place.

If You’re Moving Your Business, Pack Strategically

It’s not just homeowners who need to relocate; businesses often find themselves having to move into new premises. If you’re moving your business, then you must follow our tips for a stress-free move. When packing, you must put everything that you’ll need immediately in clearly labeled boxes, so it’s all easily accessible. Take a picture of the set-up of any PCs and other technical equipment, so you know where the wires go and don’t have to contact your IT support the moment you arrive at your new base.

Read Our Moving Tips

Moving isn’t just about packing; from lifting to distracting the kids, loads need to be done before, during, and after your relocation. If you want to find out more about how you can make the process easier, then check out our moving tips. Thanks to our experience, we know about everything from how to lift fragile items to tricks to keep your pets under control during your move, so you’ll be able to make the process stress-free.

If You’re Struggling, Consult Your Moving Company

Not everyone’s good at packing, particularly if you’ve got a lot on already, so if you’re struggling, then talk to your moving company. Professionals like the team at Low Country Moving Specialists will be able to provide full service moving support, which includes helping with packing and unpacking. Let our trained and professional movers do the hard work for you, so you can get on with the critical job of settling into your new home.

Packing and moving to a new home can be a challenge, but with help from a professional moving company like ours, you’ll soon be on your way.

If you’re in the Charleston, South Carolina area, or looking to move here, then contact us today to find out how our team can make your move go without a hitch.