The Perfectionist’s Moving Checklist

By Storbox Self-Storage on October 26, 2011 - Comments off

There are many types of people in this dynamic world of ours. Some are very laid-back, some are easy going but generally organized, and some must have everything perfect. These types of people also make different types of movers. Where the laid-back person may pack everything in a couple of days and rent a moving truck the day of, the perfectionist may schedule each and every aspect of moving weeks ahead. Even if you have a different “moving style,” the following “Perfectionist’s Moving Checklist” will make sure that you don’t miss anything:

  1. Separate the belongings going to your new location and the belongings being put into storage, if necessary;
  2. Research self-storage facilities and pick the one that best fits your needs;
  3. Work backwards from your moving date to determine what needs to be packed and when;
  4. Separate fragile items from those that aren’t;
  5. Group all furniture items together;
  6. Buy covers, tarps, and/or pads for furniture whether moving them or storing them;
  7. Rent a moving truck/van, if necessary;
  8. Have a generous number of moving boxes;
  9. Buy specific types of boxes, such as wardrobe boxes, if you are so inclined;
  10. Buy bubble-wrap, “peanuts” and packing paper;
  11. Buy strong and wide tape;
  12. Have a tape dispenser, it keeps taping simple;
  13. Have a black permanent marker handy;
  14. Use bungee cords and/or other non-elastic cords to keep everything immovable during transport;
  15. Identify the contents of all boxes on at least two sides and the top; and
  16. When labeling boxes with the same type of contents, include the number on the label, e.g. “Books 1 of 2.”

Of course these are not the only points to keep in mind when moving or storing, but this list should make the process a bit easier. At STORBOX, our self-storage facility in Pasadena, we can help you with all your moving and storing needs, from packing and moving supplies to the storage unit itself. To find out more about our services, contact us today at (626) 793-9888.

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