One way to help to manage the costs of any move, both local and long distance, is to do your own packing. This is often a good option when there is lots of time for the homeowner in Flower Mound to tackle specific rooms in the house over a few weeks, gradually boxing and packing items as they have time.
In some cases, particularly for larger homes, people with lots of possessions or for short-notice types of moves, the best moving companies offer packing crews. These are people who arrive at the home or residence a few days before the move date and pack items in specific rooms or the whole home. These same services can be provided at the destination, making moving into the new home simple and easy.
If you are doing your own packing, here are some tips from moving companies to help to ensure your items arrive safe and sound.
Use Packing As Needed
Skimping on the packing peanuts, bubble wrap or packing paper is a mistake. This is a low-cost way to protect your items, and all empty spaces in boxes should be filled with protective material to help to prevent shifting of items in the boxes that can lead to damage or breakage.
Pack Like Items in Boxes
A common mistake moving companies see, is for people to mix items in boxes. Avoid packing breakables and non-breakables in the same box, particularly if the non-breakables are heavy, bulky or large items.
While it may add a few boxes to keep breakable items separate, it also provides additional protection. Of course, clothing, linens, and towels can be used to provide padding around the bottom, sides, and tops of the boxes for fragile items.
Finally, avoid over packing boxes. Heavy boxes and incorrectly packed and sealed boxes make it hard for Flower Mound moving companies to move safely, and they also increase the risk of damage.