Preparing for Your Move – Packing Boxes

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When preparing to move, you may find that you are not sure where to begin.

So, we decided to share a typical conversation we have with clients about move preparation. Read on to find out more.


Preparing For Your Move – (Packing Boxes)

When should I begin to pack my fragile and loose items into boxes? Now! That’s right, now!  Packing is one of the 1st tasks that need to be tackled at an early stage. It’s never too early or too far in advance to begin this task.


But, I won’t be moving for another 3 months. I know, but the same answer applies, start packing now.


But why now? Because most customers wait and believe the task of packing and can be accomplished in a short time. Experience tells us this isn’t true.


Yeah, but I don’t have much stuff and I’ll only have a dozen or so boxes to pack. Again, experience tells us most customers severely underestimate the number of boxes and materials required to properly pack their belongings.


So, how many boxes do you think I’ll need to pack? Our standard answer, based on many years of moving individuals and families like yours, is that most people will have 12 or more boxes per room. (Check for yourself using our box calculator)


Whoa, hold on, I’ll only need a few boxes to pack my family room. This may be true, but your kitchen and other rooms will require more. Trust us, the averages work.


Ok, so what packing supplies do I need to pack? Great question, everything of a fragile nature needs to be wrapped in paper or bubble wrap and packed safely in a box. This includes lamps, lampshades, dishes, vases, clothing, bedding, pillows, mirrors, pictures, glass and marble tops, etc….  Loose items include things like hand tools, are we tired yet?


Where can I find materials for packing?  Collegian Movers does sell moving boxes and packing materials for all your packing needs. Give us a call to discuss your specific requirements. You can also purchase materials from many home improvement stores.


Ok, I’m ready to start packing my belongings! Great! Please feel free to call us with any concerns you may have about your packing needs. And remember, Collegian Movers has the experience and knowledge to safely pack your precious belongings if you need additional assistance.



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