At Billy Goat Moving, we understand the intricacies of moving like no one else. Having served Colorado for nearly two decades, we know packing efficiently is a crucial aspect of any successful move. Whether you're relocating to a new home or office, optimizing your packing can save you time, money, and stress. Learn some of our top tips for packing to prepare for a move, and contact us today for a free estimate.
Tips On Packing To Save Space And Protect Breakables
Organize and Declutter
Before you start packing, declutter your belongings. Go through your items and decide what to keep, what to donate or sell, and what to discard. Reducing the number of items to move not only saves space but also streamlines the process. At Billy Goat Moving, we recommend decluttering as the first step for a more efficient move. This way, you don’t need to worry about packing things you aren’t keeping anyway.
Quality Packing Supplies
Invest in high-quality packing materials to ensure the safety of your belongings. Sturdy boxes, bubble wrap, packing paper, and packing tape are essential. With our packing services, we provide these materials to our clients to guarantee the utmost protection for their items during transit. Don't skimp on packing supplies; they are your first line of defense against breakage.
Properly Pack Fragile Items
When packing fragile items such as glassware, porcelain, or electronics, wrap each item individually with packing paper or bubble wrap. Place heavier items at the bottom of the box and lighter, delicate items on top. Fill any gaps with additional padding. Label these boxes as 'Fragile' to ensure they receive special attention during the move. We understand the importance of handling breakables with care, which is why our experienced team excels in this area.
If your move includes delicate china, crystal, art, family heirlooms, or other items that require special attention, we recommend that you discuss professional packing services with one of our representatives.
Maximize Space in Boxes
To save space, pack strategically. Fill boxes to their capacity but avoid overloading, as this can lead to breakage and injury. Place heavier items at the bottom and lighter ones on top. Use towels, linens, or clothing as additional padding to cushion the contents and save on extra boxes. Efficient packing ensures you make the most of your available space.
Invest in Specialty Boxes
For especially delicate or valuable items, it's worth investing in specialty boxes. These include dish boxes with built-in dividers, wardrobe boxes for your clothing, and mirror/picture boxes. These specialized containers provide extra protection for specific items and can help you maximize space while ensuring your breakables are well-protected.
Pack Heavy Items in Small Boxes
When it comes to items like books or small but heavy kitchen appliances, pack them in small boxes. Heavy items in large boxes can be difficult to lift and can lead to the box breaking. Packing heavier items in smaller boxes not only saves space but also makes the boxes easier to manage. Be sure to label them clearly to avoid strain and accidents during your move.
At Billy Goat Moving, we've witnessed countless moves and have honed our expertise to provide a seamless experience for our clients. These packing tips are the result of our years of experience, allowing us to save space and protect your valuable possessions. Whether you're moving across town or across the country, trust us to handle your move with care and professionalism. For more moving and packing advice or to request our expert moving services, don't hesitate to reach out. Make your next move stress-free with the help of Colorado's top-rated local moving company, Billy Goat Moving.