Bob The Mover Niagara Moving Company
Packing can be a very difficult and time-consuming task. Sometimes it feels like you’ll never finish. At Bob the Mover the Niagara Moving Company we know how hard it can be.
The way people pack has changed over the years, but one thing has remained constant; people don’t give themselves enough time to pack! Not preparing enough in advance of your moving date can lead to a greatly increased amount of stress.
Planning, a good attitude and the right amount of preparation will reduce the stress of moving considerably. Maybe you’ll even have fun.
Below are a few tips to help you get started before you look for a moving company in Niagara Falls Ontario.
Plan and Start Early
There’s no rule that says you can’t start packing months before your move. We all love to procrastinate and leave things for the last minute, but you’ll save yourself a lot of time and headaches by starting early.
Start by packing your items that are season-dependent (e.g. Summer clothes). Next pack your basement, hobby rooms/offices, guest rooms, china, and any other items that are not frequently used.
Once the moving day gets closer, you can get more serious. Pack room by room to ensure everything is done properly. Be sure to double check every part of the rooms and make sure you didn’t miss anything.
Finish the living room, dining room, shed and basement. The kitchen can be left partially packed (You still need to eat). You can leave your commonly used clothes and other things unpacked until the last minute. Everything else should be packed at this point. Remember when packing the kitchen to pack cans, silverware and other heavy things in advance.
Five Packing Steps
1. Gather your packing materials
2. Decide What to Pack
Propane tanks, Batteries, Gasoline or other flammable materials, Chemicals include bleach, Matches and lighters, Oils, paints and aerosol cans,Frozen food,Produce,Refrigerator contents (Eat it in advance).
3. Secure Your Items
Wrap anything fragile in newspaper or tissue paper. Put tiny items into small bags. Anything that can spill should be packed with tape and put into a plastic bag. Be sure to mark “this side up” so a moving company in Niagara Falls can avoid spills.
Long items like fishing rods or garden tools should be bundled together with tape. Rugs should be rolled and tied. Lamps and lampshades should be packed separately. Mattresses can be packed in mattress bags to prevent damage (a service Bob the Mover provides).
Dishes and glasses should go into specific boxes designed to protect them. Crushed paper should be in the bottom of the box, as well as between any layers and at the top of the box. Make sure you take your time packing these, they are the easiest things to break.