Los Angeles Movers Tips for Packing like a Pro

TIPS FOR PACKING LIKE A PRO

If you are planning a move in the near future it is important to make sure you know how to pack everything up properly. Many people mistakenly think they can just start tossing things into boxes without much thought. While technically that is packing, it will undoubtedly cause you to have items that are lost, broken, damaged or hard to find when you need them.
Professional movers in Los Angeles can help provide you with the best tips and tricks for getting all your belongings packed up and ready for your move. These tips can help you avoid a lot of problems and eliminate a lot of stress from your relocation so read them now so you can be prepared when it is time to get packing.

RETHINK USED BOXES

Many people try to find used boxes at supermarkets or other locations to pack all their things in. While this can be a good way of saving money, it also introduces some problems that you need to think about. For example, many boxes will have food items that were stored in them. This can leave a smell behind that you might not want on your things. In addition, these used boxes aren’t going to be as strong as new ones would be. The fact that you have to take the size and type of boxes that you can find can also cause trouble. While there are times when used boxes make sense, you want to use new moving boxes for your most important items at the very least.

LIMIT THE WEIGHT PER BOX

It can be tempting to try to cram as much as you can possibly fit into each box, but that is actually a big mistake in some cases. If you’re packing pillows or towels, it is likely fine but if you’re packing up heavy items then you want to take the weight of the items into account. If you put too many things in one box it can be very difficult to safely lift and move. It can also result in having your box break open at the most inconvenient of times. Limit each box to a weight that is easier to manage and safe for the box.

LABEL BY ROOM & ITEM

As you pack up a room into boxes make sure you not only write on the box which room it is from but also what items are in the box. For example, if you’re packing up dishes into a box you might write, “KITCHEN” in large letters but then also “Plates, Cups & Bowls.” The more specific you can get (within reason) the better. Your Los Angeles movers can read what is in the box and place it as close to where it needs to go as possible to make it easier for unpacking.

ACCEPT HELP FROM MOVERS

If you have Los Angeles moving companies that are able to help you with the packing, take them up on the offer. Whether it is just for certain items or for the entire house, they can often get things packed up better, faster and safer than you could on your own. While it may come with an extra fee, most people agree that it is worth every dime.

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  • Pre-move wellness checks for both our customers and our crew members, where all will be asked to advise us if you feel ill or suspect exposure to the virus. For our movers it would be mandatory that they stay home, and for our customers, moving services can be rescheduled, postponed or cancelled to mitigate risk, should that be necessary.
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  • Upon arrival, our crew will still introduce themselves, walk through the home with appropriate social distance, begin to protect the home with all safeguards like floor runners, and door jams (as they always do), but in addition we ask you now (with all due respect), to please give them the appropriate space they need to safely and efficiently service your move and allow them space to do their job.
  • When available and appropriate, open doorways and windows to increase air circulation and ventilation.
  • We are also taking measures to sanitize the cabs and boxes of our trucks, as well as all blankets, pads, tools and equipment after each and every move to reduce any risk of cross-contamination.
  • It is our hope and our expectation that you will take the same precautionary measures that we are taking, and that will also sanitize and wipe down any and all exposed surfaces and furniture prior to our arrival. Anything that you can do to help keep our working conditions safe and sanitary for our men, is equally appreciated.
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