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Packing Tips for Moving

PACKING TIPS FOR MOVING SET ASIDE IMPORTANT ITEMS Before you pack up your entire wardrobe, be sure to save a change of clothes or two to pack separately in a bag. You'll also want to include personal possessions like your passport, checkbook, and even your valuable jewelry. Don't forget essential toiletry items (i.e. toothbrush and deodorant) and any medications you may need. HOW OFTEN DO PEOPLE MOVE? THE AVERAGE AMERICAN MOVES ABOUT 12 TIMES IN THEIR LIFETIME USE THE RIGHT SIZE BOXES Put heavy items, like books, in small boxes; light items, like linens and pillows, in bigger ones. (Large boxes packed with heavy items are a common complaint of professional movers. They not only make the job harder but also have a better chance of breaking.) STACK & LABAEL BOXES CORRECTLY Put heavier items on the bottoms of boxes, lighter items on top. And if you're loading the truck yourself, pack heavier boxes first, toward the front of the truck, for balance. It also helps to label boxes by room (kitchen, living room, bedroom, etc). FRAGILE HOW MANY PEOPLE MOVE EACH YEAR? AN ESTIMATED 43 MILLION AMERICANS RELOCATE EACH YEAR. WHO MOVES MORE? PEOPLE IN THE NORTHEAST PART OF THE US MOVE THE LEAST, WHILE THOSE IN THE WEST MOVE THE MOST PACK ONE ROOM AT A TIME Packing up one room at a time allows you to keep your possessions organized so that unpacking isn't a chaotic nightmare. WHY DO PEOPLE MOVE? 18% 40% MILITARY/GOV. RELOCATIONS WORK PERSONAL 42% DON'T LEAVE EMPTY SPACES IN THE BOXES Fill in gaps with clothing, towels, or packing paper. Movers often won't move boxes that feel loosely packed or unbalanced. WHY DO PEOPLE MOVE? THE AVERAGE MOVER IS PART OF A COUPLE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 25 AND 44 WITH ONE OR TWO KIDS BETWEEN 2 AND 11. HAVE THE RIGHT MATERIALS Having boxes, tape, and bubble wrap on hand will make packing go much smoother. WHEN DO PEOPLE MOVE? NEARLY HALF OF ALL MOVES TAKE PLACE IN THE SUMMER, BETWEEN MAY AND LABOR DAY. BUNDLE BREAKABLES As you pack your dishes, put packing paper around each one, then wrap bundles of five or six together with more paper. Pack dishes on their sides, never flat. And use plenty of bunched-up paper as padding above and below. SOURCES: PRESENTED BY: truckplease

Packing Tips for Moving

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Everyone knows packing for a move can be difficult if you aren’t sure where to start. The infographic below is brought to you by TruckPlease to help provide you with packing tips for moving. Our mos...



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