Moving Costs

One of the most stressful times in your life is moving. Not only does the act of moving require significant preparation, but it’s usually the little things that keep you up at night, and most notably the associated costs which can escalate the anxiety. Let’s take a high-level look at the moving costs that can be expected before, during and after your move.

Travel and time to find a place

This can be defined as a passive moving cost. While there may not be an explicit bill for your time, like most people you need to take time and energy to locate your next home, whether its an apartment in the city or a house in the suburbs. As the adage goes, time is money, and this is no different. Especially with the current housing and rental market, you may be spending more time than anticipated or traveling further than you thought. This is a hidden moving cost to consider.

Realtor fees

Depending on the location and type of home you move into, you may require the assistance of a realtor. Your agreement with your realtor may or may not require you to pay a fee. If you are buying a home,

chances are the seller will take this cost on, however if moving into an apartment in a desirable area, you may need to fork over some cash as a realtor fee. This is a moving cost that could be significant.

Closing costs

For those purchasing a home, this is a moving cost that can be somewhat disheartening. From lawyers fees, to homestead to the realtor’s cut, these bills add up and could be a significant hit to your bank account. This is usually an unavoidable part of your moving costs that cannot be overlooked as a part of your budget.

Packing supplies costs

You’re almost there! You found your next home, all the papers are signed, and now comes the hard part, the physical packing of items. Sometimes you can underestimate how much stuff you really have and how much of it you want to transport. From closets, to under beds, to that junk drawer, you will most likely need packing supplies, and it is not cheap! If you’re lucky, you can stumble upon free supplies (usually boxes) from members of a local Facebook group. And that’s half the battle! Keep in mind, you may need tape or some sort of void fill or protective wrapping to ensure your items stay secure during transport. Maybe you want to hire your movers to provide full-service packing as well? While expensive, it’s a tremendous way to optimize your move and limit your stress.

Cleaning Costs

This is another sneaky cost that you may not consider when calculating your moving costs. Whether it’s hiring a professional cleaner, or spending your time scrubbing, sweeping, wiping, and more, this is a cost to consider as a part of your move.

Daycare/pet care (if required)

Some people like to focus completely on their move. Whether you have a pet running around or younger children that can potentially interfere with your packing plan, these are in part moving costs to consider. If you have a short window of time to pack, and require the most efficient and distraction free situation, this may be an additional moving cost to consider.

Rental truck/Movers

You’re there! It’s move day and your boxes and furniture are ready to go to your new home. How will you do it? Most people don’t have access to a vehicle that can haul everything at once. This is an integral part of your moving costs, and usually the biggest one to note. Make sure you do your research and identify the mover with the best reviews and the expertise to provide you a worry-free service. Keep in mind, cheapest is not always best, and those cheapo movers could cause additional moving costs due to inexperience, inefficiency, or carelessness. If you’re moving yourself, time and gas are considerations as well.

Storage(if required) Can all your stuff fit in your new home? Are you in between homes for a little bit? Storage is something to consider as a part of your moving costs in the case that you will need to utilize some extra space.

Things to consider when renting a home or finding an apartment

Renting a home, buying a home, finding an apartment and similar real estate activities go hand in hand with moving. As the experts in moving, Olympia Moving & Storage is here to help. As we near the end of 2021, we have experienced an unprecedented moving year from labor shortages to material shortages to a historic spike in moving demand. We offer some advice on whether you’re renting a home or trying to find an apartment.

2021 will forever be known as a seller’s market. Data across the country showed houses sold for prices way above asking with numerous bidders, and contingencies being waved left and right. Anecdotally, we heard a lot of sellers taking advantage of being able to sell high, gaining an influx of cash, however with no place to go. This result is renting a home or finding an apartment to rent. It’s a hot topic still to date, because as this seller’s market continues to drive prices higher, finding an apartment or renting a home becomes pricier. We see our customers and buyers across the country not able to find their next permanent residence in a timely fashion. The only solution becomes opting for a “temporary home.”

These solutions may be renting a home in your desired town, playing the waiting game for a forever home that is affordable to pop up. The other option is finding an apartment either in your same town/city of choice or looking at surrounding areas that keeps you close to your ideal location. Keep in mind, whether deciding to rent a home or find an apartment, the responsibilities may vary. With a home and depending on the state, the renter may be responsible for the care and maintenance of the home, including lawn mowing, snow shoveling and similar weather-related activities. An apartment may be a lower maintenance option; however you sacrifice the privacy you would have with a home rental. Since this is not a topic to take lightly, we suggest researching additional advice about the pros and cons of renting and buying.

