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TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL PACKING

Short Notice Movers is one of the best long distance moving companies that can take care of the whole job from door to door!  We can offer customized packing solutions, packing materials, and a professional packing option at great prices. We can also provide the guidance to help you pack your items yourself to guarantee a successful and low-stress packing and moving experience. Over our 30 years of professional moving experience, we’ve come across a few packing tips that we are excited to share with you!

Packing Materials

First, make sure that you have all the packing materials that you need. These will include: materials for wrapping such as packing paper, bubble wrap, moving blankets, packing and moving containers such as moving boxes and moving crates, box cutters and scissors, scotch tape, packing tape, masking tape, special plastic moving containers for breakables and other important items. Short Notice Moving, can provide Victoria packing services, and packing supplies and experience to make your move more efficient, wherever you are going!

Packing & Labeling

Keep your moving boxes less than fifty pounds. Label all your containers and boxes then Short Notice Moving will put them in the proper place after we move you to your new apartment or house. In your labeling, include what the contents are, where it should be unloaded, fragility, which side should be up, etc. For breakables, be sure to wrap them in packing paper or bubble wraps to add protection to it. You can also use tissue or newspaper. You can even use your bed sheets and towels to wrap breakables to save on packing space. If you put your books on the edge of boxes, they can add protection to the contents of the box. But make sure to protect your books from outside elements too. Put medicines in containers that can be sealed. Bring all jewelry and important items with you when traveling to your new location.

Plants & Pets

Decide whether you should bring your plants. If you have pets, make sure to make the proper preparations and arrangements for their travel.

Packing Your Rooms

When packing, concentrate on one room before going to pack items in the next room. This will make packing more organized and systematic. This will also make a time-saving schedule for you. For instance, you can pack the items in your dining room first, and then pack items in the guest room on the next day. Moving is never an easy feat and we need all the help that we can get. Short Notice Moving can make your move to a new home apartment or to a new business location the best that you can have.

Electrical Appliances

Put all of your electric appliances in their own original boxes. Most of these have molding that makes sure the appliance do not move around when transported. Label all the cables or put them inside the boxes of the respective electric devices so that they won’t get lost and misplaced.

Textiles

Clean or wash all your carpets, rugs, curtains and draperies before packing. Have rugs and draperies cleaned before moving and leave them in wrappings for the move.

Moving Boxes

Buy moving boxes as early as four to six weeks before your move. You might need to buy boxes so you should also consider the sizes of the boxes that you will need. Great news though, at Short Notice Moving, one of the top quality Vancouver movers, we provide you with packing supplies, moving and storage services for your personal items. So you can be spared from going around buying and carrying boxes from different sources.

Box Strategy

Make sure to secure the bottoms of your boxes with professional moving tape. When loading your stuff on to the moving truck, load the heavy boxes first and put all the light ones or the breakable ones on top. Put a lot of protection around things such as moving blankets, plastic wrap, etc. When packing breakables such as glasses and mugs, make sure to place them correctly inside the moving boxes. Fill up your containers and moving boxes correctly. Don’t fill the moving boxes with items so that they overflow or that some items will be sticking out. Use all the moving boxes properly and correctly. Place a piece cloth or blanket on top of things to provide extra protection.

If you are searching for one of the best Vancouver moving companies and want expert help with packing and planning your next move, don’t hesitate to contact Short Notice Moving! Are you relocating to any point in Victoria, Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey, the Fraser Valley, or beyond? We can help! We have over 30 years of expertise to guarantee a successful and easy moving experience. Call us today for a free estimate!

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Reminders

Don’t forget to place similar items together in the same box. Close all your moving containers and moving boxes carefully. Seal them as best you can to avoid any items from falling and the moving box or moving container from splitting open. This is also effective to make the stacking of moving boxes more secure. Don’t forget to label all the moving boxes properly and clearly. Use good labeling materials so that they won’t fall out or become unreadable due to the temperature while transporting. Make sure to write all the important information on all your moving boxes.

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