Moving can be a hassle; there’s no doubt about it. From the planning and packing to transport and setting up in your new home or office, every step of the relocation process comes with the opportunity for things to go wrong—but there are steps you can take to reduce the risk of common pitfalls and enjoy a better moving experience.

Proper packing and labeling of your belongings are absolute musts, and there are many reasons why.

Why Proper Packing and Labeling Matters

It takes a little more time and effort to pack properly, but it’s definitely worth it. Here’s why:

  • Proper packing helps to prevent breakage during transit.
  • Labeling makes it easier to unpack.
  • It ensures that only items intended for storage end up in storage.
  • In a commercial move, it helps keep things organized, so you can get back up and running more quickly.
  • Whether using professional movers or not, labeling boxes with fragile items will serve as a reminder to handle those boxes with special care.

Hire Pros or DIY?

The easiest way to ensure your items are properly packed and labeled is to hire professional commercial or residential movers. If you go it on your own, here are some tips to keep in mind:

  • Label for the room the items are going in your new space rather than where they are in the current location.
  • All packing materials are not the same. Choose quality materials, such as sturdy boxes and tape intended for packing moving boxes.
  • Pack electronics in their original packaging whenever possible.
  • Crate fragile or valuable items, such as artwork and antiques.
  • Don’t overpack boxes. If they are too heavy, it leaves them vulnerable to splitting.
  • Wrapping breakable items in newspaper isn’t ideal. Instead, choose bubble wrap or use boxes with dividers for packing glassware or similar items.

Contact Our Kansas and Missouri Residential and Commercial Movers to Learn More

Kings Moving & Storage brings more than two decades of experience to your move. Contact us today for more information about our highly reviewed residential and commercial moving services, to reserve your moving date, and to request a free consultation with a relocation specialist. Call now or fill out our simple online form to get started.