Packing and unpacking your things can be the most tiresome part of moving into a different home. To reduce your stress, here are some packing tips that can help you ease your job.

1. Pack early.

Packing needs some time. If your house has many rooms and things, you need to start packing your things at least a month before your move. Packing early will enable you to be more organized and your things to be more secured. You can also hire packing and unpacking services.

2. Declutter.

Admit it. Not everything in your closet is really used by you. The same goes for the things of your family members. Let go of these things! As you move into a different home, you have to let go of some stuff as well. Separate the things you no longer use and put them safely in a box. You can either have a successful garage sale or simply donate your stuff to those who need them most.

3. Pack your things accordingly.

Packing your things must be done with a plan. You must not dump anything and everything inside the box if you want to save yourself from more problems. Instead, group the item depending on who owns them, their use or function and/or which room is it from. This way, it would be easier for you to find your things especially when it’s time for you to rearrange them into your new home.

4. Label as you pack.

Never forget to put a label on the boxes that you have packed. Write clearly the items that the boxes contain to save yourself from further trouble. If you find a loading and unloading service near me, labeling boxes will help them too.

5. Keep a list of all your packages and their contents.

Labeling is not enough. You need to have a complete list of your boxes and the things that they contain inside. Aside from being able to keep everything organized, keeping a list will help you check and make sure that you have brought everything you need to bring with you.

6. Put the heavy things at the bottom of the box.

It’s a common sense but still it’s a worthy reminder to pack your heavy items first before the lighter ones. This way you can prevent your things from getting crushed and broken. Moving companies Raleigh NC will suggest you the same.

7. Pack only as much as you can carry.

Choose the box that can hold your things appropriately. You must not only consider the size but also the weight of what you are putting inside the box. Be sure that each boxes can be carried by you or your family members. You wouldn’t want to have an aching spine from carrying the weight that is more than what you can.

8. Fill in the gaps.

As much as possible, make sure to fill in the gaps between the items inside your box. You can place materials that are soft such as fabrics to close the space in between your things. This way you can be sure that your stuff will remain intact inside the box no matter how rough the road or ride may be.

9. Don’t bring with you hazardous materials.

Hazardous materials can be: boxes of paint, cleaning products containing bleach, pesticides, asbestos, batteries, and fluorescent tubes. You have to dispose these materials. Most moving companies do not allow hazardous materials to be included in the items you will make them move. If you will not take the aid of a moving company and you really need to include these materials in your move, store them in different boxes and wrap them up with packing paper. Be sure to eliminate spaces between the box and your hazardous material. Do not store them near each other and place them in an area where you can have easy access to these packages just in case they need to be eliminated. Also never forget to put label on the box.

10. Partner with a moving company that you can trust.

Choosing a Charlotte moving company that will take care of your things requires great trust. They will be the one who will carry your boxes from your old home to your new one. Thus, be sure to check the reviews of the moving company before you decide whether to take their service or not. Furthermore, read their rules, regulations, and accountabilities just in case something inappropriate happens and learn your responsibilities as well. Most of all, communication and coordination is very important too so that your needs and expectations can be both identified and met.

College Dudes Help U Move offers different kinds of packing services depending on your need. We also sell moving boxes for your use. Visit our website now to found out more information!


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  • Avatar Patrice Hall ★★★★★ a month ago
    I highly recommend. Laquan, Cameron, and Gabe did an amazing job with my move. I didn’t lift a finger. They placed things where I asked, they loaded and unloaded in a timely fashion. They were kind, respectable, and personable. I absolutely … More will use them on my next move. Best moving crew. I give 5 plus stars.
  • Avatar Rebecca Short ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    We were a military family of more than 30 years, so we are more than a little familiar with the art of moving and the characteristics of top notch moving companies. Not terribly long ago a local move had us searching for a moving company. … More It didn’t take long for us to settle on College Dudes Help You Move. Their professional presentation and obviously experienced staff made College Dudes stand head and shoulders above any other companies that we might have been considering.. On moving day their staff showed up at the scheduled time with a written plan for the day’s activities that they readily shared with us. They handled our belongings with care and even went so far as to make suggestions about transporting our house plants. In our many, many moves this one stands out as the absolute best. Thank you College Dudes!
  • Avatar William Wilson ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    During military career, I moved 11 times in 8 years. And over moved 4 times since. So I know movers. College Dudes is one of the best. It's well run, well organized, and, you're replied to In a timely manner. And I love that they … More employ college students, which helps them make money that could possibly help them offset some of those student loans that weigh them down for YEARS after college. So by using them, not only do I get a quality, insured move, but I have a small part in helping a student achieve eventual financial freedom. Would definitely use them for my next move.
  • Avatar Will Murphy ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    College Dudes Help U Move was the best moving experience I have ever had. I have moved many times through the US.
    From the initial order to the final box delivered. The men showed early and we’re prepared. They performed a walk through
    … More the house. They made a quick plan and began work.
    The owner, Abraham, stopped by to ensure the move was on track. He was a delight and very professional.
    Later in the day the GM stopped in and had his men move a few items that we were leaving with the house that were too bulky for me to get my hands around and they willingly and quickly went into action.
    Moving is always stressful. It was nice having professionals that not only performed the job with speed and professionalism but the little extra help went a long way.
    Thanks again College Dudes Help U Move.
  • Avatar Allison Lee ★★★★★ a month ago
    We were very impressed with our movers! They all worked the entire time non-stop with a professional and courteous attitude. With the guidance of Jackson , one of the managers, they were very organized to get the job done in the timely … More amount of time that was slated for our move.
  • Avatar Sonya Perry ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    They moved fast and were very courteous. They connected with the customer (and family members that were assisting me) on a personal level. I was very pleased with their services.
  • Avatar Helen Francis ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    Fantastic job guys, very friendly, fast move. The team got everything packed up and moved fast to it’s new home. Thanks again
  • Avatar Ryan Jacob ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    Appreciate your help you guys were great. Thanks Mason for helping us out! You rock. Tell the guys I said thanks.
  • Avatar Susan Driver ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    This company did a fantastic job moving a piano to our house. They were on time, courteous, and most of all careful. I couldn't believe that I could call one day and the very next day they made the move for us. We will definitely be … More calling College Dudes for any future moving needs.
  • Avatar Sonja Langford ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    I used College Dudes Help U Move to move things from a storage unit and secondary location to a single family residency this past week. Three guys showed up who were kind, thoughtful, and quick. They efficiently moved all my furniture and … More boxes, wrapped things up that could get damaged, and made sure to put things in the correct rooms so unpacking would go smoother. All of my belongings were packed and mostly wrapped prior to their arrival which made the move quick and painless. Could not recommend them more.
  • Avatar Michelle Maxey ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    I did a move a few weeks ago with Eric, Eric, and BJ and they were terrific! They took care of my items, they were efficient with their time, and checked in with me every step of the way to make sure I knew what was going on and what would … More happen next.
    My items were wrapped neatly and no damage was done!
    I give this company 5 Stars for the great work they did and for treating me with respect!
    Michelle M
  • Avatar Kara Brown ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    They did a great job with my move from Davidson to Cornelius. All 3 movers were courteous and respectful, and everything made it in great condition so I'd definitely hire them again!