Below are a few packing tips to help make your Atlanta move smooth and easy (or easier at least - moving takes some energy!). You will save a great deal by packing yourself, so here are some guidelines:

  • Use strong containers that are in good condition and that can be secured tightly with twine or strapping tape. These can usually be purchased from your moving company. Purchase special boxes for dishes, clothing, and other special items.
  • Label each box with its content, which room it should go in, whether it is fragile, and whether it should be loaded last so as to be unloaded first.
  • Don't load more than 50 pounds into any one box, and make sure the weight is evenly distributed.
  • Cushion contents with newspaper or other packaging material to prevent breakage. Use newsprint or tissue paper for items that might be soiled by newspaper.
  • Pack books tightly on end in small boxes. Alternate bindings and wrap valuable books separately.
  • Have your rugs and draperies cleaned before moving and leave them in their wrappings for easier handling.
  • Remove all breakables and liquids from drawers and pack them separately. Seal medicines and other containers to prevent leaking and pack in a leak-proof bag or container.
  • Pack linen and cloting in drawers, but don't overload them.
  • Carry all valuables with you. Don't pack jewelry, documents, coin or stamp collections, or anything that will be difficult to replace. Contents of a safety deposit box can be moved for you by your bank. 

Hopefully these tips help! If you want to move, but have a house to sell first, give Zac a call at 404.564.7200 - we'll take good care of you!