In both cases, there is the argument to make that if you can be patient and wait out the market, you would benefit from the additional cash gained from the sale and you find the home of your dreams. Patience is the determining factor here, so make sure you set your own expectations to deal with an extended timeline. And with this extended timeline, understanding the lease and the termination clauses will play a big part in the whole process. There are a large number of factors that will affect your decision so make sure to do your research. There are government and private move websites that will tediously identify all the things to consider. Moving is one of the most complex and stressful things to go through in life, so make sure you’re prepared and do your homework.

Also keep in mind, when renting a home or trying to find an apartment, you’ll still have to move all your belongings. Whether you keep it in storage with a trusted provider or find storage on the temporary property, you most likely will need help. With 30 years of expertise, and the ability to move anything to anywhere, Olympia can provide the guidance and help to get your move completed effectively and efficiently.

How much do movers cost?

Depending on how specific you want to be, this may be a tough question to answer. From a simplistic perspective, you could say a complete moving service cost on average anywhere between $100-$400 per hour/per mover. That also depends on your location, how accessible your home is, the size of your home and how much stuff you have. The quote could vary greatly depending on how all these factors pan out. Let’s look at the key factors when trying to figure out this deceptively simple question of how much do movers cost.

When are you moving?

Depending on the time of the year, the cost of your move may vary greatly. As you can imagine, during the summer and dates around the 1st of the month see higher rates as a simple effect of supply and demand. In the summer, demand rises tremendously, and prices are adjusted based on how much capacity your moving company of choice has available.

Where are you moving from?

This parameter has two parts to it. Firstly, depending on if you are in the city or in the suburbs, access to your home may be vastly different. A house in the suburbs with an accessible driveway would not pose any concern. However, if you are in the city and require permits to block off the street, or need access to an elevator or receiving area, that is a different issue and may incur additional costs.

The second part of this question depends on the mover you chose. Most likely, the moving company you hire will charge travel time, so the further you live from the movers’ base of operations, the more additional costs you may see.

What are you moving?

This will make up the majority cost of your move. Depending on the size of your home, this will dictate the number of men needed and the amount of time required to remove all of your items. There are things that will naturally increase the amount of time, such as disassembly of furniture or emptying out your drawers. The movers will need to do this to make the furniture manageable to maneuver through hallways and down steps. If you are focused on being cost-effective when it comes to your move, you can do a bunch of this disassembly and decluttering prior to your move day to ensure your movers can operate as quickly as possible.

Additional items to evaluate

Often times leading up to the move day, life gets extremely hectic and some things gets missed. Keep in mind, your mover is prepared for this, and can offer both full-service packing options, as well as additional supplies if needed. If you happen to underestimate your need for either time or materials, your moving company will happily offer these items at an additional cost.  

The other important additional service to consider is valuation and liability. Most states have a default liability insurance requiring your moving company to carry. Keep in mind however that this is usually a very basic insurance, and if you have a claim on a sentimental or expensive item, the claim payout may seem inequitable. If this is a concern for you, reach out to your moving company and explore their valuation options, however an additional cost to think through as well.

 

One thing to note that is usually free, an estimate. As Olympia Moving & Storage consistently urges, perform your due diligence on the moving company you choose. Make sure they have the customer reviews, the accreditation, the experience and the expertise to make your move-day as stress free as possible.

Usps Mail Forwarding

The little things: Did you remember to forward USPS mail?

The complexities of moving are often hidden. The overarching notion of moving your stuff from point A to point B seem relatively simple. However, as you zoom in and pick apart the requirements and things needed to make your move successful: before, after and during, the term overwhelming comes to mind.

Most likely before your move comes the detail with housing. Buying or renting? Well, make sure the logistics line up for when you want to move. And once you land on that info, then there’s the moving preparation. Decluttering, sifting through all your items, packing all your items, will it all fit? Do I need any other furniture?

During the move, the complexity rears its ugly head in the form of aligning all schedules and the frantic pace throughout the actual move day.

And now after, once you get through the move comes the settling in and set up, which could take months. And while all this was going on, did you remember the little things, for example that you may need to forward USPS mail?

