Moving can be stressful, and one of the most complicated tasks of the entire process is packing your valuables so they arrive safely at your new home. A. Arnold Relocation is the Louisville moving company that has seen it all. We have plenty of tips for successful DIY packing as well as several common mistakes you should avoid. When packing yourself, make sure that you:

·  Leave high-value items to the pros.

Your movers not only know the best techniques and practices for moving electronics, heirlooms and fine china, but they also can fully insure your items in the event of damages during the move.

·  Use smaller boxes for heavier items.

It might seem counterintuitive, but putting a heavy item in a big box is not always a good idea. Using smaller boxes will help ensure that too many heavy items cannot be loaded into one box and cause breakages.

·  Bring your cash and jewelry with you.

Movers usually cannot insure these items, so it’s better to bring them with you or hire a specialized service.

·  Don’t wait until the last minute.

Begin packing several weeks in advance, if possible.

·  Pack strategically.

Label each box with the room it will go to, and try to pack the items you’ll need right away last for easier retrieval.

·  Avoid paying for packing materials, if possible.

Aside from extremely heavy and delicate items, most of your belongings can be safely wrapped in towels, sheets and spare clothes.

·  Label your electronics for easy reassembly later.

Using color-coded labels for the cords on your computer or taking a picture can save you time and hassle during reassembly.

Contact our moving company in Louisville today for more information on our customized full-service and partial packing options. Our team is here to make your move easier from the first box to the last!