Packing Like a Pro: Tips For Your Next Move

August 31, 2022

Swamp Rabbit Moving Greenville


According to years of research, moving is one of the most stressful times in each of our lives. From packing up all belongings, getting rid of unwanted items, cleaning and incurring moving-related expenses, it can cause stress and tension in even the most organized individuals. It can leave you tired and confused, but it doesn’t have to be that way!

Here at Swamp Rabbit Moving, we’re experts at the art of moving, and whether you’re moving from Greenville, Charleston or somewhere else in the great state of South Carolina, we’re here to help. Before moving day, you need to pack, and sometimes that can be the most overwhelming part of the process. Keep reading to learn some of our top tips for your next move whether it’s 5 minutes down the road or across the state.

Good Moving Prep

When it comes to moving, a little preparation can go a long way. Obtaining boxes from the store or from friends/neighbors/family who recently moved as well as packing paper and good tape will help you stay organized. Chances are, you’ll have to replenish these products throughout your packing process, but having some to start out with will help motivate you to get started. Another good thing to do before you even begin packing is to make sure to donate or get rid of anything you don’t want to move. This might seem obvious, but if you haven’t worn a few pairs of shoes in years (for example), it might be time to donate them instead of paying to move them.

Packing Basics

Did you know that there’s actually a strategy to pack your moving boxes? Instead of just throwing items into random-sized boxes haphazardly, it’s good to have a system in place to make moving the boxes easier for you and your moving team. You also want to pack boxes correctly in order to avoid damage to your items and damage to the boxes. There’s nothing worse than carrying a heavy cardboard box and having it break. Using bubble wrap or packing paper will help your items stay safe during the moving journey. To minimize damage the most, start by putting a base layer of packing paper in every box with breakable items then place the heaviest items in first, and it’s important to eliminate empty spaces as well as cover everything with paper.

Decide What To Pack

The order in which you pack things is also really important. Making a list of what needs to be packed and in what order will really help you in the long run with your organization. By planning out your packing, it also ensures that you’ll have enough room in your vehicle or the moving vehicle for the big day. First, you should pack up everything you don’t use on a daily basis or things that are out of season (like seasonal decor). This way, you won’t be wondering where you put the can opener in a few weeks right before your move.

Why Swamp Rabbit Moving?

We know that moving can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be a nightmare! With Swamp Rabbit Moving, we’ll help you make your move as simple as possible. We’re upfront and can handle just about any kind of moving you might be doing from residential and long distance to commercial and storage. Whether you’re located in Greenville, Charleston, Columbia or anywhere else in SC, we’d love to help you move!

All of this talk of packing making you anxious? We even offer packing and unpacking services! After all… When it comes to moving, we hop to it!