How to Safely Pack Gaming Equipment

Your Xbox, Playstation, and consoles are sometimes among the most valuable items you are moving. It essential to safely pack gaming equipment so it does not get damaged during the transit of a move. It’s dangerous for your gaming equipment to go alone – take this advice from Olympia for moving your consoles safely.

The Tips for Packing Gaming Equipment

First things first, give your game consoles and electronic equipment a good cleaning or dusting. You don’t want to pack dusty equipment.

Find good packaging

Gather all the packaging you’ll need. The original packaging is the best choice, since it has already been optimized to provide the most protection to your device. If the Xbox or PlayStation box is long gone, check out allcases.com to find the right size hard shell electronics box. Though it is not the best choice, a regular cardboard box close in size to your device will do, as long as you only pack gaming equipment in that box.

Protect your valuables


If you’re not using an original or specialized box, it’s essential to add padding to protect your devices from rattling around, cracking or breaking. Avoid packing peanuts – they give off static electricity which can cause your electronics to short out or reduce their life span. The best packing materials are newspapers, clothes, or anti-static bubble wrap.

Organization is your best friend

Keep cords and controllers with their console. Don’t forget to protect your controllers too! Improper packing can cause loss of sensitivity in the controller’s buttons and joysticks. Neatly wrap the cords and protect each controller individually. Put all the parts of each console into the same box, which will keep each gaming system separated and organized. Avoid packing anything that is not gaming equipment in the same box.

Label your boxes


Meticulously labelled boxes are an unpacker’s best friend. Keep a list on a pad of paper as you pack each item. Noting even the smallest of things will save you time later!

The Best Method to Pack Gaming Equipment

Follow these step by step instructions to safely pack your gaming system:

  1. Before you unplug anything, make sure you take out any discs or games inside your system. Leaving it inside can damage the game.
  2. If your system has a rechargeable battery, remove it from the system before packing.
  3. Wrap the console, controllers, and any accessories per the tips above
  4. Place a layer of padding on the bottom of the box before putting anything in it. Learn the “burrito method” in our packing basics video.
  5. Put the individually wrapped items in the box with the heaviest items on the bottom and the lightest on the top
  6. Fill in any empty spaces with extra padding or paper to make sure pieces don’t shift around during transit
  7. Place a second layer of padding across the top before you close the box.
  8. Label your box with everything in it! The more specific you are, the sooner you will be playing games in your new home.

By following these instructions you’ll be able to get to your new home and switch from Pack Man to Pac Man. When you’re ready to move, give us a call at 800.222.4744 or fill out our form for a free moving estimate! 

Moving to Boston? The 5 Best Ice Cream Spots

Moving to Boston? Whether you’re moving in the sweltering heat of the summer or in the dead of winter, it’s essential to know the best ice cream spots in Boston. Here are the top 5 joints in town:

Rancatore’s

Newton, Bedford, and Lexington

After helping his brother Gus create Toscanini’s, Joe Rancatore went off on his own and founded Rancatore’s. Ranc’s grew to become a local favorite, boasting sundaes, creamy, quirky, creative flavors, and dairy free and sugar-free alternatives. Visit a location to get a 1-scoop micro or even a quart of freshly packed ice-cream.

Toscanini’s

Central Square

Founded by Gus Rancatore, Toscanini’s has been in business since 1981. With “‘The Best Ice Cream in the World'” – New York Times” plastered across their window, Toscanini’s attracts customers from all over.  Toscanini’s makes all their ice cream and baked goods in house (or purchased from local bakery Iggy’s), and pulls inspiration for new flavors from around the US and the world.

The Cookie Monstah

Danvers shop, Roaming Food Truck

The Cookie Monstah was created by Missy Gale. After almost 2 decades of work in the baking industry and many trips to find the perfect chocolate chip cookies, she started her food truck. The truck roams around the Boston area and was featured on the travel channel and NBC Boston for its famous ice cream and cookie sandwiches.

[FoMu]

Boston

Created in 2011, [FoMu] is the healthiest choice on this list. [FoMu] is a completely plant-based company, and their signature blend is made with coconut milk. All of their products and toppings are non-dairy and vegan. They also have soy free, gluten free, and kosher products. They make their ice cream in Watertown, MA and have stores in Allston, Jamaica Plain, and the South End.

