Packing Tips

How to stay organized while moving, dog in moving box.

How to Stay Organized While Moving

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Moving sometime soon? Need some help here in Treasure Valley? Boise Moving and Storage is here to help in any way we can, even if you are not in the area. We have some advice to give on how to stay organized during your move, especially with moving services in Boise.

Declutter Before

The less you have to pack, the easier of a job it’ll be. By sorting through your items before you begin the process it will eliminate the unnecessary clutter. “Dealing with it later” is not the easy way out because that creates more unnecessary items that you now have to sort through. By only packing the necessary items, you can organize easier and decrease the chances of losing important items.

Create an Inventory

The typical brown moving boxes come with handy little areas to write what items are contained inside, but creating an inventory goes beyond that!
In order to stay organized, it is essential to create a separate list of your belongings and the boxes they are located in. This is easiest when the boxes are labeled solely with the location and number, such as “Living Room 24,” which correlate onto the reference sheet. This process allows you to easily find packed away items and even identify which boxes were misplaced in the moving process.

Separate Storage Area for Separate Rooms

After each of the boxes are packed and identified as mentioned before, it is crucial to keep them separated by room within the truck, storage, or any other place they may end up. This allows the moving company to assist you in placing the boxes in the correct location, keeping it organized and creating less work for you. Disorganization can lead to lost or broken items and more work for you in the unpacking process. Moving companies in Boise, Idaho, along with the rest of Treasure Valley, want to make the process as easy as possible for you.

Pack the Essentials Last

By packing the essentials last, you have easier access to them. It can be a hassle when you have to go digging for those essential items that you accidentally packed. Searching for these items causes you to rearrange the previous packing that you worked so hard to organize. By packing these last, you avoid this and keep everything in the correct place.

Hire the Right Moving Company

Nothing is worse than having a moving company that does not care. Whether you are hiring a moving company for residential, office, or any other moving in the Treasure Valley, it is important that they take care of your belongings in the overall process. Boise Moving and Storage values their customers and their belongings, and is committed to making this process as easy as possible for you. We are not a franchise or an agent, resulting in low costs to get the job done. Call Boise Moving and Storage today to get a quote on your next (organized) move!

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Need to Know Packing and Storage Tips

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Moving to the Treasure Valley anytime soon? Boise Moving and Storage is here to help. Whether you need a helping hand or simply a dry place to keep your valuables safe. We have it all. Here are a few tips to help get you moved with less hassle. We work in Boise, Nampa, Meridian, Eagle, and Caldwell. Wherever your new home is we will help get you settled.

What Do You Need?

The basic brown boxes, tape, and a marker to label what is inside are three necessities that most of us are well aware of. But here are a few things that are also very helpful when packing your valuables. Believe it or not, newspaper or paper towels help as a cushion for valuables or breakables. When moving kitchen supplies make sure you wrap your glasses in newspaper or paper towels to help prevent them from breaking.

When packing up plates add a piece of newspaper or paper towel between the plates so you reduce the risk of them cracking or breaking during the move. The famous bubble wrap that we all played with as a kid and might still play with as adults is another great way to pack efficiently and safely. For more tips on different types of moving click here and see all of the different moving services we offer here at Boise Moving and Storage.

Tricks to Packing

Everyone has a different way that they pack their things. But here are a few tips and tricks that can make your packing strategy even more unique. Making a checklist of everything that you need to pack and organizing by sections such as kitchen, living room, bathroom, can make unpacking easier. If you want to be more specific like “guest bathroom” for example so you know what bathroom that box belongs to.

Setting yourself up for success will allow you to truly be successful in the end. Another tip is to purge all the things that you do not need and or want anymore so you aren’t packing and moving irrelevant items that you will never use again.

Storage Hacks

When you store your items you need to get the bang for your buck which means you need to store in the most efficient way possible. If you are storing furniture such as drawers use those draws to store some of your items that way you are using the space that you are paying for effectively. Another great way to save space is the power of stacking. Stacking boxes, chairs, and things on furniture can make it so you don’t have a ton of wasted space.

Here at Boise Moving and Storage, we have climate controlled storage so your valuables are in the best hand here in the treasure valley. We have a range of different options and sizes for both residential and commercial storage. We make sure to accommodate all of your Boise moving needs.