Luckily for you, you can depend on Olympia Moving & Storage to help you through every step of the process, providing tools to make things like needing to forward USPS mail an afterthought. As a moving company with 30 years of experience, we can assist with your relocation providing you access to the latest technology all in one place. Our moving resource center can help you navigate through your move, no matter what stage you are in, providing timely tools, tips and resources at your fingertips.  In addition to the USPS Mail forward capabilities, we can help you research and transfer utilities, provide insight into your new neighborhood services and send out moving announcements to your friends and family.

As we always suggest, do you research first for moving companies. The reviews, the experience and find yourself a partner and not just a one and one service provider. Your USPS mail will thank you!

Reach out to us today at 800 222 4744 or here for a free quote today.

The Importance Furniture Padding For Moving

Movers’ blankets are a hot topic as of late, given the increased scrutiny on cleanliness of pretty much everything we touch, we here at Olympia Movers wanted to provide some additional information on how we protect your belongings throughout your move. As experts within the moving industry, although the overall idea of moving belongings from point A to point B may seem straight forward, the complexities and hallmarks of a truly great moving service differ from company to company.

The details matter, and critical to a successful move start from the way we treat our clients and their belongings.  Our primary focus is on the client experience and ensuring all your items are treated like our own and protected as such, no matter a local move or a long-distance move.

When we first arrive at your house, we will ensure that there is proper floor covering where required. Once we tour your house to understand the scope, we go to work! Critical to the move is the ability to pack and stack your furniture in our trucks as efficiently as possible. We will work room to room, padding and protecting all the items that are required.

The moving blankets are a key tool in our arsenal. This blanket is no ordinary quilt. This is a thick, heavy-duty blanket that is a blend of polyester mesh and cotton. You may see these called furniture moving pads, moving pads, furniture pads or other iterations. These movers’ blankets keep your items protected from dirt, dust and shifting when stacked and packed tightly in our moving trucks. It’s often the little spaces and crevices that wreak the most havoc while in transit, causing potential shifting. These blankets are critical to help fill those tiny spaces and keep your belongings secure, taking up this little space. The thick and heavy material provides protection and keeps items static throughout the move. It goes without saying, we carry only the highest quality movers’ blankets

No matter the type of items you require moving, Olympia Moving & Storage has all the materials required to keep your items and your home protected from any damage. Apart from the materials we use as part of our service, we offer supplies for sale as well here. Included as a part of our moving service, we do provide the blankets and furniture padding needed in transit from your original location to your new destination.

Keep in mind, no matter the size of your move, furniture padding, or movers’ blankets are an integral component of your move. Some of the other moving companies may charge you per pad, and if you rent a truck there is most likely an additional cost if you require blankets. However you decide to handle your next move, whether on your own or through your favorite moving company(wink wink), make sure you do your research and prepare for the big day.

Why rent a truck for moving?

A simple question however, extremely loaded at the same time. The easy answer would be that you are looking to save money and control your own destiny. The complexities are layered, although it appears to be a straightforward decision. The multiple items to consider when renting a truck include:

  • The size of truck
  • How long the move will take you?
  • How comfortable are you driving a large vehicle around (possibly with through narrow streets)?
  • How does insurance play a factor?
  • Will you have enough room?
  • How to pack to avoid damage?
  • Do you have help moving?
  • Do you need parking or elevator permits?

And what about the cost? Does the rental company charge by mile or what happens if you’re just moving one way? Look out for those extra fees, and don’t forget the gas! Those massive rental trucks have voluminous gas tanks and are not shy about guzzling down.

We get it, sometimes it just makes more financial sense to rent a truck, relying just on yourself. But think of the timing, if you’re moving during peak months or heaven forbid on the first of a month (yikes, September!)  near or in the city, you are going to encounter a significant headache which may not be worth it. Balancing all these factors is overwhelming in it of itself, now throw in family and work obligations, and boy oh boy, have you got a big nut to crack. So, the question becomes, is it worth it?

What is worth it? Would it be worth it to work with an expert in the industry, replete with awards, 95% satisfaction rate on the last 10k moves, and hundreds upon hundreds of reviews praising the personnel and the overall experience?

Consider going with a moving service that you trust, with the experience and customer reviews to provide you the comfort knowing this will not be a nightmare scenario. When making your final decision, look at the big picture and see if renting a truck is the most effective use of time, money, and overall impact to your mental health.