J.P. Licks

Across the Boston Metro Area

J.P. Licks started in 1981 in Jamaica Plain (“J.P.”) by Vince Petryk. The small business has 14 locations, and has won over 400 awards for their ice cream and coffee. All of their products are Kosher, and they have delicious frozen yogurt varieties as well. This spot is a favorite of college students and locals, and will consistently deliver delicious cups and cones of your favorite flavors.

 

When you get to the city make sure you check some of these spots out, and figure out which you think is the best ice cream in Boston. Save us a cone!

If you’re ready to make the move to Boston, give us a call at  800.222.4744 or fill out our form for a free moving estimate! 

6 Upgrades That Will Sell Your Home

When you’re moving, you may hesitate to put more money into your soon-to-be old home. This mistake will cut into your bottom-line, or even prevent your home from selling at all. Considering these 6 upgrades that are sure to sell your home and Follow these tips to upgrade your home and your listing price.

1. Decluttering!

First things first, to upgrade your home you need to get rid of all the junk hanging around the house. Clearer spaces make rooms look larger. Say goodbye to the old sports equipment and dried out art supplies. Start with the goal of cutting your stuff in half. Olympia Moving & Storage has a free storage promotion to help, learn more.

2. Give some TLC to your Kitchen counters

Redoing your kitchen counters is a game-changer. Making your kitchen look as clean and new as possible is essential to selling your home. Who wants to buy an old, crumb-riddled kitchen? An upgraded kitchen allows buyers to focus on the home’s real features, not the peeling linoleum counter tops.

3. Upgrade the Bathroom

Another upgrade to sell your home is a modern bathroom. Installing new, clean utilities can make a world of difference. At the very least, replacing the shower curtain and toilet seat can change how people view your home. Potential buyers will be admiring the bathroom upgrades, not a dirty, well-used restroom.

4. Lather up a Fresh Coat of Paint

To brighten your whole house, invest in a new coat of paint for the walls and trim. Choose a neutral color like white to give the buyers a blank canvas, or choose another neutral like cream or a light taupe to make the rooms seem bigger and more open. If you’re looking for something more colorful, check out these tips from Business Insider.

5. Install New Hardware on Cabinets

There is nothing like shiny silver hardware to light up a room. Remove dull and worn out hardware and head over to a hardware store to stock up on handles and knobs to upgrade your cabinets. The new installations will brighten up the room and create a new, finished perspective for your home.

6. Landscaping

Last but certainly not least, you must landscape your yard space. The exterior of the home is a buyer’s first impression, so it is important to impress. Mulch the gardens, mow the lawn, trim bushes, and edge the walkways. Do everything in your power to make your yard appear taken care of and welcoming – you want to invite buyers into your home, not scare them away with unruly plants and spotty grass.

 

If you don’t think you’ll be able to complete this by yourself, it is worth researching professionals who can help complete these upgrades that will sell your home. The more you put into your property, the higher you can list your house for!

Once you sell your home, give us a call at 800.222.4744 or fill out our form for a free moving estimate!

Move to Boston: Top 5 Fall Activities

Thinking about a move to Boston? Fall in New England is one of the best times to live in Boston. Olympia Moving & Storage is lucky enough to headquarter in Boston, MA, so we have experienced everything fall in New England has to over. If you just relocated to Massachusetts, or are looking to move to Boston, here are our top 5 must dos in the Boston area this autumn.

Move to Boston and Enjoy Fall as a Local

1. Explore Boston’s Green Spaces

The Boston Common and the Public Gardens are a little dose of nature in the middle of downtown Boston. Steps away from scenic Beacon Hill and the bustling theater district, the parks are full of statues, bridges, and benches. Whether you take a stroll or pack a picnic, be sure to stop by the green spaces to enjoy the fall foliage!

2. Spooky day trip to Salem, MA

If the supernatural is your thing, head to the north shore and visit Salem! The town where the Salem Witch Trials took place in 1692 is the best place to celebrate Halloween. Visit The Witch House, where Jonathan Corwin, a judge in the Witch Trails, lived. The structure is the only remaining building with direct ties to the trials. Judge Corwin, his brother, and other significant people involved in the trials are buried in local cemeteries, which are open to the public from dusk to dawn. Salem, MA also has many excellent restaurants and fun store fronts to enjoy during your visit. 

3. Visit a New England Apple Orchard

There are over 50 farms in the Boston area that offer apple picking. Many farms also have a farm store with cider donuts, apple cider, and other baked goods and treats. Interacting with the farm animals is a highlight at Russell Orchards in Ipswich, MA. Plan a perfect autumn day trip, complete with a scenic drive! If you’re planning on baking a pie with your freshly picked apples, check out this Yankee Magazine article on the best types of apples for pie.

