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Moving & Packing Guide 2019-03-14T11:01:10+00:00
Moving & Packing Guide

A GUIDE TO MAKE YOUR MOVING DAY A GREAT ONE

The Daymakers Moving & Storage crew created this guide to help homeowners like you have a stress-free move. Use our timeline to better prepare for and manage your move—and uncover hacks that will make your moving day even better.

Packing Hack #1

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Packing Hack #1

Take pictures of box contents and number them so you know what’s inside. Tape every moving box closed—do NOT interlock the flaps.

Packing Hack #2

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Packing Hack #2

Pack spices and kitchen towels in your pots and pans. Make sure your dishes are packed vertically. Never pack fine china in printed newspaper.

Packing Hack #3

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Packing Hack #3

Take pictures of electronics so you know how to hook them up at your new home.

Packing Hack #4

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Packing Hack #4

After packing a box, gently shake it and listen for movement. If you hear things shifting, you need to pack it more tightly.

Packing Hack #5

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Packing Hack #5

Use towels and blankets as packing materials to protect breakables. If items are small enough to fit in a box—like smaller TVs, lamps, and pictures—they must be packed.

Packing Hack #6

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Packing Hack #6

Label boxes by writing on a piece of tape (not the box itself) so they can be reused.

The Daymakers Moving & Storage crew created this guide to help homeowners like you have a stress-free move. Use our timeline to better prepare for and manage your move—and uncover hacks that will make your moving day even better.

Packing Hack #1

box icon

Packing Hack #1

Take pictures of box contents and number them so you know what’s inside. Tape every moving box closed—do NOT interlock the flaps.

Packing Hack #2

kitchen items icon

Packing Hack #2

Pack spices and kitchen towels in your pots and pans. Make sure your dishes are packed vertically. Never pack fine china in printed newspaper.

Packing Hack #3

camera icon

Packing Hack #3

Take pictures of electronics so you know how to hook them up at your new home.

Packing Hack #4

shaking boxes icon

Packing Hack #4

After packing a box, gently shake it and listen for movement. If you hear things shifting, you need to pack it more tightly.

Packing Hack #5

blankets icon

Packing Hack #5

Use towels and blankets as packing materials to protect breakables. If items are small enough to fit in a box—like smaller TVs, lamps, and pictures—they must be packed.

Packing Hack #6

box with label icon

Packing Hack #6

Label boxes by writing on a piece of tape (not the box itself) so they can be reused.

PLAN AHEAD TO REDUCE MOVING STRESS

2 Months
  • Toss out, donate, and give away items you don’t need (i.e. items you haven’t used in over a year).
  • Request estimates from a few moving companies and read customer reviews to help you pick the best one, like Daymakers Moving & Storage—we promise to make your moving day great.
  • Locate important records now—birth certificates, passports, school and vet records, etc.—so they don’t get misplaced during the move.
45 Days
  • Gather FREE moving supplies—including boxes and packing paper—from your friends at Daymakers.
  • Pack up things you don’t need, like home décor, books, and out-of-season clothing.
  • Notify your bank, utility companies, and internet service provider that you’re moving.
1 Month
  • Contact your home insurance provider to ensure you have coverage the day you move into your new home.
  • Set up mail forwarding with USPS so you don’t miss out on any mail or packages.
  • Wrap up any last-minute home repairs so you can focus on packing for the next few weeks.
2 Weeks
  • Schedule a babysitter or doggy daycare for your two- and four-legged family members.
  • Stop buying frozen foods and start eating through what you have to avoid waste.
  • Set up a final walk-through with your landlord (if applicable).
Few Days
  • Clean rooms as you finish packing and emptying them out.
  • Create a first-aid kit to have on hand for any moving day mishaps.
  • Pack an overnight bag with necessities so you know where to find your must-haves.
Moving Day
  • Do a final walk-through of your empty house to make sure you didn’t forget anything.
  • Make sure you have your cell phone, phone charger, and new house keys on hand at all times.
  • Note meter readings at your old house before you leave and when you get to your new house.
  • Order takeout for dinner and enjoy the memories of settling your family into your new home.

MOVING HACKS

Moving Hack #1

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Moving Hack #1

Put different color pieces of tape on boxes so you know which room they go to.

Moving Hack #2

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Moving Hack #2

Pack a cooler full of water so everyone stays hydrated.

Moving Hack #3

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Moving Hack #3

Finish packing the day before your move (not of) to keep everything on schedule.

Moving Hack #4

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Moving Hack #4

Unpack a little bit at a time—and start with the important necessities—so you don’t get too stressed out.

Moving Hack #5

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Moving Hack #5

Get rid of boxes as soon as you empty them—then you can see your progress and keep your new home clear of clutter.

Moving Hack #1

tape icon

Moving Hack #1

Put different color pieces of tape on boxes so you know which room they go to.

Moving Hack #2

water bottles icon

Moving Hack #2

Pack a cooler full of water so everyone stays hydrated.

Moving Hack #3

clock icon

Moving Hack #3

Finish packing the day before your move (not of) to keep everything on schedule.

Moving Hack #4

boxes icon

Moving Hack #4

Unpack a little bit at a time—and start with the important necessities—so you don’t get too stressed out.

Moving Hack #5

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Moving Hack #5

Get rid of boxes as soon as you empty them—then you can see your progress and keep your new home clear of clutter.

Unpack even more tips from our experts—read through our packing and moving FAQs page to see what homeowners just like you want to know to better manage their move. Still have questions? Give us a call.

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