There is a common cliche that moving yourself is one of the most difficult and aggravating things you can do. When you are weighing your options, and apart from all the costs incurred from both sides, make sure you factor in that most intangible and very hard to measure cost – aggravation and frustration. And what cost will that have on top of all the truck rental associated fees? When you weigh those factors against the ease and professionalism that comes with hiring a seasoned and expert moving company, you will find that sometimes the juice is worth the squeeze. That way, instead of managing through layers and layers of complexity during the move itself (and don’t forget the packing!), reach out to a moving company that can handle your move, providing a dedicated representative to walk you through the move from start to finish. Sounds like you should reach out to Olympia Moving & Storage for a free estimate. You stressless move starts with us.

Removing Junk

Whenever you start to pack for a move, you’ll soon realize the astronomical amount of junk that you have lying around the office. With so much to go through and so little time, it’s easier to just get rid of everything. Consider using one of these tips during your next move.

Host a Yard Sale

If you have the time and want to recoup some of the cost of your items, this is the way to go. Spread the word on social media and pick a perfect day with pleasant weather to set up shop. However, this method takes up a lot of time and requires a lot of planning and effort to execute. If you don’t have the time, consider the other options below!

Give to Donation Centers

There are many donation centers like Goodwill and The Salvation Army that always welcome donations to give back to those in need. More often than not, those kinds of services may even do free pick up for goods that you plan on donating. Call your local organization to see if they provide these services. 

Find Free Services

Every state is different, but one constant is that there’s always some sort of free incentive to help you get some unwanted junk out. For instance, Masssave(out of Massachusetts)  has an incentive where they will recycle your fridge and give you a 75$ rebate for it. Do you research when applicable and minimize that cost!

Hire Specialized Junk Removal Companies

If you need the junk gone as soon as possible and can’t spare the time to coordinate things yourself, hiring junk removal companies to take care of it for you is always an option! Olympia offers liquidation and decommissioning services so you can count on us to not only clean and move your space, but also get rid of junk, dispose of documents securely, and donate your assets to the right places. 

For more information about all the services that Olympia offers, take a look at our list of services here.

Car Shipping Cross Country

When making a move across country, one of the more challenging decisions will be identifying how to ship your car to your destination. Unfortunately, you can’t just stuff it in a box. With options out there such as open trailers or enclosed trailers, we look at some of the most important things to consider when moving your car across country:

Due Diligence is even easier this day and age:

There are many auto transport companies out there, and they are not all equal! Depending on your origin and destination, type of service required, there may be multiple service providers. Do a thorough look into the company, digging deep into their social reviews across multiple platforms (Google, Yelp, Facebook, etc..) Take a look at their business summary on Better Business Bureau as well, which will speak to their history and accreditation. The internet is your best friend for this type of initial vehicle transport research. Always cross reference and check various sites to get multiple perspectives on car shippers. This will help form a holistic perspective of a company’s reputation.

Read the fine print!

Many times, an auto transport provider will look good due to their marketing efforts across social media, but it’s the contract and the fine print that will tell the real story. This paperwork includes the contract and well as the Bill of Lading (the legal document issued by the carrier) that will highlight the scope and details of your move. Ensure they are no questionable items or any critical info missing that are directly related to the details. This includes insurance, damage, items left in car, shipping duration or any other details specific to having your car transported safely between states.

Your car’s condition

There’s always the potential for damage when shipping your car, or anything, long distance. The best way to protect yourself and hold the right party accountable is documentation! In this case, when we’re talking shipping your vehicle, both you and the carrier/driver should agree and document your car’s condition. The best strategy is to have a nice clean car(both inside and out) ready for pickup. This will provide the highest visibility for the shipper(and you) to notate any damage upon receiving the car. If you take a walk around and agree upon the condition and (most importantly) note in on the documentation, this will offer clear evidence of any damage, if any was to occur.

Should I pack my car to ship across country?

A common best practice is that if you’re moving across country, then filling your car full of items may seem like an efficient way to ship these items. While this is definitely a good way to possibly save some

money, discuss this scenario with your insurance agent so that in a worst case scenario, your items will be covered.

As will all things moving, reputations and reviews, in this day and age, matter above all else. Whether you’re shipping your car from Boston, Austin, NJ/Philly or Washington D.C. area, make sure you work with a company that has the experience and expertise to provide the optimal transport option and the best customer service overall.

How To Pack Books For Moving

Some consider books or a library collection among their home’s most prized possessions. For many, books are akin to cherished friends. It’s no fun to set up your new place and find books with torn pages, or twisted and scratched covers.

