Preparing for a move? Don't let packing stress you out! ASI Movers has you covered: follow our pro tips and enjoy a successful and serene move no matter your project to de destination!
Packing belongings seldom is people's favorite part of moving to a new place. It takes time and quite a bit of energy!
At ASI Movers, we believe that packing your belongings should be the least of your concerns when moving to a new home, whether on the other side of the world or across the street.
That is why, based on our 15 years of expertise in helping global individuals in their relocation projects, whether far or close, big or small, we prepared the answers and tips you will need to envision your upcoming relocation stress-free!
Professional tips for efficiently and safely moving your belongings
1. Start preparing for your move early
Easier said than done, we know, but it will give you enough time to sort through your belongings and determine what to bring with you and what to sell, donate or dispose of. Save time for later by sorting items you do not use often or that are out of season early on!
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2. Use the right supplies
Make sure you have plenty of sturdy boxes in various sizes, as well as packing tape, bubble wrap, and packing paper.
Remember to consider the climate as well.
Depending on the season and your destination, your belongings may be exposed to different temperatures and humidity levels while being stored and during transit. Use appropriate packing materials to protect sensitive items like electronics, artwork, and musical instruments. Hermetic bags and moister absorbers are other items you can prepare to ensure your belongings stay good as new!
Tip: If you choose to pack your belongings yourself, ASI Movers can deliver you the adapted packing materials you need in advance. Contact our relocation agent for more details.
3. Sorting, categorizing, labeling
The best practice when moving is to label each box with the room it belongs in and a brief description of its content. Your moving partner will issue a packing list, and we recommend you keep a room-by-room inventory of your items with you during your move.
Tip: When using ASI Movers’ packing and unpacking services, we take care of this step on your behalf and follow your indication for the placement of your belongings in your new home.
4. Filling the boxes
Packing is an art; trust us! Here are some of our best tips to pack like a pro if you choose to do it yourself or to take care of selected items yourself:
Pack heavy items first, and work your way up lighter ones.
Use bubble wrap for fragile items such as dishes, glasses, vases, etc., and do not hesitate to be generous in protecting your items.
Fill empty spaces with packing paper or bubble wrap to prevent items from shifting during the move.
Avoid overpacking boxes: we know it can be tempting to try to fit as much as possible in one box, but we recommend you be careful to avoid overpacking them as heavy or overstuffed boxes break easier and can become difficult to move.
Tip: Make sure you prepare a separate box for items you will need right after the move is completed to avoid having to open several the moment you arrive in your new home!
Tip: Ensure you carry essential documents with you during your move, like passports, birth certificates, financial records, etc.
The benefits of relying on a professional team of packers: efficiency & reliability
At ASI Movers, we believe that relocating involves so much more than moving items from one place to another. From saying goodbye to friends to preparing for your arrival in your new home, we know that there is a lot on your mind.
Taking care of your belongings should be the least of your concerns in these busy times, and that is why ASI Movers offers end-to-end moving solutions that include professional packing and unpacking.
1. Save time & reduce stress
Packing can be time-consuming, and sometimes even overwhelming, especially if you have other important tasks to complete before your move, but it does have to be. Hiring professional packers can take the stress off your shoulders and give you peace of mind knowing that your items are in good hands.
2. Ensure your belongings are packed securely
Professional packers have the experience and expertise to pack your items most safely and optimally, ensuring they arrive at your new home in the same condition as when they left.
3. Special items care
Some items are more complex to pack than others, either because of their design and shape, their material, their weight, or how fragile they are. For these special items, resorting to professional packers is the best fit as they have the experience of working with such goods most efficiently and securely.
We offer customizable packing services, enabling you to choose the level of service that works best for you.
At ASI Movers, we are dedicated to making your relocation process the easiest and smoothest possible, because there is so much more on your mind than just moving your belongings! We provide comprehensive moving services and customized solutions crafted to fit your needs, no matter your project.