Whether you’re moving across the country or just a few blocks away, there’s always some stress involved with moving. It doesn’t mean that you can’t have some fun while doing so, however, especially when you’ve got the best movers doing all the heavy lifting.
Here are some tips on making your move easy and fun:
Make a Playlist
Packing in silence is no fun. With today’s streaming services like Spotify readily available, you can always have some music playing in the background while you pack. We recommend having some up-tempo songs playing as you pack. If these tunes can keep you energized at the gym, then they will be perfect as packing music. Some people even use pop songs to measure time, which also helps them pace their packing.
Leave the Clothes in the Dresser
If you keep your clothes in a dresser, consider leaving the clothes in there instead of packing the clothes separately. In addition to saving space in the truck, it also makes it easier not having to put everything back at the new place. The same applies to drawer organizers with kitchen tools; just pack them as they are, and pop the organizers into the kitchen drawers at your new home. As local movers with the equipment to lift heavy items like pianos, we’ll have no problems moving full dressers.
Choose Many Small Boxes Over Few Large Ones
If you have several items that you would rather handle yourself or need quick access to, pack these items across several small boxes. They’re easier to move around and can be stacked, and they’re definitely easier to unpack. You can even make this a fun experience for the kids by having them pack their own boxes and teaching them how to do it efficiently.
Set Aside a Box for Essentials
Having an “essentials box” can be a lifesaver especially if you’re doing a cross-country move. Have a box or a piece of luggage that contains essentials: a few days’ worth of outfits, footwear, toiletries, IDs and documents, medication and laptop. These are basically all the things you will need to have quick access to while you get everything else unpacked at your new home.
If you need piano movers or you to learn more about our moving services, call Around Town Movers today at (703) 291-1000, or fill out our contact form to schedule a free estimate. We serve Ashburn and Arlington, VA and nearby areas in Maryland.