Top Ways to Get Your Home Ready Before the Moving Packers Show Up
It’s time. You’re finally moving! And we, at PakMail Santa Fe, are just as excited as you are to get your stuff packed and moving to your new home. It doesn’t matter where you live – our coast to coast shipping services will make sure your furniture is packed and shipped to your new homes in top condition.
But before you give us a call on 505-989-7380, we need you to take care of a few things that will make your life easier and our job more efficient. Here’s how you can get your home ready before our professional moving packers show up:
This is an essential part of moving. You need to get rid of the stuff you don’t need or wouldn’t need in the future. So, purge through your stuff – throw it away, sell it, or give it away to someone who needs it. Get it done as soon as you can – you’ll have less stuff to deal with.
Clean and Classify
Reduce the clutter by organizing your stuff. Clean your rooms and then classify the items in each to make the packing job more efficient. Things like laundry, tools, and dishes are way easier to pack when in order.
Separate the Items to Move on Your Own
Things like your essentials’ box, your plants (if you’re not giving them away), your jewelry, the hazardous items, and any personal goods should be separated from the rest of the stuff and labeled so – the packers would know not to touch them then.
Label the Rooms & Organize Them
For each room that needs to be packed, clearly, mark them using signs like the “Master Bedroom”. For the things inside it, organize everything under tags like bed linens, towels, clothes, etc. This will help the packers pack the boxes properly and label each accordingly for your convenience.
Create a Catalogue
List down all the things that have to be packed and moved. Make sure you do it room-wise. Go through the catalog to check for anything that you might have missed. Handover a copy of the list to the packers and keep one with yourself for later – this way, you wouldn’t have anything left behind.
Mark the Valuable Items
Fragile pieces, expensive art, vintage items – all of these need to be specifically marked. It will make sure the moving packers know they have to be extra diligent with these items.
Pack Your Essentials’ Box
You’d probably arrive at your new home before any of your stuff does, so you need to be prepared. For the first couple of days, before you start unpacking, you’d need the essentials to make through the days and nights. Snacks, toiletries, basic kitchen items, pet food, and more – pack everything before your place is crowded with the professional packers doing their job.
Talk to the Moving Packers
It always helps to talk to the people who will be packing your stuff and shipping it to your new home. Tell them what you expect. Show them around the house and brief them about the job. Most importantly, stick around to oversee the job. Your satisfaction is of prime importance. Plus, the movers might need you to answer any questions they might have for the job.
Moving homes becomes a lot easier when you’re organized. Do your homework well and let us handle the packing and shipping for you!