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Packing Tips

Pack like a pro with our essential Packing Tips. Whether you’re looking for the best ways to secure your fragile items or need efficient strategies to pack quickly, our tips will help you pack smart and move easier.

Packing Like a Pro: Essential Tips for an Organized Move

Gather Quality Packing Materials

Start by collecting strong, durable boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap, and packing paper. Don’t skimp on quality—reliable materials protect your items better. Consider specialized containers for items like dishes and wardrobe boxes for clothing. If you prefer to focus on other aspects of your move, remember that Bay Area Moving & Storage offers full-service packing and unpacking services. We provide all necessary materials and handle everything from wrapping your delicate items to boxing up your belongings. For those who like to take charge, we also offer a range of DIY packing supplies that meet our strict quality standards. Choose the option that best fits your needs and schedule, and let us help you make your move as smooth as possible.

Declutter Before Packing

Reduce the load by decluttering your home before you start packing. Donate, sell, or dispose of items you no longer need. This not only saves space but also reduces moving costs.

Label Everything

Label all sides of each box with a description of its contents and the room it’s destined for. This will save you time during unpacking and help movers know where to place each box in your new home.

Pack Room by Room

Focus on one room at a time to keep organized. Pack similar items together and fill empty spaces in boxes with towels or packing paper to prevent items from shifting.

Protect Fragile Items

Wrap fragile items individually in bubble wrap or packing paper. Securely pad the bottom, sides, and top of boxes containing breakables, and clearly mark these boxes as ‘Fragile.

Prepare an Essentials Box

Pack a box of essentials that you’ll need immediately upon arriving at your new home. Include items like toiletries, medications, a couple of outfits, important documents, and chargers.

Avoid Overpacking Boxes

Keep each box’s weight manageable. Heavy items like books should go in small boxes while lighter items can be packed in larger boxes. This prevents boxes from becoming too heavy and difficult to move.

Use Original Boxes for Electronics

Whenever possible, pack electronics in their original boxes. These boxes are specifically designed to protect the item they contain. If the original packaging is not available, use sturdy boxes with plenty of padding.

Take Photos of Complex Setups

Before disassembling electronics and other complex setups, take photos to help you remember how to reassemble them later. This can be especially helpful for wiring home entertainment systems.

Schedule Professional Packing

If packing feels overwhelming, consider scheduling professional packing services with Bay Area Moving & Storage. Our experts are trained to handle all aspects of packing, ensuring your belongings are safe and secure.