4. Walk around Walden Pond in Concord, MA

This famous Massachusetts state reservation is known for inspiring writer Henry David Thoreau. It was also a favorite spot of transcendentalists Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Walking around the pond is a 1.7 mile stroll, and you’ll be impressed with the varying foliage color in the fall months. While you’re in town, visit the Ralph Waldo Emerson Home and the Concord Museum only 1.5 miles away.

5. October Baseball at Fenway Park

The Red Sox in the playoffs is one of the most exciting events in Boston. The crisp air, earlier sunsets, and bright stadium lights bring a special atmosphere to the 107 year old Fenway Park. Boston Red Sox fans are among the most loyal, and frequent the park even in unsuccessful seasons. Grab a soda and a hot dog and settle in for one of the most resilient teams in baseball.

Looking to enjoy fall in New England as a local? Contact Olympia Moving & Storage to plan a move to Boston. Fill out our form online or give us a call at 800-222-4474 for a free estimate.

On the Move: Wellesley, MA

Olympia Moving & Storage moves thousands of customers in the Boston area each year. In our “On the Move” series, we take you on the job to see first-hand the homes our crews work in and the variety of services they perform.

On the Move | Wellesley Moving Services

Moving From: A picturesque Wellesley, MA neighborhood

Moving To: Minneapolis, Minnesota

When: June 2018

Interstate Moving From Wellesley, MA

This client was moving from a 5-bedroom home in Wellesley to a new home across the country to Minnesota. This is a large interstate move, so Olympia’s moving consultant, Ida, created a custom moving plan. The move required a 4 man crew. The Olympia team did three days of packing, and then loaded the truck over two days. The client’s belongings then went into storage for about a month before being delivered to their new home in August.

Storage For Interstate Moves

Clients often need storage as part of an interstate move. In this case, the client had to vacate their home in Massachusetts in June but did not need to move to their new home in Minnesota until August. Olympia solved this problem by storing everything in their private, secure warehouse nearby in Mansfield, MA. A few weeks prior to when the shipment was due in Minnesota, our interstate driver picked up the shipment from our warehouse to transport it across the country and deliver it to their new home.

Packing For Interstate Moves

The Olympia team provided full packing services for this interstate move. As it was a larger home, the team worked over three days to complete all the boxing and furniture packing. Packing services relieve a lot of the stress and work of a move, especially when there are so many other to dos to consider when moving to a new state.

Moving across the country is a big change! Olympia is a part of Wheaton World Wide Moving, a network that connects us with 350+ moving companies nationwide. This partnership combines Olympia’s dedication to complete customer satisfaction with Wheaton’s commitment to professionalism and excellent service. This way you will receive the same outstanding service on both ends of your interstate move

If you are moving to or from Boston or the surrounding suburbs, give us a call at 800-222-4244 or fill out our form online for a free moving estimate!

On the Move: Bedford, MA

Olympia Moving & Storage helps thousands of families in the Greater Boston annually. In our “On the Move” series, we look at a day in the life of our crew, and the range of services they provide.

On the Move | Bedford Moving Services

Moving From: A cozy residential neighborhood in Lexington, MA

Moving To: Close to center Bedford, MA, a quaint town west of Boston

When: July 2018

Lexington & Bedford Moving Services

This client was moving from a 5-bedroom home in Lexington to a new house in Bedford. One of Olympia’s moving consultants, Ida, planned the move to take place over 5 consecutive days.

Each day the Olympia team performed a partial pack, load, and deliver, moving room by room. Each room in the Lexington home was packed and then delivered into the Bedford home one by one, over the course of the 5 days. This plan minimizes the stress of moving for the family. It allows them to remain in some rooms of the home in the midst of the move, and settle into the new home in stages.

The crew was led by Gabe for all 5 days to ensure continuity.

Using a Professional Organizer for Your Move

For this move, Olympia worked in conjunction with a professional organizer. This is the best option for customers who want the complete moving experience without lifting a finger. As Olympia delivered each room to the new residence, the organizer was on site to unpack the boxes and expertly put away the contents. Therefore, the family had completely set-up rooms when they moved into the new home, minimizing interruption in their lives. Olympia is happy to work with your professional organizer, or recommend one, to assist in your move.

