Three Packing Tips to Prepare You for Your Move

At Pedro’s Moving & Storage, we strive to make moving easier for everyone in San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area. Our experienced team provides professional moving and packing services at competitive and fair prices. One of the biggest causes of stress in the moving process occurs when you’re packing. Here are three tips to simplify your move.

Start Early

Packing is one of the most important stages of the move, and is also the stage that’s most likely to take longer than expected. It’s often difficult to realize just how much stuff accumulates in a living space until you try to pack it all up and move it! To compensate for this, be sure to give yourself plenty of time to pack before your move date – we recommend at least six weeks in advance of the move. This will give you a cushion if things start to take longer than you’d anticipated or if any unexpected problems come up.

Start With What You Don’t Need

When packing, it’s often difficult to know where to start. How can you pack things away weeks in advance of the move date when you may end up needing to unpack them and use them? That’s why we recommend you pack your nonessential items first – anything you don’t need on a regular basis is a great place to start. For example, if you’re moving during the summer, pack away gloves, winter coats, and ski equipment first. This can help create momentum for completing the rest of the packing process.

Stay Organized

We can’t stress this point enough. Be sure to label all of your boxes, and even beyond that, we highly recommend keeping an inventory list of exactly what is in each box. It is best to put these labels on the side of the box rather than the top, so you can still identify the contents even when they’re stacked. This may take some extra time in the beginning, but it’ll make things much easier down the line when you’re looking for that one specific item and you’re not sure where you put it.

Contact Your San Francisco, CA Moving Specialists

If you have more questions about your big move, we’re here to help. And, if you’d like to take all the stress out of the move, our packing services are a great way to get things done the right way on a tight schedule. Feel free to reach out to us at our contact page to set up a FaceTime estimate appointment, and don’t forget to check this blog periodically for more updates on moving and home life!