Label what’s in your boxes, add what room they’ll be going into as well.
The movers can put your boxes and furniture in the room you want, making it easier for you during the unpacking process. Try to remember to label the sides of the boxes. This way, you’ll be able to identify them even if they’re stacked!
Cover the openings of your toiletries and/or other liquids with saran wrap…
Cover the openings of your toiletries and/or other liquids with saran wrap, then put the tops back on. You can also place them in individual zip-lock bags. This will keep your toiletries from breaking and leaking all over your stuff during the move.
Pack plates vertically, like records.
Pack plates vertically, like records. They’ll be less likely to break. Make sure to place bubble wrap or something equally soft between each one. Label each box containing breakables as FRAGILE! Heaven on Earth Moving Services and most other moving companies are not responsible for boxes packed by customers, so please secure all fragile items, and make sure the boxes are labeled with FRAGILE accordingly so the movers will be aware to take extra care.
Keep your clothes in your dresser.
If you don’t want to spend the time unpacking and repacking your dresser drawers, that’s not a problem! We can’t speak for others, but here at Heaven on Earth Moving Services we will wrap the entire dresser in plastic wrap and move it all in one go! Saves you time with packing/unpacking, and money on having to purchase even more boxes.
Keep sandwich bags handy for holding any small parts…
Keep sandwich bags handy for holding any small parts of things you have to take apart, like curtain rods, bed-frames, or mounted flat-screen TVs. Keeping specific screws, bolts, and other small parts organized and together will help you in the long run with reassembly. However, Heaven on Earth Moving Services does keep all of our own tools handy to help disassemble or reassemble any items for you on moving day!
Vacuum seal your out-of-season clothing.
Not only will they take up less space and be a breeze to pack, but they can go directly into storage in the new home.
Make sure everything is packed and ready before the movers show up.
Heaven on Earth Moving Services does offer full service packing and moving, as well as boxes and wrapping materials upon request, but if you’re trying to save both time and money on moving day, having everything ready to load up will do both. However, we do come prepared with our own materials and moving blankets to wrap wood furniture, mirrors, large pieces of glass, antiques, etc… as part of our moving service.
Have a clear path through the house and into each room.
Having a clear path from the front door, through the house, and into each room so movers can see exactly what they are working with will get the loading process started quicker. Heaven on Earth Moving Services loads our trucks strategically based on the number of items, their size, and weight. This ensures we can pack and load everything efficiently, and in the safest way for transportation.
The fastest way to pack your hanging clothes…
Using garbage bags to your advantage by turning them into clothing bags can save you both time an money! The trick is to grab a handful of hangers, pull the bags down over the clothes, poke a hole at the top (normally the bottom part of the bags) and leave only the hooks on the hangers out. Then simply tuck the clothes in at the bottom and tie it up! Movers can then easily transport them from closet to closet and it saves you boxes and time putting them all back on the hangers!