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How to Pack and Organize Your Belongings for a Move

Moving is an involved process, even if you have moved many times before. By taking the time to plan your next move, however, you can organize your possessions and make unpacking into your new home or office much easier. If you are wondering how to streamline the moving process to save time and effort, read this article for tips on making your next move more efficient.

Woman and little girl in a new home unpacking

Collect Boxes

Well before your move, ask friends, family, and coworkers to keep an eye out for boxes that they don’t need. Stop by a supermarket, clothing store, or electronics store to see if you can pick up some spare boxes.  Or make it easy on yourself and purchase boxes and packing supplies at any POUCH Self Storage location.  

Go Through One Room at a Time

Go through each room and decide whether to toss, donate, or keep each item. If you decide to keep an item, think carefully about whether you need it in your new home or office. If you don’t need an item but you want to keep it, put it in a secure POUCH Self Storage unit.

Keep a File Box

As you start packing for a move , you will undoubtedly run across important papers that must survive the move. Keep a file box to store these papers. If you don’t need to access these papers regularly, it’s probably safer to put them in protected storage unit.

Label Meticulously

Every box you pack, whether it’s headed to a storage unit, your new office, or your next home, should be labeled clearly. The contents of each box should be relatively similar, and arranged so the items you are most likely to need first are at the top of the box. Keep a written inventory of what is in each box to facilitate the unpacking process.

At Pouch POUCH Self Storage & RV we move our customers for free. If you have belongings you want to put into storage, call us to schedule a FREE Truck Move (restrictions apply). All you have to do is load and unload. Call us at (888) 258-9626 or visit us to see how we can simplify your move in the Pasadena, Long Beach, Rancho Cucamonga or Orange County area.