For most people the toughest part of moving is packing. It takes a lot of time and planning, and many people spend the entire packing process worried that they might break something. It ends up taking much longer than it should. If you are just moving in Brooklyn, you don’t want to spend that much time packing. While experience packing helps speed the process along there is another reason that professional packing services can pack up your home in a day when it takes you a month. Professionals are prepared with the proper tools for packing. If you gather these items before packing you can not only cut down on the time it takes to pack, but also pack your belongings with confidence.
Packing boxes. Don’t go cheap here. Buy sturdy, high quality boxes of various shapes and sizes. Besides standard cubes, make sure you have enough wardrobe boxes for your delicates and dish packs for your glassware.
Packing tape and a tape dispenser. You do not want to be cutting every piece of tape with a pair of scissors. Invest in a good dispenser and you will end up using it for other projects around the house.
Labels and a few permanent markers. You can buy pre-printed labels that allow you to simply checkmark the content of each box, or you can buy blank labels that you can fill in as detailed as you like. Start with more than one marker because, inevitably, one will always go dry. Also, make sure you clearly label fragile items, and that your moving company can read your labels.
Packing wrap and cushioning. You can use old newspapers or plain brown packing paper to wrap your delicate items. Whether you are moving yourself across Brooklyn or packing things up for a long distance moving company to take away, you want to make sure your items are packed with enough cushioning to not move around in their boxes. This will prevent scratches and breaking.
There are many other items that you might want to have on hand while packing, but this list covers the basics. You do not want to start a packing job without this complete list. Most moving companies in Brooklyn will be able to estimate how many boxes you will need. Follow their advice and make sure you have enough of everything so that you don’t run out of boxes or tape when you are almost finished. In the end, being prepared can seriously cut down on the time and energy it takes to pack.