If you are moving your home or office, you probably would have over a hundred different items to pack. Effective packaging is essential to keep your items safe during transit and cut down on truck space you will hire. Fortunately, a professional mover offers these tips to reduce your moving hassle.

1. Determine if packing is included in the quote

Most movers include packaging materials and labour in their quotes. Ask your mover if they do the packing. Some only provide the packing materials. Others charge it as extra service. Where provided, the mover’s offer is cheaper and more efficient to use than hiring your labour.

2. Get rid of the unwanted items

Do not pack and transport trash to your new home or office. Movers will be happy to charge you more for extra space. It is advisable to dispose of items that are broken and cannot be repeated. Also, you can sell old items you no longer use in the frugal market or donate them to charity. That way, you cut down the items you need to pack.

3. Organize and pack items in rooms ahead of the day of moving

Organizing and packing your items in rooms makes it easier to arrange when you reach your destinations. You should pack similar items together. For example clothing, shoes, jewelry, books, and so forth. After sealing every box, indicate the items that are in the box with a marking pen. Let the movers Toronto know what items are delicate and should be handled with care. Delicate items can also have some cushioning with air bubbles or foam.

4. Tips for packing dishes and other cookware

Ceramics, China, glass and other common dish materials are very fragile. You should pack your bowls and plates in vertical rows as opposed to staking them directly into your box. Additionally, you ought to indicate the top of the box so that the movers will know how to handle the items to and from the truck. Proper packing ensures that your items reach the destination without any damage. Take a proactive approach to packing before the movers arrive. With proper packing, you will not be forced to repair and replace your items due to damage while in transit.

5. Protect large pieces such as furniture from damage

It is paramount to protect the large items, such as furniture from damage because they will not be put into a box. You should ensure that you remove all drawers that cannot be secured in place and pad the edges with a foam material to prevent cracking from hitting the edges of the truck. Also, you need to disassemble parts that can be removed to minimize chances of damage.