Some people hire a moving company to do everything; pack, move and unpack. This is a wonderful service and is the way to go if you can afford it.
For others there are things you can do to cut down the move time and save some money.
Below are a few examples of things you can do prior to the moving company’s arrival.
Rule of thumb: If it’s small enough to fit in a box put it in one.
Use the proper size boxes. Don’t overfill boxes, overstuffed boxes are difficult to move and slow down the process. The heavier the item the smaller the box; ie., books, CD’s and canned food should go into book boxes (1.5 cubic feet)
*** do not use boxes from the grocery store, shoe boxes or boxes without lids. Movers will be stacking the boxes so the more uniform the boxes are the easier this process will be.
Label the tops and sides of all boxes with room names so the movers know where to place the boxes at your new home.
Disconnect computers and stereo equipment and label the cables. Pack keyboards and other small electronics into boxes.
Staging items: if you have items in the attic or basement bring them down ahead of time.
Moving all or some of your boxes to the garage can cut down time.
For more packing tips go to: All Reasons Moving