The most time-consuming part of moving and packing. For whatever reason it always seems that it takes much longer to pack than to unpack. Guardian Moves & Storage offers a full range of packing services. However if you decide to pack yourself here some tips to make the process a little easier:
Start by going through attics, basements, garages, and closets to determine what stays and what goes. This can greatly reduce the amount you have to pack and move.
Start packing by first boxing up old items that you're keeping, but aren't using frequently. This includes out-of-season clothes, toys, sporting equipment, etc
Leave clothes, towels, and linens in their drawers. These are not breakable and professional movers are skilled at moving furniture with these items included.
If there is anything breakable in drawers anywhere in the house make sure to take those out and pack them separately.
Pack similar items together. For example: don't pack pots and pans in the same box with breakable dishes.
Dishes and vinyl records should be packed vertically rather than stacked on top of one another.
Wrap breakable items individually with clean paper, t-shirts, etc and box together. Excess space and boxes with these items can be filled with sheets blankets.
Be sure to mark breakable boxes as fragile when packing boxes.
Put the heaviest items on the bottom and build in layers from heaviest to lightest.
Make sure each box you pack is sealed tightly with tape.
Once a box is packed, label is by the room it belongs in and the contents of the box.