How to Pack
During any local or long-distance move, packing is one of the most important steps in the process. The items your family has collected over the years hold sentimental value. The last thing you want is your favorite art piece or antique furniture collection damaged in your move. How you pack matters, and Element Moving & Storage is here to help our customers make their move smoother with our premier packing services.
How to Start Packing
Before you start loading boxes or ordering packing services, perform these preliminary planning steps for the moving process.
Schedule Your Packing Time
It takes at least one day to fully pack up a room in your home. So, plan out your time spent packing in advance. Using a day or two of PTO will reduce the stress of packing and damaging your belongings. Take a moment, examine the rooms in your home, and make an efficient calendar that gets you packed up days before your scheduled move-out date.
Create a Packing Zone in your House.
Set aside space in each room where you’ll set your labeled boxes. If you have enough room, you could even use your garage as an easy-access storage space for your moving company on the big day.
Pick the Right Size and Strength Moving Boxes
How heavy should your moving boxes be? Each fully-packed box should weigh no more than 50 pounds. However, you want to make sure that each box you use is sturdy enough to carry its weight when moved between your old home, the moving truck, and your final destination. Moving boxes range in strength based on what you’re packing, so ensure you have the right boxes for the job:
- 1.5 cubic foot boxes – Perfect for books, children’s toys, kitchen items, or small/medium-sized board games
- 3.0 cubic foot boxes – Larger boxes that are a good fit for electronics, pans, pots, and other larger household items
- 4.5 cubic foot boxes – Ideal for linens and folded clothing
- 6.0 cubic foot boxes – Pack your heavier bedding, artwork, or couch cushions in these boxes
Element Moving & Storage can help you pick the right type and number of boxes for your move. In fact, we sell Moving Box Kits in three sizes to accommodate the size of your household move.
Ensure You Have Enough Packing Materials
Aside from helping you pick your boxes, our select packing services also ensure you have just the right amount of everything else you’ll need for safer packing. We bring packing tape, labels, bubble wrap, plastic wrap, painter’s tape and trash bags.
How Can You Use Element Moving & Storage to Pack More Efficiently?
Our packing services just make moving easier. When Element Moving & Storage is on your side, your family can focus on getting excited about your new home rather than dreading how you’re going to pack up your old one. We help you plan, prep, pack and unpack your total move. If you’re ready to make your move stress-free, reach out to us today to schedule our services.
The Element Difference
We know packing! Trust our team of licensed movers to give your belongings the royal treatment and ensure everything is packed to perfection. We aren’t just a few guys with a truck. We are a team of trained experts that ensure we mitigate the risk of smashed, damaged or broken items during your move. Our customer focus makes the difference, and we are here to treat every packing job as a priority.
White Glove Movers
Not only do our movers specialize in packing expensive art collections, aged wines and antique furniture, but we also have insurance and valuation coverage options. Our packing services help ensure your valuable items are protected for the duration of your move.
Schedule Your Next Move with Element Moving & Storage Today
Whether your move is down the street or across several states, Element Moving & Storage is here to help. Our packing and moving services are unmatched and can make your moving experience successful. Contact us today to learn more about our services and schedule your next move.