5 Unpacking Tips from Residential Movers

To end National Moving Month, we’re providing our top five unpacking tips for your next residential move. Moving day can be stressful, so with these five tips, you’ll end the move on a high note. The key is to be as organized as possible from the very beginning of the move and follow the prep instructions and tips from the professional movers. Stay ahead of the day and make the unpacking portion easier with the following:

  1. Make time for the unpacking process. Whether it’s expedited over a weekend, or a slower process that lasts throughout the following week, make sure that you find a good amount of time to get the job done. You don’t want to unpack boxes for months following a move!
  2. While the movers are unloading boxes, have them place the correct boxes into the appropriate rooms. That way, you won’t carry boxes all around your new home while unpacking, and you can simultaneously avoid injuries. Remember to unpack any essential boxes first.
  3. Unpack your rooms in an order that makes sense. Start with your bedroom in case you need another day to unpack the rest of your belongings. Your bed will be ready for you when you are too tired to keep going! From here, unpack the bathroom, followed by the kitchen, and then the remaining rooms. 
  4. Have the professional moving company unpack and set up any large rugs and furniture before they leave. Once you have your rugs and larger furniture in place, the rest of the day will seem like a breeze! These items are heavier as well, so letting the movers manage it will help you avoid any physical strain.
  5. Clean up as you go. During the moving process, strategically place a few large garbage bags and/or recycling bins in your home for used moving paper, box tape and trash. Remind everyone to clean up as they go. By the time you’re done moving, you will just have to throw out or recycle the trash!

With any move, begin with finding the right moving company to work with you. Moving companies can pack and unpack whatever is required, and as professional movers, they will do it in a way that is hassle-free and easy. Just make sure that you stay organized and follow a strategic flow throughout the day so that you can seamlessly and comfortably move into your new home!

3 Important Packing Tips for a Successful Residential Move

In honor of National Moving Month, the movers at Burrows Moving are providing Chicagoland residents with our best moving and packing tips. Residents often do not know how to properly pack their belongings, and with limited time to spare during a move, it always helps to make sure that what you own is properly packed. Good preparation through packing is one of the best ways to ensure a seamless and stress-free move. Below are three important packing tips for a successful residential move.

  1. Make note of any furniture, belongings or areas that could be potentially hazardous. This can include anything from chairs with broken legs, to fragile glassware, to a broken staircase. The more your movers know about your belongings, the better. Doing this will keep you and the movers protected, and it will also ensure that any hazardous furniture or belongings will make the trip from one residence to the next safely and in one piece.
  2. Make sure all open bottles of liquids are tightly sealed, and avoid any possible spillage or leakage by packing them properly. A good tip is to line a box full of liquids with garbage bag material. Towels, cloths, and paper can be helpful as well. Packing paper or bubble wrap should also be used to stuff around each individual bottle in order to ensure that the bottles stay upright and do not touch each other. These boxes should be placed near the bottom of the truck to avoid any potential leakage and damage to your other belongings.
  3. Make sure all fragile glassware and china is packed delicately with lots of packing paper (not newspaper as it has to be hand-washed off), bubble wrap, towels and whatever material is required to keep it safe. Use plenty of paper and towels to line boxes containing glassware, and make sure that everything is packed right side up instead of on its side. Mirrors, large picture frames and larger glass decorations should be wrapped in blankets and taped.

With these three important packing tips, your residential move will be a success. Packing prior to the move completes most of the prep work before Burrows Moving arrives. We’ll handle the rest. Happy National Moving Month from Burrows Moving!