Did you know that every year approximately ten percent of Americans relocate to another city? If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve had to prepare for a big move multiple times in your life. Moving can be one of life’s most stressful transitions, and it sure is hard to know where to start when packing up all of you and your family’s belongings. Perhaps you need to start packing for a big move on the horizon. Are you looking for help wrapping your mind around the best way to pack? If so, check out our helpful bevy of packing tips to give you confidence.

1. Budget Your Time

Oftentimes, the most intimidating part of moving is thinking about the grand scheme of all that needs to get done. When you look around your home and think about how everything needs to go, the task can feel insurmountable.

In the weeks before moving, try spending an hour each day packing up whatever you can afford to.  By moving day, you’ll be surprised at how much work you’ve already gotten out of the way.

2. De-Clutter

This is easier said than done, but come moving season, one of the most effective ways to make it easy on yourself is to get rid of excess items. As you pack each item, take some time to think about whether it truly gets enough use to keep.

You may have to be a bit merciless, but all items you deem unworthy of keeping can be donated and used by someone else in need.

3. Consolidate Boxes

Along with decluttering, a great way to ensure a smooth move is to leave as little empty space as possible in each box you’ve packed. If you have any household belongings that are already kept in small boxes of their own, try to align them just right within larger boxes that can fit them all.

You may have to break out some Tetris skills, but the fewer boxes you use the better!

4. Packing Tips for Bundling Fragile Items

There are many kinds of helpful advice when it comes to cushioning breakable items when packing. Many prefer to invest in a large roll of bubble wrap, wrapping and taping each breakable item on its own. Others even prefer to use their own clothing as padding, aiming for maximum efficiency. The choice is up to you!

5. Know When to Leave It to the Professionals

We often imagine professional movers as an unnecessary added expense. However, the truth is that a pro packing service can often save you time and money, as they make the moving process more easy and efficient for you.

In the end, their help can spare you the potential added costs of moving too hastily or biting off more than you can chew.

Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late for Help!

While packing tips can help you move more safely, you never want to wait until the last minute to realize you need assistance. If you and your family think you may need help packing, or even just need more free time before finalizing your move, Tri-star Moving is here to make your life easier.

Contact us today and find out how we can work with your schedule to ease you through your moving process.