Packing tips for families moving interstate

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Moving interstate is one of the most challenging things that you’ll do in your life. We at NationwideMovers Florida as one of the trustworthy and reliable moving companies would like to offer some help. We’ll provide you with packing tips for families moving interstate. We want to make the whole packing, unpacking, and overall moving a lot easier for you. The whole moving process will have a couple of demanding tasks but we’ll try to make it as stress-free as possible. So let’s dive in!

The first packing tip for families is to plan the move and start packing early

Like in every moving situation in life if you have a bulletproof plan it’s probably gonna go well. So you have to plan everything to predict certain scenarios that might happen, we usually mean the bad ones. You have to calculate the time of packing, moving, etc. Also, you’ll have to predict more things if you want to move DIY, you’ll have extra things to worry about buying boxes, how to put the things into the truck, etc. If you need to pack valuable possessions for an interstate move you should consider hiring pros. Now if you hire professionals they’ll just do a lot of things for you, especially if you have to move some difficult things and complex like hot tubs, pianos, antiques, etc.

By starting early we mean as soon as your find a suitable new home. So the first thing that you should do is declutter properly. When decluttering be advised that some items are prohibited to move interstate. About six months before your moving day, you should start to plan it and start packing. We know that this sound like a lot but trust as we as experienced movers now that the sooner the better. Because you’ll have to find out how bigger or smaller your new home is. After that, you’ll have to declutter, if you were wondering that is that it’s sorting your things out. The easiest way to do it is to separate things in your house into five categories: sell, donate, keep, trash and storage.

Notebook with a list of 1,2,3,4 and today written about it all;
Planning is everything the earlier your start to pack and move, the easier it’ll be for you. So first write down all the packing tips for families moving interstate.

The second packing tip for families moving interstate is to pack wisely

We as experienced cross country movers Florida will first provide you with a list of things that you should buy before you start moving.

  • Get boxes in different sizes
  • Get bubble wrap and packing paper
  • Use markers in different colors for labeling boxes
  • You’ll need strings and ties as well as scissors
  • Packing tape, preferably with a dispenser is a must

Now, this is all if you want to do it yourself, if you want to hire professionals they would take care of this for you. If you want to have an eco-friendly move and save some money you can use any empty containers for example suitcases. Also, you can wrap your items in clothes, etc. In any case, just don’t forget to check if the box or a suitcase can support the weight. On the other hand, hiring professional movers will minimize the risk of any items getting damaged.

Man lying under the pile of boxes thinking about packing tips for families moving interstate;
You should get as many different sizes of boxes as you can get.

What do we mean when we say packing wisely? Well, we don’t want to see you collecting your things on the sidewalk because your box failed. So don’t overpack your boxes and be careful what you put in them. If you have any food left donate it or eat it; you don’t want to see all of the boxes wet because someone forgot to close the milk carton. Another tip is to closely tape and seal the bottom of the box and when packing remembers to put the biggest and heaviest items on the bottom. All boxes should be flat so you may assemble them easier in the moving truck, like playing a game of Tetris. If you want to save money and find different sizes of boxes look around supermarkets or liquor stores.

The third packing tip is about packing electronics, furniture, and fragile items

For this part, you’ll need a screwdriver and small plastic containers for screws. First,t of all when it comes to furniture you’ll have to disassemble it at your current home and assemble it later in your new home. That’ll include tables, charges, drawers, wardrobes, etc. When it comes to shelves they’re slightly easier so you’ll have to just pack them after unscrewing.  When it comes to electronics pack all the cables first in a plastic bag or a box and label them; if you have extra time label the cables as well to know which is for what (TV, PC, etc.). Bubble wrap any technology and keep them safe, if you have extra shirts or blankets cover them with this as well. So never forget to take moving insurance in case any damage occurs or you’ll have to pay for it.

A desk full of electronic gadgets;
Packing all your gadgets as well as furniture will require additional time. If you don’t have time or skills, consider hiring professionals.

Fragile items like plates, vases, or anything made of porcelain or glass, can be broken easily, so we’re prepared some tips for you. We as one of the best long distance moving companies Florida would advise you not to bubble wrap since most people within the moving industry think the same. The reason is that during the moving it’s much safer to wrap in clothes, blankets, towels, or any type of cloth that you have. Also, plates should be packed horizontally and you can use wine boxes for special or tall glasses.  If you run out of clothes and towels, you can use newspapers as well.

We’ve provided you with packing tips for families moving interstate and we hope that you found it useful. We hope that you’ll have a great move and remember to pack safely!