Pack like a Pro!
A huge part of knowing how to prepare for a move is knowing how to pack.  Here are my best tips and hacks  to prepare you for packing like a pro.

Purchase the right packing supplies

Moving is expensive enough without wasting money on the wrong supplies.  You’re going to want the right kind of boxes to fit your personal items.  Buying the appropriate shape and size of boxes can make all the difference when packing up your home.

Know how to pack tricky items

Know how to wrap and pack your fragile belongings so they make it to your new home without breaking!  Try packing your jewelry in plastic wrap, take photos of your electronics before unplugging them to help you remember how they go back together, and learn to pack your food like a grocer.  Most importantly, always accurately label your boxes, carefully noting which boxes include fragile items.

Prepare to move by paring down

Unless you’re a true minimalist, chances are you don’t need everything you own. Prepare to move by going through your belongings and getting rid of what you don’t need.   Have a garage sale, or donate unnecessary or unwanted items.

Pack in the right order

Start boxing up any off-season clothes and items that you rarely use as early as you can, especially if you aren’t going to use them before you move.  The last items on your packing list should be your important documents and your “open first” box which contains the essentials for the first days in your new home.

Hire the right moving company

Choosing a moving company can be daunting, but knowing what to expect can significantly help.  Make sure you ask the right questions to moving companies and get multiple estimates before making your selection.   Be sure to get to know the company’s history and their licensing information.  

Understand the rules of professional moving

Before your moving company arrives, you should know what can and cannot go in the moving truck. Flammable items, for example, are not allowed in the vehicle and you should keep all important documents with you when you move, not in the back of the truck.

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Laura Harbison
Realty Executives Southern Nevada Properties