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Packing Tips:

What to Pack Last

Before You Begin:

Use the proper packing materials. It will pay off in the long run! Sturdy boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap and packing peanuts can all be purchased at Storage Facilities, Home Depot, Staples and other shipping companies in your area. Other great types of reasonably priced padding for your boxes include wadded up newspaper, old pillows and blankets.


The following is a list of tools & materials to make your packing go more smoothly:

-Razor Knife and/or Scissors

-Note Pad

-Permanent Marker

-Boxes of all size (Medium Home Depot Size Box is average)

-Packing Tape

-Bubble Wrap

-Packing Peanuts

Bathroom Products

Especially if you're moving long distance, nothing is worse when you arrive at your new house to find that there is no toilet paper, hand towels, or other small essentials that would come in really handy right about now. 

Soaps, Shampoos, Razors, hand towels, toothbrushes, toothpaste, Toilet Paper, etc is just a small list of things to pack last when moving. That way, you can put them back in the bathroom when you arrive at your new house.

Plus, when moving long distance and stopping along the route, some of these items (toilet paper for e.g) can come in quite handy. 

Kitchen Products

Kitchen products aren't always a necessity on moving day. You'll likely order take out the first night anyway? Right, right? 

Well, here is a list of "other things" you might still need, even if take out is in your future:

Coffee Maker or Instant Coffee, snacks, disposable plates or/and cups, other pet supplies, basic cleaning supplies (under the sink), and any last minute items for cooking, cleaning, or that are needed right before you move and shortly after you walk-in to your new location. 

Miscellaneous Items

-First Aid Kit

-Aspirin or Pain Reliever

-Medications and eyeglasses

-Box Cutter or/and knife

-Tape & Dispenser

-Work Gloves


-Extension Cords, Batteries

-Light Bulbs

-Bedding, Linens 

New Contact Information

Moving can be one of the most stressful things a family ever does. Whether you're moving into your first bachelor/bachelorette pad or downsizing because all the kids have (finally) moved out, we are here to help! With that, communication is the best skill we can have together and that helps you, and us, out a lot! Feel free to call us, text us, email us or fill out a contact card below if you have any questions about your move. 

P.S, if you are moving long distance and have switched phone numbers, be sure to tell us right away! Some places don't have great cell service (cough cough, British Columbia), so if there are other forms of communication, that would be helpful as well. 

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