Beginning the Packing Process
Roughly six to eight weeks before moving day begin to inventory
the home. This should take only a few hours, or a couple of evenings,
and must include a list of those items that will be moved and
those that will either be sold or given away.
Investigate insurance for any precious objects that will be
moved, including antiques, expensive carpets, artwork, and any
other objects with an especially high value.
Rent a storage unit near the new location, if this will be
necessary. Some relocation require a period of waiting before
the move is completed, such as a home that is not yet completed
or vacated, for example, and storage may be required. It is
a good idea to make arrangements for storage if there is a risk
for delay or if there is not enough room to keep all of the
Decide if the move is going to be dealt with independently,
or if a professional moving company will play a part in the
process. Moving companies can provide full service, including
the packing and unpacking, or they can be hired to simply drive
the household goods to their new destination.
Gather, purchase and obtain all necessary packing supplies.
Many moving companies sell pre-packaged moving kits which include
boxes in several sizes, specialty boxes and all of the materials
needed to complete the packing process. Most people find it
helpful to have several tape guns, permanent markers and box
cutting knives in their packing supplies.
Pack away the “non essential”
goods in the home. For example, many people begin the packing
process in the attic, basement or garage because these areas are
usually full of things not needed on a daily or regular basis.