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Moving, in general, is time-consuming and exhausting—both physically and mentally. After overcoming the difficulty in finding a place to relocate, there is still a long list of tasks that you need to complete for the move to be successful.

At the start of your project, you’ll need to decide how you’ll move in the first place—whether you’re planning on doing it all on your own or hiring help to assist you. You’ll also need to transfer your utilities, have your change-of-address forms filed and subscriptions changed, arrange for the transportation of your family and your household items, and finally, pack all your belongings that you wish to bring with you.

Among these seemingly countless move-related tasks, packing is usually the most dreaded one for our customers at Merit Moving Systems. Aside from being extremely time-consuming, packing is also physically exhausting. That’s why our team of experienced movers and packers at Merit Moving Systems is ready to help with professional packing services to ease this great burden. For those of our customers that plan to pack up their home on their own, here are some helpful tips that will make the process more efficient and less overwhelming for everyone involved.

Declutter Your Home

Sometimes, people tend to buy things that they don’t really need. Moving to a new home is the best time to declutter your home and get rid of things that aren’t really necessary to bring into your new residence. Doing this will not only significantly reduce packing time but will also save space in the truck.

Prepare the Packing Supplies

Regardless of the moving task you’re taking on at the moment, it is extremely important to ensure that you are prepared. When it comes to packing, make sure that you have access to important packing supplies such as heavy-duty tape, sturdy boxes of different sizes, bubble wrap, and furniture pads. Having all these ready before you start will bring a smooth process and ensure that no time is wasted in the midst of a packing session.

Put Heavy Items in Small Boxes and Light Ones in Large Boxes

One of the most common mistakes that people make when packing is that they place heavy items in the large boxes, while the lighter ones are put in small boxes. Doing this will make larger boxes even more difficult to carry and will increase the risk that the bottom of the boxes will break.

Do Not Empty Your Cabinets and Dressers

Aside from adding to the packing time, removing your clothes and other belongings from your dressers and cabinets also mean wasted space. Instead, tape the drawers shut using heavy-duty tape or shrink-wrap to secure them in place, and move everything at once into the moving truck. Similarly, it is also recommended to put some of your things in your suitcases and bags instead of loading them in the truck empty.

Use Thick Towels and Blankets as Added Layers of Protection

Instead of just packing your thick towels and blankets, you can put them to better use by making them into furniture pads. You can wrap these towels and blankets around furniture and valuable items as an added layer of protection.

Even though you know how to pack efficiently, it may be difficult to put this know-how into practice if you have an extremely busy schedule and you have other tasks to do and arrangements to make to achieve a successful move. If this is the case, hiring professional movers and packers is the most recommended approach when seeking a smooth and hassle-free move.

Southern California’s Preferred Movers and Packers

Merit Moving Systems is one of the best-known and most trusted moving companies in Southern California. With customized relocation options for both short- and long-distance moving, our team of certified movers and packers operate a fleet of trucks and vans, expert solutions, and affordable pricing to make your next move a breeze.

For more information about our moving services in Southern California, give our team a call now to discuss how we can work for you. Or, if you’d like to receive a free, in-home moving estimate from one of our coordinators from Merit Moving Systems, fill out our online form and we’ll get in touch with you right away.