Packing and moving books cause damage if done incorrectly. Let us show you how to pack your books to arrive in the best shape possible.

Materials:

  • Boxes or crates
  • Packing paper
  • Packing tape
  • Markers

a box full of packed booksBefore You Start To Pack

Organize your books according to the sizes, including books, magazines, and periodicals. This will allow you to properly distribute them into cartons.

Decide which books to take

Now that you have your books in groups, assess what you need to move. If there are books that you no longer need, set them aside. Make piles for friends, neighbors, or donate to your local library or reading group. Keep in mind that some move pricing, especially for interstate moving, is weight-based. Since books are very heavy, part of your collection may not be worth moving.

Select the boxes you’ll need

Since books are very dense, book boxes can get heavy fast. Only use the smallest boxes, ideally 1.5 cubic feet, to pack books. Do not overstuff the boxes and make them too heavy to lift when moving. Aim for at most 50 pounds in each box.

Secure the boxes

Next, seal the base and sides of the box with packing tape to strengthen the package and ensures the box will not fall apart when lifted. Properly sealing boxes protects your books from damage from water or other liquids during moving.

Now you have the basics; it’s time to start to packing

  1. Begin unpacking the books from the bottom of the bookshelf and work your way to the top. It also helps minimize any back strain from constant bending.
  2. First, place some sheets of packing paper to the bottom of the moving crate.
  3. Start packing the heavier volumes, then the medium-sized, and finish with the lighter books at the top. Placing the light volumes at the top also helps reduce any damage from the weight of other volumes.

Here are a few methods of packing book boxes for you to consider:

Standing up Method

The standing up method of packing books is similar to how the books lie on your bookshelves. Pack the spines of the books next to the sides of the box or crate when packing. Continue stacking books spine to spine in at least two rows to start.

Cover the layers with packing paper before starting the next row. Use some newsprint or packing paper to plug any extra spaces, but not too tightly to cause friction.

Flat on the back Method

Packing books flat on their backs is an ideal way to get more books into your box and prevent pages from bending or tearing. It’s also the best way to pack books of similar sizes in one location for a snug fit. To avoid tearing or other damage, avoid placing books with their pages facing each other.

Packing precious tomes

Everybody has a set of unique books they like to keep for a lifetime. Packing costly or rare volumes will help ensure they arrive intact when moving. Wrap each book in sheets of packing paper. Fold each section to help create a buffer to minimize damage.

Continue to wrap each book and stack them inside the box or crate. Fill any open spaces with packing paper to help cushion the books during moving. Label the containers to help locate them quickly when unpacking.

packing magazines for your moveMagazines

Magazines can lie flat at the top of your regular books as you pack to fill up any remaining spaces. Organize them according to size and let the larger volumes lie flat in the box.

Sealing & Labeling

Place a sheet of packing paper to the top of each box: close, and seal, then label. Do not over-pack the boxes. Leave enough room to help seal the box on an even plane. When you seal the boxes, try lifting them to see if you can handle the weight of moving. Ensure the base of the box can handle the pressure.

Labeling helps keep track of what’s inside to help organize the moving and unpacking at your new place. Label as you go to ensure you give specific handling instructions to protect your books from damage.

You did it, your books are packed!

Moving is always a challenge, and protecting your books is paramount. Organizing your books in groups will help you pack them in the best possible way to avoid damage. Correctly packing your books ensures they arrive in good shape and are ready to sit comfortably in their new space. If you are looking to get your books packed and packed by professionals, click here and get a free estimate.

How To Pack Clothes For Moving

Packing and moving are never easy, and when moving clothes and shoes, it takes special care to prevent damage. Clothing and shoes represent a large portion of our belongings, as it includes a range of items for the entire family. Our packing tips will get your clothes and shoes in order. Let’s take a look at some proper strategies on how to pack clothes and shoes for moving.

Required Materials:

  • Packing paper
  • Boxes of various sizes
  • Suitcases
  • Duffel Bags
  • Vacuum Seal bags
  • Shoe boxes
  • Markers
  • Sealing tape
  • Tissue Paper
  • Where to start

Categorize your closet

It’s necessary to have a plan in place to get your items of clothing and shoes ready for packing.

