Need help moving? Here at Plycon, we want to make sure you have everything you need in order to make your move easy and efficient.
Before packing, you want to make sure you are prepared so that you have everything you need and on hand when you begin packing your belongings. Check out the list below for things to keep in mind before starting the packing process.
1. Have Packing Supplies on Hand
Getting together all of your packing supplies ahead of time will be very helpful for when it’s time to begin packing. This includes moving boxes, bubble wrap, packing tape, markers, and scissors.
2. Label Everything
Designate boxes ahead of time and label them accordingly. This will help tremendously with organization and efficiency.
3. Purge Old Belongings
Now would be a great time to get rid of any unwanted items within your home. The more items you can donate and sell, the less you will have to move into your new residence.
4. Make Lists for Cancellation of Services
Since you are moving out of your residence, you will need to send up end of service dates, final bill dates, and change of address information. To help with organization, make a list of everything that will need to be altered, including mortgage bills, auto loans, credit card billing, and cell phone accounts. Don’t forget to forward your mail.
Once you have prepared all of your packing supplies, it’s time to start the journey of packing up all of your belongings in an efficient manner. Take into mind some of these important concepts before sealing up your boxes and loading them onto the moving truck.
1. Pack Items Used Infrequently With Eachother
2. Leave Items Out That You Will Need Until Moving Day
3. Pack Similar Items Together
4. Keep All Parts or Pairs Together
5. Wind Up Electrical Cords Together
6. Pack Fragile Items In Newspaper or Tissue Paper
7. Build In Layer With Heavier Items on the Bottom
8. Avoid Overloading Boxes
9. Pack Firmly to Prevent Items from Shifting
10. Seal Boxes Tightly with Tape
11. Label Boxes with a Sharpie
First Night Box Checklist
The first night of your move can be very exciting. It is essential that you prepare and your essentials on hand and ready for your first night. Therefore, we have put together a first night moving kit that will contain any important supplies that you may need on the first night of your new home. The first night moving box’s purpose is for items that you will need and will be easily accessible. This should limit some stress when spending the first night in your new home.
This box should travel with you or be the last box loaded onto the moving truck. Make sure that it is labeled properly and does not get lost or misplaced. See below for some essential items that should be included in this box.
1. Cleaning & Maintenance Supplies
When you move into a new home, there may be some basic cleaning and disinfecting that needs to be done before settling in. You will want to do a quick scrub down of surfaces that should not take too long. Therefore, make sure to pack some basic cleaning supplies in your first night box, such as paper towels, cleaning solutions and spray, gloves, trash bags, broom and dustpan, vacuum, and anything you usually use to clean.
2. Other Important Utilities
It’s important to have utilities on you that may come in handy the first night and while unpacking the next few days. These items include box cutters, a hammer, a screwdriver and screws, pliers, light bulbs, flashlights, and extra batteries.
3. Food & Drinks
It is important to plan your eating arrangements for the first time. You can always order out, but make sure you have non perishable snacks on hand in case your refrigerator or freezer are not up and running at first. Make sure to also have plenty of water bottles on hand to stay hydrated.
4. Sleeping Arrangements
You will want to have a good night sleep as the next few days of unpacking will be tiresome. Hopefully your beds will be moved so you will want to bring sheets and pillows. If not, you may want to plan to have sleeping bags or air mattresses ready for the nights you will be without your bed. If you are using an air mattress, don’t forget to bring an air pump!
5. Personal & Hygiene Supplies
Make sure to have your personal items packed that you use on a daily basis. These items include your toothbrush and toothpaste, soap and shampoo, brush and comb, clothing for the next few days, toilet paper, bath towels, cosmetics, and chargers for personal electronic devices. Your health is important, especially during a move. Make sure to have any medications and first aid supplies on hand.