Packing Tips for Your Next Moving Day

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Moving with horses

Our horses are such an important part of our lifestyle and our family. We are moving next year for my husband's work and one of the most stressful aspects is organising the horse transport. We've done this before and it always turns out okay, but it doesn't make the next time any easier. We can replace our furniture if it gets lost or broken, but our horses are part of our family. This blog is all about organising large animal transport across state lines and has a range of tips to make the process as not stressful as possible for both the animals and the owners.


Packing Tips for Your Next Moving Day

3 October 2016
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Moving day is usually stressful for anyone or any family, and leaving the packing to the last minute without any preplanning can make it even more difficult. Packing may be a big job, but you can make it easier on you and everyone in the family if you consider just a few simple tips; these will help you stay organized during your move and ensure everything you pack is protected from damage.

Bathroom items

If members of your family have the same type of toothbrush, shampoo, and other items, you can keep these things separate during packing with large plastic zipper bags. Have everyone stash their own toothbrush and other personal items in the bags to keep things organized, and then write their names on the outside of bags. These bags can also be used to store open bottles of shampoo, body wash, and other items that might spill when packed.


Foam peanuts are usually not enough to keep your dishes and other items secure during a move, as heavier plates and glasses can settle when a box is jostled around; in turn, your pieces may bump against each other and crack. Wrap your kitchen items in bubble wrap or even your thick winter sweaters and sweatpants to cushion them, and then take your kitchen towels and washcloths and tuck these into empty corners of a packed box. This will keep your items secure and reduce the risk of any breakage.


Never wrap anything but soft cloth around the screens of televisions or computer monitors; even newspaper can scratch the glass. Remove cords to electronic devices so they don't get crushed in the move; tape them to the device itself so they don't get lost and you know which cords goes to which piece when you unpack.

Holiday decorations and other seasonal items

If you don't have good storage tubs and bins for your holiday decorations and off-season other items, this might be a good time to invest in a few. Storage boxes meant for Christmas ornaments can keep them protected during a move and then throughout the year. Take investment of the bins and tubs you might need for other holiday items and seasonal things like summer shoes and winter boots, coats, bathing suits, beach toys and accessories, and so on. If you pack up these items in sturdy storage totes, you can keep them in the totes during the move and they stay stored away once you arrive in your new home.

For more information, contact a business such as Price's Removals.