  1. Sort items of clothing in categories. For example:
  • immediate needs
  • long-term needs
  • short-term needs
  • seasonal
  1. Check the condition of the clothes for any tears, fraying, stains, or other damage.
  2. Launder everything and dry thoroughly before packing away.
  3. Making clothing piles can help get everything in order:
  • Keep
  • Donate
  • Toss
  • Repair or repurpose
  • Piles for each season
  • Piles for each family member

After making each category, pack off-season or storage items of clothing first. These are items you and your family will not likely wear soon. Store off-season items by vacuum sealing in bags to reduce bulk and save storage space. Make sure you pack with breathable material that helps let air in to reduce moisture and mold. Label each box to identify what will go into storage to unpack as needed.

Pack clothing you won’t be wearing soon, such as formal attire, in a waterproof suit or jacket bag to protect them from moths, mold, dust, dirt, and moisture.

Finally, pack the clothes you’ll need immediately as you settle into your new place. Packing these clothes separately will help you find clothing for each family member to use while unpacking and setting up your new home.

Set aside a complete set of clothing items for each member of the family:

  • Pants
  • Tops
  • Shoes
  • Pajamas
  • Socks
  • underwear

clothing for packing for moving

Packing delicate clothing items

Delicates can tear and suffer other damage during moving. Pack them in separate boxes to help reduce friction during transit. Use sheets of silk paper to wrap delicate clothing items to help protect them from heat, moisture, or damage.

Methods of Packing Clothes

The goal of any packing method is to prevent friction, save space, and ensure your items arrive in good condition. Each technique will ensure you pack each item appropriately to help minimize the risks.

Bundle packing

Start with a bulky item like a winter jacket or coat at the bottom. Next, place a smaller item of clothing atop the coat or jacket. Make the third layer with a smaller item of clothing. When full, wrap the coat or jacket’s ends around the smaller things to form a bundle.

Repeat for other items, and continue to place complete bundles in the packing boxes.

rolling clothes and for packingRolling Method

Fold and roll items like tee shirts, socks, light items and pack them side by side to help save space. You can also fold items within other clothing to save even more space. Rolling clothing also helps reduce wrinkles after unpacking.

Flat Packing

Laying items flat inside packing boxes will also help save space.

Wardrobe Boxes

Wardrobe boxes are an excellent way to store your clothing upright and avoid any wrinkles during moving. They are ideal for packing shirts, jackets, pants, coats, and dresses. They make  packing, unpacking, and re-hanging clothing a seamless exercise when you arrive at your new location.

  1. Place heavy items like blankets or pillows to the bottom of the box. Ensure there’s enough space to hang your clothes comfortably without any wrinkling.
  2. Wrap and store shoes to the base of the hanger boxes to help save storage space.

Sealing and labeling clothes boxes

  1. Ensure you have the right size box to help avoid overloading moving containers. 4.5 cubic foot boxes are the best size for most clothes.
  2. Assemble boxes carefully. Seal the bottom and edges to help prevent any spills while lifting.
  3. Form protective layers on the bottom and sides of boxes to help protect clothing from moving rigors.
  4. Always cover the top layer of clothing in each box with packing paper before closing the lid.
  5. Cover and seal each box with packing tape.
  6. Label each box to help locate clothing categories quickly when unpacking

Packing shoes

packing shoes for a move

Shoes can suffer from scruff marks easily, and especially when moving. Pack them in shoe boxes, shoe bags, suitcases, or at the bottom of regular packing boxes. First, wrap each shoe in packing paper and place them at the base of your moving boxes.

If you’re using a suitcase,  place small items like socks to help cushion the shoes in the suitcase. It also helps minimize any squashing or scratches on the shoes. Stuff shoes with items like foam, rolled up socks, newsprint, and other items to help keep their shape when moving.

Shoeboxes: Seal the sides of the shoebox with tape or enclose it with a rubber band or string to help protect the box’s base.

Packing A Suitcase For A Long Distance Move

It is a good idea to pack a suitcase on a long-distance move. Depending on how your travel schedule works out, you may not receive your move inventory until a few days after you personally arrive at your new location. Packing a suitcase with enough clothing to make it through the few days while you are waiting for your inventory to arrive will be very important.

Now your clothes & shoes are ready to go!

Protecting valuable clothing and shoes when moving is essential to ensure they arrive without wrinkles or scratches. Each packing method in our useful guide will help equip you with everything you need to pack them properly. If you are looking for Olympia to do the packing and unpacking for you click here for a free estimate.