Let’s face it: Moving days are never easy. After all, no one looks forward to lifting heavy boxes in and out of trucks, up and down stairs. However, moving day doesn’t have to be completely chaotic, either. All it takes is a little planning and forethought to make the day run smoothly.
With that in mind, we decided to go straight to the source. We asked pro movers to share their best advice on how to accomplish a painless move. Incorporate some of these moving tips into your packing plan to help this would-be-stressful process go off without a hitch.
Schedule your move strategically
“If you’re hoping to get a better rate on a moving company or rental truck, avoid scheduling your move on weekends or at the end of the month. These companies are usually slower during the week/mid-month and are willing to give deals,” says Ryan Carrigan, co-founder of
“If you’re hiring a moving company, try to book the earliest morning time slot available. The moving crew will be fresh, so they’ll typically get the job done more efficiently.”
Have the right materials on hand
“Most people know that they’ll need plenty of boxes, packing tape and bubble wrap for the move. However, shrink wrap can be your best friend when it comes to moving,” advises Tieece Gordon of
Pack non-essential items first
“Don’t just start boxing up everything in sight,” says Kelly Tenny, Content and Social Media Manager with
Watch the weight of your boxes
“Be careful not to pack boxes that are too heavy,” suggests Emil Perushanov, owner of
As for a general rule? “Try to stick to a 30-pound limit for each box and, when packing heavier items
Prep your appliances in advance
Kate Windleton, Relocations Manager at
Have you moved recently? What moving tips can you share from your experience? Tell us in the comments.