Cross-Country Packing Guidelines
Last Updated: January 26th, 2023 at 08:31 am
Relocation has many stages, but packing isn’t something that you should take lightly. Just imagine: you have to pack every item – every single item – in your home… and then unpack it once you come home. Besides, packing takes time, patience, and energy. So you should maybe consider getting a professional packing services Los Angeles. With this, we are here today to give you some guidelines on how to become a pro at cross country packing. Let’s start!
Cross country packing 101
At its core, cross country packing isn’t any different than any other packing for relocation. You simply call any reliable movers California to New York (or anywhere else you move to), schedule your move, and start packing. Still, when you want to pack for cross country relocation, you may realize you don’t really want to carry all your items with you. When you don’t have as much to carry, you will save money on relocation… and you can even sell some items and earn some extra bucks.
How to pack your office for cross-state relocation
If you move your household, you will probably start packing your bedroom first. If you move your office, that’s an entirely different story. In this case, you will have to call commercial movers Los Angeles and ask about their packing services. The professional relocation team will know how to pack your inventory and move it across the state without any damage.
Let’s start with your bedroom
As we said, the first room you’ll be needing to pack is your bedroom. Start packing any of your bedrooms with the items you use the least. Your children can help by separating the toys and books. At the same time, they can leave one or two items they want to take with them. Boxes with colored stickers let children know that their belongings are clearly marked, and allow them to easily find them when the moving vehicle is unloaded. When it comes to mirrors in your bedroom, you need to take special care. Glass mirrors should be packed in special cardboard mirror boxes. If they are particularly heavy, the use of transport boxes is recommended.
Packing your wardrobe
Hanging the wardrobe from the closet can be left on hangers and placed in cardboard wardrobe boxes. You may want to consider buying more of these special cardboard boxes from your Los Angeles interstate movers. One box can hold about 60 centimeters of compressed clothes on hangers. So if you don’t want your wardrobe to crumple during the cross country move get more cardboard boxes.
If you do not use cardboard boxes for clothes, each piece of clothing should be removed from the hanger and placed in a suitcase or cardboard box lined with clean paper. Be careful when moving your fur clothes with a truck. It is best that you take them with you because there can be irreparable damage due to heat or moisture.
How to pack your shoes
You can leave the shoes in the original packaging and put them in large cardboard boxes. If you do not have the original packaging, wrap the shoes separately and then in pairs. Footwear should be protected with cushioning material to avoid damage to heels or decorations. Once you put your shoes in a box, do not place heavy objects on top.
How to pack your hats
You can leave the hats in the original packaging and put them in large cardboard boxes. If you do not have the original packaging, fill the hollow of the hat with crumpled paper and wrap it on the outside. Arrange the hats in a box lined with clean paper, with heavier hats on the bottom. Do not pack anything else with hats. Mark the box with “fragile” so movers know to take special care during transport.
How to pack jewelry and valuables
Valuables such as jewelry should be taken out of the drawer and never packed with household items. They will be safest if they remain in your possession. If you do not feel comfortable or do not have a way to take care of jewelry and other valuable collections of great value (collection of postage stamps or coins), consider renting a third-party armored transport vehicle.
Bedding, linen materials, and towels
Blankets, sheets, tablecloths, towels, pillowcases, and other linen materials can be protected with a large plastic bag and packed in a cardboard box lined with clean paper. Linen materials and bedding are good for cushioning and placing between other items. If you decide to wash the linen materials, make sure they dry thoroughly before packing.
Mattresses and pillows
Mattresses should be packed in mattress boxes or paper bags. When packing these items, always remember to maintain cleanliness. You can put the pillows in drawers or pack them in cardboard boxes. They also make good cushioning material for packing other items. If you can, disassemble the bed frame before the day of moving, and you will have one less thing to worry about.
Leave the carpets on the floor, and ask your movers to take them out. You may want to consider professional dry cleaning of your carpets once you move, You will already get them from the laundry wrapped, rolled up, and ready for transport. The carpets should be loaded last and unloaded first so that the furniture can temporarily lie on them when being taken out of the truck. SOS Moving and Storage Los Angeles wishes you a happy relocation!