How to pack for your New Hampshire move

Packing is definitely the most tedious part of the moving process. And if you are planning to move to New Hampshire, packing your belongings is going to be the most important task that you need to complete. Because if you do not do this part right, your move will cost you more than you hoped for. Luckily, it doesn’t have to end that way. Preferred Movers NH has prepared a guide that will help you pack for your New Hampshire move in a smooth and easy manner. Just like professionals would. Let’s take a look, therefore, at how to properly pack your inventory.

Hiring a professional packing service is the best and simplest way to pack for your New Hampshire move

Packing is something that requires a lot of time, energy,  knowledge, certain skills, as well as good packing materials in order to be completed successfully. And we understand that now everyone is ready to invest all those things when trying to pack for a New Hampshire move.  That is why our first suggestion is always to find some good movers Bedford NH has to offer and see whether they offer professional packing services. If they do, ask for their quote and see what their packing service includes.  Some professional packers will only pack your standard items while avoiding packing fragile items. Others will offer packing assistance only for fragile items.

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The easiest way to pack is to hire professional packers

On the other hand, there are movers that will offer free packing materials if you hire their packers. Or offer you a free unpacking service. There are many variations of this particular service so, if you decide to hire professional pacers, make sure that you understand all the details regarding that service.

You do not have to hire packers, you can pack for your move on your own

Hiring packers is the best option when it comes to packing for a New Hampshire move. However, we understand that not everyone will be in a mood for hiring local movers NH for packing. Some people might find them to be too expensive. Others will not be comfortable with strangers going through their belongings. Whatever is the case, the good thing is that you will be able to do it on your own if you want. And in the following lines, we will take a look at all the steps that you need to take when packing for your NH move.

Declutter before you start packing – you do not want to waste time packing unnecessary belongings

The first thing that you need to do when packing for the move is to declutter. If you are moving long distance, your movers in Nashua NH will consider the number of items you have to move as well as the weight of your inventory when determining your relocation price. That is why you need to get rid of the excess items first. Also, you do not want to spend time, energy, and money on packing items that you are not going to need in your new home. Therefore, start with decluttering. Another good thing with decluttering is that you can sell those excess items and improve your moving budget as well.

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Start with decluttering

After you declutter, make a list of your items

Once you get rid of the excess items, you should make a list. An inventory list will help you keep track of your items. But it will also help you determine the exact number of moving boxes to prepare and you can use this list later as a reference to check your items after delivery. Also, if you are planning to hire packing services NH, movers will also ask for your inventory list so they can give you an estimate.  So start creating a detailed moving inventory list now.

Calculate the exact number of moving boxes

Finally, it is time to start preparing your packing materials. Of course, the main issue here is to determine the exact number of boxes that you need. If initially, you take less than you need, you will waste your time going for more. If on the other hand, you get too much, you are wasting money and it is not environmentally friendly to waste packing materials. Especially plastic wraps and similar.  If you do not have experience with this, you can call your movers and ask them to give you an estimate regarding the number of boxes that you need. You can also find some online box calculators to help you.

Find appropriate packing supplies

When getting your packing materials, pay attention to the size and quality of the boxes. Large boxes can receive a lot of items but they cannot carry too much weight. So use the larges boxes only for light items like clothes or your beddings. Also, there are specially designed boxes that you can use for packing dishes, clothes, flat TV, mirrors, and even boxes for light bulbs and mattresses.  Of course, not every store offers all types of boxes, But if you can find them, they would be of great help.

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Finding good packing supplies is the most important part

Packing your items for the move

Now it is time to pack your stuff. Remember not to overweigh your boxes. If you are not sure, add packing tape to the bottom of the box to secure it additionally. When it comes to fragile items, make sure that every piece is individually wrapped in packing paper or plastic wrap. Also, make sure that there is no empty space in boxes that carry fragile items or you will lose them. Finally, make that you label your boxes properly but especially those with fragile items. Movers that will carry them need to know what boxes require special care.

Hiring movers is better but if you want, you can pack by yourself

That is how you can pack for your New Hampshire move with ease. Of course, hiring movers is always a better option. But if, for some reason, you do not want to, you can definitely pack on your own as well.