Packing for moving, when done right, doesn’t need to be stressful. We’ve packed countless clients for a move, so we know a thing or two about how to efficiently move all your belongings. Forget the hard work–let us help you pack for your move.

Let Your Dressers Do The Work For You

If you have a bunch of folded clothes in a dresser and it’s not too heavy, don’t bother packing everything up into cardboard boxes–save yourself the time and the box!

Leave all of your clothes neatly folded in the dresser, take out the drawers to make moving the dresser easy, and wrap all of them up in plastic wrap to prevent anything from scratching and to keep the clothes from shifting around during the move. You’ll have perfectly folded clothes before you even do anything in your new house!

Use Your Linens and Towels To Pad Fragile Items

Before you fold up all your towels and put them away, put them to good use by using them for padding for items like perfume bottles, lamps, vases, and other breakable belongings. This eliminates the amount of things like bubble wrap you’ll need and cuts down on the number of boxes you use.

Use Pots and Large Tupperware

Finding and putting together small boxes for kitchen items like spices and small gadgets is time-consuming and can be annoying. Use your pots and larger tupperware containers to put them in, and they’ll take up zero additional space when you pack everything away! Plus, it keeps kitchen items with other kitchen items so you don’t need to go searching for every nook and cranny that you shoved those small things into.

Color Code Boxes

Invest in a sheet of different colored stickers to color code boxes for each room. It’s easier than having to find a marker every time you close a box up, and much quicker to just slap a sticker somewhere on the box.

Pack Your Suitcases

Your suitcases are coming with you, so why not use them for what they’re designed for? Wheels make them ideal for moving, so you can use them to pack things that might be too heavy or cumbersome to move in cardboard boxes. Moving is all about working smarter, not harder, and suitcases are a great way to do that.

Of course, you can always call Chores to let us do all the heavy lifting for you! Let us pack and unpack you for a move so you can worry about the important stuff.