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Packing Tips for Your Residential Move

Few things are more painful than moving out of your home and into a new one. The start of the packing process can be daunting, but nonetheless, is a major task you must undertake. Something of a calculation process is necessary, you will need to approximate how many boxes you will need, for example. You do have moving help options, like us at 1st Choice Movers for your  Minnesota-based residential moving project—we can conduct the entire move (including packing and wrapping) or we can conduct the moving portion itself.

Follow these tips for an easier moving process:

Label – Write on your boxes what exists within the boxes—both as far as items themselves and, if known in advance, what room they should end up in within your home.

Lift – Try to not let the weight of any boxes exceed 50 lbs. This policy is beneficial both to whomever may be in the position of carrying the boxes and the structural integrity of the boxes themselves. Too much weight can breakdown the individual box which could, dependent upon how and where the boxes are organized within a truck could set off a chain reaction of box (and the items within them) break down.

Shake It – Shake your box once it is sealed and full. Should there be movement within, you have not packed your box tightly enough. Fill them to the brim and cushion with excessive amounts of packing paper.

Tape – Tape your boxes closed once full. Also, if weight is a question on any individual box, extra taping along the seams and openings can reinforce the box itself.

Take a look at these suggestions for packing every bit of your housewares:

Dishware – Dishes should be packed in dish “barrels”— designed specifically for the fragile items. Your bowls and plates, should all be wrapped individually and become the bottom layer in the box. Smaller kitchen appliances like handheld blenders or toasters (lighter items in weight) should be your top layer of any such box.

Hanging Clothes – Seek out wardrobe bags and/or boxes for your clothes. 1st Choice Movers does gladly supply warrobe boxes on the day of your move. Boxes may be a better choice to prevent damage and wrinkling during your move.

Mirrors and Artwork – Pictures, paintings, mirrors and the like need be wrapped individually and placed in the cartons suited to their size(s). Should you not desire to carry these tasks out yourself, we do provide bubble wrapping.

Would you like to learn more about our residential moving services throughout Minnesota? Call us at 1st Choice Movers at 763-559-5934 or you can contact us for a Free Estimate.


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