As movers in Greenville, NC, we know how daunting making a move can be. From packing to making an inventory, choosing what kind of storage to picking out your moving team— you have a lot to consider. Working in the business for over 20 years, we’ve picked up some tips and tricks. With that expertise in mind, here are 3 smart hacks for your next move.

1. Mark it “Fragile”

Make sure if you have fragile keepsakes, you absolutely need to have a large, brightly colored “Fragile” sticker. In addition, make sure to mark how it should be held and where it should face. Otherwise, you might have some broken items.

2. Protect Your Glass

Make a masking tape X across mirrors and framed artwork. While doing this won’t necessarily prevent shattering, it will help absorb shock and hold glass in the frame if the item is dropped.

3. Don’t Go Too Heavy

Try to cap each box at 50 pounds or less. It just makes moving a whole lot easier and reduces the chance of the box breaking under the pressure. A general rule to remember is: the heavier the item, the smaller the box. Pack heavier items towards the bottom and lighter items on top. That keeps boxes balanced.

4. Wrap Your Furniture

When you’re moving anything with doors or drawers, try winding a few layers of plastic wrap around it to secure it. This eliminates the need for tape, which can actually damage surfaces. In addition, you also won’t get any ugly scratches on your furniture.

5. Take Inventory

Make a list of all your things as you pack and categorize them by room. This will come in handy in case any of your items get damaged in the move. You’ll also know everything you have and if you’re a little lost, you’ll know which box to look in.

Need More Help?

With these tips and tricks, you should be pretty ready to tackle any move. With that said, you probably need a little more help. For any moving assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out to Advance Moving & Storage. With over 20 years of experience, our movers can help families like yours make that dream move in Greenville, NC. Just look at our list of moving services. You will find that our small and large moving trucks can help you load, store, and move across Eastern North Carolina, or across the nation. To get started, contact us and we’ll see what we can do.