Special Items Moved

One of the items the client needed moved was an all-in-one gym equipment system. Olympia worked with one of our partner specialists to disassemble and reassemble the gym equipment so our crew could move it safely. The client also had a marble top that needed to be crated for in-transit protection.

Luxury Moving Services

If you have any expensive artwork or other valuable items that are a part of your move, Olympia will be able to safely and securely transport your valuables. We often build custom crating, moving gym equipment, and transporting pool tables. Any specialty moving service you need, we will execute.

Moving large houses like this one takes a longer time to plan and execute. Call your movers well in advance to lock your dates in place and start the planning process. Take into consideration that the summer is the busiest time of the year for moving companies, and schedules fill up faster.

Looking for a Bedford moving company, or a Greater Boston relocation? Give us a call at 800-222-4244 or fill out our form online for a free moving estimate!

Protecting Furniture During a Move

Making sure nothing gets damaged is one of the most stressful parts of a move. It’s easy to think that solid items like tables and couches could not possibly break, but it’s important not to overlook protecting furniture during a move.

What You Need to Wrap and Protect Furniture

Before you get started, make sure you have these key materials. You can usually purchase these items from your local moving company, Uhaul, or hardware store:

  • Moving blankets
  • Rolls of shrink wrap
  • Many rolls of packing tape
  • Basic tool kit
  • Mattress bags

Protecting Tables and Chairs

To move a dining room or kitchen table, remove any leaves from the table top and wrap them separately.

The legs are the part of large furniture that damage the most! Avoid this by unscrewing and removing the legs. Make sure to keep all the screws safe in a plastic bag taped to the bottom of the table. If the legs fit well  together, wrap them in one blanket. If they are carved wood or have any detailing on them, wrap them separately for good measure.

To move chairs, set them on top of a moving blanket and fold the sides up onto the seat of the chair. Then fold the top over the chair back and the bottom up, securing the whole thing with tape.

Wrapping Upholstered Furniture

To move upholstered furniture, it is important to protect them from rip, tears, and stains. Use large pads or moving blankets to fully wrap a chair or couch. If the legs are detachable, you should detach them and wrap them safely into the chair so they stay together. Use packing tape to secure the pads around the chair or couch. If you hire professional movers, they will do this for you and supply all the pads needed to get all your furniture from point A to point B safely.

To pack a mattress you should wrap it in a plastic mattress bag if possible, and close the openings with packing tape. The plastic will keep bugs and dirt off of your mattress while it’s in transport and protect it from tears. Again, movers should have special bags for all your mattresses when they arrive to load the truck.

Protecting the Bedroom Furniture

Deconstruct wooden bed frames as much as possible, with the panels individually wrapped. Metal bed frames should be taken apart unless they are soldered together. If this is the case, wrap the frame in moving blankets so it doesn’t scratch or dent anything it comes in touch with in the truck or storage unit.

Wrap dressers with their drawers inside to avoid internal damage. Firmly secure all the drawers in place with moving blankets and tape. If its not too heavy, you can leave clothes folded in the dresser. Filling it will keep it from bumping around.

Protecting Furniture is Important!

If you are protecting furniture yourself, make sure to spend the time to do it right. It is easy to overlook, but not protecting the furniture is the cause of stress after the move. If you want to avoid broken parts and scratched table tops, spend some careful and quality time wrapping and padding your furniture.

When you hire Olympia Moving & Storage, you don’t need to worry about any of this. Wrapping and protecting furniture is part of every one of our moves. We provide all the pads, plastic wrap, and tape. We also have partial and full packing options available to add on to your move.

If you’re ready to hire a moving company, give us a call toll-free at 800.222.4744 or fill out our form online for a free estimate.

On the Move: Boston Commonwealth Avenue

As a Boston moving company, Olympia relocates thousands of families to or from Boston this year. In our “On the Move” series, we take you on the job to see first-hand the homes our crews work in and the variety of services they perform.

On the Move | Luxury Moving Services on Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA

Moving From: Location, location, location! This beautiful property is right next to the historic Commonwealth Avenue Mall, just a 5-minute walk to the Boston Public Garden.

Moving To: A brownstone townhouse in Brooklyn, NY

When: June 2018

Boston Moving Services

This client needed a full-service move on very tight deadlines. Olympia’s moving consultant, Ida, planned the move to take place over three days.

