Planning for a move can be stressful and exhausting, but it doesn’t need to be.  With careful preparation you can save yourself a lot of hassle and frustration. The first place to start is packing your things correctly. This is the cornerstone of any well organized move.

You’ll need the right packing materials if you want to be as efficient as possible and to keep your belongings safe during transport. Here is the list of items you should get:

  • Tissue paper, packing paper or newspaper
  • Packing tape
  • Stretch wrap
  • Scissors
  • Knife
  • Permanent markers or pens
  • Boxes

Now that you have all of your packing supplies you are ready to begin sorting your possessions and getting your move underway.  The most important rule of all is to have a realistic timetable for this stage.  You must have all of your home packed up before the movers arrive to pick up your things.

You should start with items and sections of the house you will not need between now and the date of your move. This would include everything you have in storage and things you do not use often.  The garage or the basement is a good place to start.  You should pack the house room by room.  This lets you close off packed rooms one by one, and will give you a boost and a feeling of accomplishment.  Trying to pack a whole house in one day can be a daunting prospect.  When packing boxes you always need to ensure that they are not too heavy and that you do your best to balance the weight between boxes.

When it comes to large and fragile items, you may want a professional to pack them for you.  Your London, Ontario movers should take on the packing of things like large mirrors, pool tables, pianos, chandeliers etc…

A reputable London Ontario moving company will want to make sure that each and every box is packed correctly.  This can be very useful in preventing anything from being broken in transport.  However, to avoid this, you should make sure that you have done everything possible to pack as best as you can.  Here are some tips to make sure you get it right the first time.

Do not be shy about adding a lot of packing material and cushioning to the boxes.  There should be no unused space in the boxes.  You should take extra care to pack fragile items with more cushioning material before placing them into a box. Label each and every box with your name, the room that they belong in and the contents of the box.

When packing up electronics you need to be especially careful. If you do not have the box for the item then you should look to a properly padded carton that can hold the TV or other fragile electronic item.  This should also be marked fragile in large letters and it should be clearly visible that it is a TV.  This applies to computers, monitors and anything else that is particularly susceptible to damage if mishandled or dropped. If possible you should label all cables that are needed for this separately.  This will make assembling the electronics at your new London, Ontario home much easier.

Your London, Ontario moving company will provide you with a list of items than can not go into the truck or van,  These will be items that can be hazardous when moved in such a manner. You may be surprised at some of the items on the list so make sure you ask your London, Ontario moving company before you start to pack anything.