Have a big move coming up? The first step in your preparation is to pack you items the right way. Start analyzing the thing that you need to pack. This will help you in estimating the number of boxes that you will be needing and their respective sizes. You will also be needing bubble wraps. You can also get this estimation done by your moving company. You could ask them to send someone over to take a look. Next you have two options, either you could buy the moving boxes and wraps from your moving company or acquire them yourself which is going to be cheaper.

You should start packing based on your move date. Begin with the items that you will not be needing in the next few days. Prioritize the items based on your daily usage. Entertainment items such as books,MP3’s magazines, DVD’s etc can make their way into the boxes.

Start naming the boxes as you pack them. Put labels on each of them with a short description on what it contains. Will save you a lot of time after relocating to your new home while unpacking.

Once you have acquired the desired number of boxes, start packing the small items first. Make sure that you don’t run out of bubble wraps for fragile items like glass and mirror. Other breakable items such as Flower vases and fragile decorative items can all be put into a single box with bubble wrap. If you have a lot of big furniture it is good to ask for help in moving them around and disassembling.