While March is only just beginning, we’re just months away from the busy moving season and warmer months ahead!

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK teams nationwide are beginning to round their moving teams into shape in anticipation of our busiest time of year for moving. We want to be ready for you when you need to move, no matter what your moving needs might be!

When we’re not helping people on their moves, we want to educate potential customers on the best moving advice, and one of the most important ways to ensure a successful and stress-free move is with proper packing.

Knowing proper packing techniques, how to create a packing list ahead of time, and being as prepared as possible are some of the most important aspects leading up to a move that will make a huge difference. Over the years, we’ve picked up on a few important tips and ideas to share with you!

Label everything!

In terms of organization, perhaps nothing will keep you more organized than labeling. This helps the movers when they’re loading and unloading boxes, and it’ll help you as you begin unpacking so you can know what is what.

We cannot stress the importance of labeling enough!

Plan ahead

The last thing you want to find yourself doing is packing last-second. This is not only ineffective; it’s really, really stressful.

Give yourself to time to pack your home – usually starting two or three weeks ahead of moving day – so you can slowly chip away at the process and take it in stride. This will help you go room by room and get everything packed away correctly.

Protect your belongings

The whole point of packing is to keep your items safe and protected, right? This starts by using professional packing supplies. Moving boxes, bubble wrap, and packing paper go a long way with the safety of your items as they’re loaded up and moved to your new home.

A helpful packing tip to remember: the heavier the item, the smaller the moving box.

Pack room-by-room

As mentioned above, this is a process you’ll want to complete in chunks, not all at once. Going room by room will help you take down sections of your home leading up to moving day. It’s far more manageable, and can leave you room for error if you need to get something out of a box after it is already packed away.

Professional packing tips

You know who really knows the ins and outs of packing? The frontline team members at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK who do it every day. Here are some of their best tips!

“Have all of your loose items boxed up and packed away, and also make sure to label the boxes. Make sure to have a game plan for unpacking the boxes, too.” – Shawn – Operations Manager – Lorain-Medina, Ohio

“With your packed boxes, take them all into the garage. It’s going to save a lot of time for us with the move and will also save you some money on your bill at the end of the move.” – Anthony – Team Lead – Lincoln, Nebraska

For more information on the different types of packing services TWO MEN AND A TRUCK offers and the packing supplies we sell, visit our website.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward! For more helpful tips and information on moving services subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook.

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