Moving can take a lot of work, between finding the new place, settling any paperwork for both the new and previous residences, and of course, the actual moving and packing process. For some people, throwing everything into boxes and shoving them in the car last minute will suffice, but you might be looking for a more planned out experience and possibly the help of your moving company in Indianapolis. But what are some ways that can help make the process less stressful?

Packing Tips

For starters, it is never too early to start packing. Packing ahead will help you save time and reduce last-minute stress. Of course you will first need to acquire packing materials, such as boxes, tape, and wrapping materials for fragile items. Try not to underestimate your needs; too many boxes are better than not enough. Once you have obtained plenty of packing supplies, begin finding items that you will not need in the immediate future, or that are only used during certain times of the year (like packing winter clothes during the summer months or vice versa). Begin planning out your meals, reducing the amount of food you will need to take with you on the big day. As you go, keep track of your boxes. Make lists of what is placed in each box, either with packing lists or maybe a number system, placing a number on the box that corresponds with the number on the list. Try to pack likes with likes, or in other words, stuff that goes in the kitchen should be packed with other kitchen items rather than bathroom or bedroom items. Try color-coding or other methods of differentiation with the boxes. For example, all boxes marked with a red dot might contain living room items, while blue dots may hold bathroom items.

Moving Companies

If you own a lot of stuff, it can be overwhelming to think about transporting it to your new home. That is usually where your moving company in Indianapolis can come in handy. Not only will they provide the trucks and space to transport your items, but they will often help load them in too. Professional companies usually come with lots of experience as well, and will have tips and tricks for moving large, awkward furniture, and for making the most of the space available in the trucks. Many companies will offer packing supplies, and may even offer packing services. If you are considering hiring a moving company, hiring in advance is usually the best choice. In this way you can make the most of any additional services available, as well as guaranteeing their services for your moving date. 

October 4, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized