Packing and unpacking everything you own

It’s the most essential part of the move, but you would be surprised how long it takes some people to pack up their possessions for a relocation. If you’ve lived at your residence for more than five years, realizing exactly how many things you were able to store in your house was probably a surprise at first, but it can be easy to forget that the ease of your moving day completely relies on the idea that you’ve packed everything correctly. If not, you could be in for a full week of trips back and forth. We have a few tips for those of you loading up the boxes for your next big adventure.

-More boxes means a lighter load. It might seem efficient to pack every book that you own into the same box and just label it “BOOKS” and be done with it, but if you can’t pick that sucker up off the ground it might have been just as useful to bring your cinder block collection with you. Spread out the heavier items over a few boxes.  Pack your yearbooks with your linens. Throw your pillows into the book box. It might seem like an organizational nightmare, but you’ll thank us when your back is still in tip top shape in your new home.

-Color code your home. If you happen to be hiring a local Virginia moving company to actually muscle the boxes out the door, they’ll need every clue they can pointing them in the right direction. Buy a dozen colored labels and color code your life. This way, it will be easier to identify where each box belongs at a glance.

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