The Olympia team performed a full pack of the home on the first day. The next day our five man crew loaded the belongings into two trucks. One truck was bound for New York City. The other was going back to our local warehouse for long-term storage. Prior to departure, our crew removed all debris and broom-swept the house to ensure it was ready for closing. On the third day Olympia delivered the shipment to New York.

The crew was headed by Gabe all three days to ensure continuity.

Special Items Olympia Moved

This client had unique, expensive pieces as well as high value artwork and light fixtures. It is routine for Olympia to manage high end items. Olympia worked with our partner who specializes in crating valuable art, chandeliers, and gold leaf frames. The Olympia dedicated moving coordinator also arranged for an electrician partner to properly remove the chandelier from the ceiling.

Considerations for Boston Moving from Commonwealth Avenue

Homes in the historic Beacon Hill neighborhood are the epitome of beautiful Boston architecture, but the area is particularly challenging for a move. This luxury home was a third-floor walk up. Olympia also had to order a few parking permits to ensure they could park right in front of the home on the resident-only street parking on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall.

 

If you are moving to or from the Boston Area, give us a call at 800-222-4244 or fill out our form online for a free moving estimate!

How To: Find a new apartment in Boston

Are you trying to find a new apartment in Boston? If you’re moving to Boston for the first time, or you just looking for a new place, you’ve probably already discovered that Boston is a difficult market. The cost of living in Boston is infamously expensive, and hovers at around 50% higher than the national average, similar to other expensive US cities such as New York, LA, DC, and Chicago.

Where do you want your new apartment to be?

your new apartment in boston could be in the quaint south end or back bay brownstonesyour new apartment might be one of the new gleaming high rises in bostonyour new apartment might be in this historic area of boston

Boston has 23 official neighborhoods that all have different price ranges and characteristics. Do your research to find which spot is best for you.

For most folks, average prices in the neighborhood is the best starting point in the search. Check out this heat map of Boston rent prices, from Jeff Kaufman, a Software Engineer at Google. If you cannot afford living alone in Boston’s most hip neighborhoods, consider getting a roommate to help split up the cost. If you’re buying, consider getting a home with a space you can rent out. There are also many suburbs and adjacent cities that have lower costs and transportation options into the city.

The second consideration is your commute and getting around the city. Neighborhoods along the train lines of the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) – commonly referred to as the “T”- are more sought after and will be more expensive. In other areas, the bus lines or commuter rail are convenient options to get from A to B. If you’re planning on using your car frequently, check out the traffic patterns on Google Maps or Waze, and check whether a parking space is included in your rent.

To find an apartment in Boston, neighborhood vibe is also key. If you want to be right in the middle of a busy city, consider Downtown, South Boston, or the Fenway/Kenmore area. If you are looking for a residential escape away from the hubbub, try Jamaica Plain or Mission Hill. The South End, Back Bay, and Beacon Hill are all higher end residential areas tucked away in the busy city.

Make sure to choose wisely, as this will be where you’ll spend most of your time. Check out the Olympia Boston location page to read more about the surrounding areas.

Make a budget for a new apartment

plan your budget to find a new apartmentPlan your budget carefully – ask if heating and cooling is included in the price presented. Boston winters are very chilly, but the summer temperatures are not that much fun either. Is the laundry in-home, in-building, or at the laundromat around the corner? Does the price include everything you need? Decide whether or not you can afford your apartment only after you’ve carefully weighed all the financial responsibilities in your life. Here is a rundown of what to consider when you create your budget:

  • Rent
  • Laundry
  • Heating/Cooling
  • Oil/Gas
  • Utilities
  • Other Living Expenses
    • Weekly/Monthly Groceries
    • Gas for your car
    • Public Transportation Money
    • Phone Bill
    • Credit Card Bill
    • Loan Payments

Keeping even the smallest monthly payments in mind can help keep you out of financial stress and trouble later. Be realistic about how much money you already need to spend each month – rounding up can help build in some cushion in case you make any mistakes.

moving to your new apartment in boston

What you need to know about moving day

Did you finally find a new apartment in Boston? It’s time to plan the move!

Most of the rentals in the city are on the same lease cycle beginning September 1st. All of the local college students also be arrive at their dorms the same week. This causes extreme traffic, delays, and frustration throughout the entire city. If you can, avoid moving on September 1st. If you can’t, plan ahead. Both moving companies and truck rentals will be booked to capacity months in advance. Rates will also get higher as the end of the month creeps closer.

