How to pack like the pros

We have compiled a list of helpful tips to help you pack like the professionals.

Start packing ASAP!

Before you decide to do your packing yourself, consider the responsibilities. Packing will take time and energy to get the job done right. Doing your own packing could seem like a challenge but in the end it can be a real money-saver, even if you’re hiring ASAP Movers to load the truck. The less your mover has to pack will trim precious time off of you final price. To find out just how much you can trim, call 720-338-4247 to speak to a moving specialist.

Packing Guidelines for Your Professional Move

If you decide to do some of the packing yourself, you’ll need to have everything properly packed and ready for loading when your mover arrives. Only the things you’ll need that last night, the next morning and immediately at your destination should be left for last-minute packing.

Movers typically will inspect your boxes and if they think items are improperly packed or cartons are susceptible to damage, they may refuse to load the items until they are repacked.

A word to the wise: Generally things from garages, attics and storage spaces, such as holiday decorations and sentimental items are the ones that need to be repacked. Look for cartons that are torn, ripped, soiled, will not close or cannot be sealed. Replace those with fresh boxes. Another repacking tip is that is if you can hear the contents rattle when you shake the box it's most likely not packed correctly.

What Should You Pack?

Obviously, not everything will fit in boxes. As a general rule, furniture and major appliances will be wrapped and padded by your moving professionals. Items requiring professional disassembly and/or crating (such as slate pool tables, chandeliers or large glass table tops) are best left to the professionals.

Use new, high-quality packing materials specifically designed for moving to better ensure your items will safely arrive. Professional moving cartons come in a variety of shapes and sizes that are specifically suited to fit a variety of household goods.

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