A move can be a stressful process for those who are unable to physically move the items themselves, or that don’t have the luxury of friends and family to help. This can make the moving process last much longer than it needs to, which only adds to the stress of relocation. 

Luckily, there are many ways to help make your move more efficient for a stress-free move. In this article, our expert residential movers at A. Arnold, one of Indiana and Kentucky’s top-rated moving companies, offer our best tips on packing for a smoother, more efficient moving experience.

Gather Your Packing Supplies Early

The first step in making sure that your move is going to be as efficient as possible is to make sure that you have all of the right packing supplies on-hand when needed. The last thing you will want to do during your move is to have to run to the store to get more boxes or tape, or to scramble to find sturdier boxes due to your boxes falling apart on moving day.

Before you start to pack up all of your belongings, go ahead and get enough high-quality moving boxes and packing tape to secure your items safely. You’ll also want to have extras on-hand in case you need them at the last minute. If you are packing fragile items or antiques, collect some newspaper or purchase bubble wrap to help secure these fragile items.

Color Code Boxes With Colored Tape For Quick & Easy Sorting

One simple trick that can help you keep your move both efficient and organized is by utilizing different colors of packing tape. The best option is to get different color duct tape rolls and assign a color to each family member or room. This will allow you and your family members to easily locate which boxes need to go where, in order to streamline the packing and moving process. You will want to of course make sure you properly label each box as well so you know exactly what’s inside without having to open them.

Inventory All Of Your Items

Another great tip to keep your move efficient is to take inventory of all of your belongings. Making a quick list of each box and its contents will allow you to easily double-check to make sure everything made it to your new home. You can make a quick checklist for each person to ensure that all of their boxes and belongings are accounted for. This can cut down on a considerable amount of time searching through all of your boxes for certain items. 

Downsize Your Belongings, if Possible

A move is a perfect time to start getting rid of items you no longer use. Most of us have plenty of things we no longer need, and a move gives you the perfect opportunity to streamline your stuff. Getting rid of a lot of things at this point can make the whole moving process much quicker and you could even make a few dollars by selling any items you no longer use. You will also save time by not having to unload them or put them in storage after the move. 

Hire a Professional Moving Company

If you want to make your move as efficient as possible, you can look into hiring professional household movers to help you with your move from start to finish. These companies have years of moving experience as movers and packers, and can help pack, load, move, unload, and unpack your items wherever you need them in your new home. This can mean a hassle-free, lightning-fast move that allows you to spend more time decorating, exploring your new neighborhood, or simply to more easily adjust to another life change without the stress that’s usually involved with most relocations.

Professional Packing & Moving Services

Providing superior moving solutions since 1905, A. Arnold has grown from a small family-owned business into a worldwide leader in moving and transportation services. Offering exceptional, affordable services such as residential, commercial, and international moving options, you can trust our professional moving team with any of your moving needs—whether they’re large and complex, or small and simple. They also offer convenient storage options for a true start-to-finish solution. 

Everyone deserves a clean start to a new chapter in their lives after moving. To find out more about making your next relocation a breeze, give our team at A. Arnold a call now. Or, you can get started with a free, no-obligation pricing estimate and consultation in your home by filling out our online form.