The most key advice for newcomers moving to Boston: If you are moving to your new Boston apartment in a rented truck: do not travel on Storrow Drive, Memorial Drive, or Soldiers Field Road. Your truck will not fit. Do not ignore the “Cars Only” signs.

If you would prefer to leave moving to the pros, contact Olympia Moving & Storage at  800.222.4744 or fill out our form for a free moving estimate!

10 Tips for Preparing to Move

Preparing to move house may feel like an overwhelming chore, but if you approach it in a focused, organized way it can be a lot easier than you think.  You may not relish the thought of moving out but if you take these tips on board you’ll see how, with the proper planning and organization, you might even enjoy the process. After all, the door to your new house is waiting to be opened and that’s a cause for celebration.

This blog was written by Angela Pearse, a blogger for Zumper.com.

1. Should You Hire Movers or Move Yourself?

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If you’re looking for a simple solution for your moving woes, then it’s always worth hiring professional movers. Rather than getting frazzled about how you’re going to get your possessions from A to B, let the experts take care of it. Book them in, then all you have to worry about is getting your stuff packed up. Preparing to move is stressful enough, let the professionals deal with the rest.

2. Create a moving checklist

The reason people get stressed about moving is because they leave everything until the last minute and then there’s a mad rush to pack everything up. Start at least a month ahead of moving day and create a moving checklist of all the tasks that need to be done. Ticking off completed tasks week by week will make you feel in control and on top of your packing before the truck arrives. Follow this 9-week checklist for a smooth relocation.

3. Set-up a moving budget

Money, or lack of it, is also a common stress factor when moving out, so do up a list of all the costs involved in the move so you can make sure you have enough cash. Add things like the cost of the movers, packing boxes & tape, utility connection fees and the like. If you have a cat or dog will you need to house them in a kennel or cattery while the move takes place? Add this cost to your moving budget.

4. Transferring Your Information

You’ll need to notify your utility companies about your change of address well in advance so they have time to make the transfers. Not having power or gas when you first move in to a new house can make for a miserable few days while it gets sorted. Don’t forget to notify your employer, doctor, dentist and any other service providers you use, plus your family and friends, of your new address.

5. Measure the new place

While preparing to move, it’s easy to make assumptions that all your furniture will fit perfectly into a new house but sometimes this isn’t the case. It may not be practical to visit your new home to measure up spaces if it’s in another state, but if it’s local then it’s a good idea to do this. If your current furniture doesn’t fit you may need to sell what you have online and order new furniture, but knowing in advance will make things less stressful.

6. Sort through your stuff

You can eliminate two stress factors, lack of money and too much stuff, by sorting through your possessions and decluttering your house before you start packing. Paring down the amount of stuff you have when you’re preparing to move will make it easier to pack, and the less stuff you have, the less it will cost you to move it.

 7. Make hard decisions

Deciding what to keep and what to toss is a lot easier if you apply some rules to the proceedings, and make two piles ‘keep’ and ‘don’t keep’. For instance, to keep it you have to have worn it or used it once in the past year. A pile of tops you’ve worn once in the last five years will go in the ‘don’t keep’ pile, likewise so will a hand-me-down cake mixer from your sister you’ve never used.

 8. What to do with stuff you’re not keeping

Now that you’ve sorted through all your stuff and have items that you haven’t used or are unlikely to use and that are still in good shape, why not consider selling them online, donating them to charity, hosting a garage sale or recycling them? Selling what you can online will top up the amount you have in your moving budget, and donating to charity will make you feel good.

 9. Gather moving supplies

Now you’ve decluttered it’s time to start packing, but you’ll need moving supplies to do so. This includes packing boxes, bubble wrap, newspaper, packing tape, sticky labels and a marker pen. You could beg steal or borrow from friends but a much easier solution is simply to order what you need online.

 10. Pack and label boxes

Pack the items in each room, apart from the furniture, into boxes and label the boxes as you go. You may want to keep an itemized online spreadsheet for each box so you know what’s in it, and also for insurance purposes if anything goes missing.

Here are some takeaway tips to keep in mind to ensure you have a positive and rewarding moving experience.

  • Plan ahead and get organized early on
  • Clear out the clutter first
  • Sell or donate what you can
  • Ask for help from friends and family
  • Take time to say goodbye
  • Eat well and get enough sleep
  • Try to go with the flow

If you are ready to start the moving process, call for a free moving estimate at 800-222-4744 or request an estimate online.