Moving and Packing Tips

Moving into a new home is exciting but the to-do list can be overwhelming. From packing up household items to transporting furniture in a moving van, you’ll want to make sure your personal items are safely packaged to withstand the transition. Here are some packing tips that will help make the move to your new place as smooth as possible:

Plan Ahead
Experts recommend you start the packing/moving process 6 weeks before moving. Hire trucks and movers beforehand so you do not have to worry about transportation days before the move. Also, be sure to take note of parking laws and restrictions in your area so you are not faced with any surprises on the big day.

Organize Your Packing
When you start the packing process, begin with the items you will not need. This includes out of season items or items you use infrequently. This will help make the days leading up to the move less stressful. Creating a room-by-room packing schedule will help ensure you don’t forget anything important. You can also benefit from labeling boxes in order to keep track of your belongings.

Protect Your Possessions
The possessions that are most important to you can be the most fragile during moving. Take the necessary precautions to ensure your items are packed the right way with enough layers to prevent anything from breaking. Carter Paper & Packaging offers a large selection of packing products that are perfect for boxing, bagging, sealing and protecting.

Since 1954, Carter Paper & Packaging has been providing the Peoria area and beyond with a range of cardboard boxes, corrugated boxes, moving supplies, packaging supplies and more. Next day service is available on most purchases and we even offer free local delivery with a minimum purchase requirement. From a homeowner looking for moving boxes to a large business needing warehouse supplies, our excellent customer service will keep you coming back!

To learn more about Carter Paper & Packaging, see more on our website or call (309) 637-7711.

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