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July 19, 2016

Don’t make these typical packing mistakes!

Moving isn’t easy, even if it seems as though you’ve got it all together, inevitably something comes up to halt the process. Packing can be one of those times, inadequate packing can lead to broken items, misplaced essentials, and complete disorganization. Use our top 4 tips below to help you pack like a pro!

  1. Keep essentials in an easy to find, labeled There is a very good chance that unpacking and getting settled in your new place won’t happen for a few days, maybe even a week. With this in mind, pack an overnight bag with a few changes of clothes, toiletries, medications, and any other items you may need immediately.
  2. Don’t wait until the last minute. Packing can be overwhelming and time-consuming. Take your time and pack ahead of time as much as you can. Label the boxes for which room they will go into at the new place.
  3. Overloading boxes and breaking valuables happen, but you can prevent it! For heavy items, try to divide the weight evenly throughout the box, consider putting a heavy item in with pillows or lightweight items to even out the weight. Wrap valuables and breakables in bubble wrap or recycled paper to prevent breakage.
  4. Label boxes. Use a color coding system or simple labels to help moving companies and helpers know where to put the boxes. If you need a little more information about what is in the boxes, try numbering the boxes and writing down the important contents in a notebook.

If packing is too stressful for you or you don’t have the time, College Grads will do it for you! Our experts know how to handle breakables, pack heavy and irregular shaped items and get it all to your new home safely. Give us a call and schedule your move with us today!

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