Efficient Packing: Tips & Tricks

Packing is an unfortunate step in the moving process. While it’s absolutely no fun to do, it is a must in order to get all of your personal belongings from your current house, to your new home. If you don’t have time to spare and you’re looking for tips and tricks that can help make packing up boxes easy and efficient, you’ve come to the right place.

EZ Storage® in St. Louis knows a thing or two about moving. From the selection of moving materials available for purchase to the storage and moving truck services that we offer, our team has participated in a fast and efficient move a time or two before. To provide you with even the slightest bit of help during your move, our team has compiled a list of things that you can do to make your packing easier. Check it out.

Create a Schedule

Having to move everything out of a house is a challenge. As much as we’d all love for this to be the start of a new, organized chapter in our lives, the stress of moving rarely makes that a reality. Between the set date that you need to be out by and the abundance of items that need to find their way into a box, it’s easy to start throwing random things in a box just to get the packing done with.

If this sounds pretty accurate to what moving has looked like for you, then creating a list is a great way to end the sick cycle. Rather than quickly throw all sorts of random items into a box together, make a list so that you can schedule out which items need to be boxed up by when. This can help to ensure you have everything you’re going to need regularly up until the point that you move, but it’s also going to help you stay organized as items make their way into the moving boxes.

Plastic Wrap Your Drawers

If you’re looking for a super speedy process to moving large quantities of clothes, plastic wrapping your dresser — drawers and all — is a tip that you’re going to want to keep in your back pocket. All you need is a dolley or the help of some friends that don’t mind a bit of heavy lifting to get it out of your house. Once that’s done, the hard part is over.

With a tight enough wrap, the drawers won’t move a bit during the move. So, when you do make it to your new destination, all you have to do is cut through the plastic wrap and you’re ready to go.

Color Code and Label

Organization is a huge factor when it comes to making the packing process easier and more efficient. By creating a color code and label system, you are always aware of what has been packed and what’s still left to do. Though it may not seem like the most helpful tool early on in the move, it’s a fantastic thing to have when you start to move items into your new home.

By having items color coded and labeled in advance, you can quickly get an idea of where boxes go as well as what’s in them. Let’s say, for example, that you have a little boy whose room is packed up in a few different boxes. By color coding them yellow and labeling the types of items inside, you know which room to bring them to (without having to open them!) and you can quickly find any MIA items you need.

Let EZ Storage® Help With Your Move

There’s no such thing as too much help when you’re in the process of moving. EZ Storage ® in St. Louis has a variety of services that can help make your move go even the slightest bit smoother. From affordable moving supplies to high-quality storage units, our team can ensure your belongings are secure.

Take a moment and learn more about our moving materials and make sure that you’re stocked up for the big move ahead. If you’re planning on renting a self-storage unit to start getting a few things out of the house, consider utilizing our moving truck service to minimize the amount of trips that you need to make. For additional information or for a quote on any of our services, contact our office and we’d be more than happy to assist you.

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