A long-distance move can seem daunting whether or not you have prior experience. If you are relocating from Philadelphia, we highly recommend working with long-distance movers in Philadelphia. At Hughes Relocation Services, we make it our mission to make your long-distance move simple and smooth.
When you relocate within Philadelphia, you want to ensure that your long-distance move will require as few trips as possible. You save time and money by preparing carefully for the big day. Here are a few tips for preparing your home for your long-distance move.
Pack in Stackable Boxes
Oddly shaped items can slow down the loading process and can reduce the number of items that will fit in the moving vehicle. It’s a good idea to pack in regularly sized, stackable boxes to avoid these issues. Additionally, fewer loose items mean fewer trips to the moving truck and more time to finish loading and make it to your destination all in one trip. Anything that will fit in a box, should go in a box. You also want to invest in boxes that are sturdy enough to be stacked.
Use Creative Padding
You can save space in your boxes and reduce the number you have to use by getting creative with your padding. For example, try layering the dinner plates between kitchen towels for padding instead of bubble wrap. Now your kitchen towels are also packed. You could also wrap your favorite vase in a bedsheet for another double packing solution. As a bonus, you can buy less packing wrap and create less waste.
Dismantle Larger Items
Some larger items can be easily dismantled to save space and to reduce the number of oddly shaped items. Some kitchen tables, for example, have legs that can be unscrewed fairly easily. A flat tabletop and four legs will take up much less space in the moving vehicle. On top of that, it will be easier to wrap the pieces and protect the table from damage during the move.
Reduce Last-Minute Items
There are a lot of items you might feel you need to use up until the last day. Reducing the number of those items will save time and trips. For example, use paper plates or eat take-out for the last couple of days before the move to avoid last-minute dishes and cleaning.