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Quick Tips: Packing and Moving

June 17, 2019


When you find the right home, there are a lot of things you need to start planning for. New school enrollment for the kids, new commuting traffic patterns and traffic, and the most daunting task of all - THE MOVE! Moving can be stressful, especially when you’re moving out of state. But if you planning ahead and keep a few important things in mind, it can make the process of packing, moving and unpacking go a lot more smoothly. Here are a few helpful tips to help you get ahead of the big moving day.




Taking inventory as you pack can be a big help when you arrive at the new home. Label your boxes by room, giving each room its own color and each box its own number. If you make a list of what’s in each box, it will make it easy for you to know what order to unpack them in. Also, color coding the rooms will help your movers out, so they know where to unload each box in your new space.


Take pictures of complicated wiring behind your TV. That way, you’ll have a reference point when you go to set up your TV, stereo system or other electronics in your new home.


Pack a suitcase of a couple days of clothes, toiletries and other essential items you will need for the first day. This will give you a little wiggle room so you don’t have to open everything up on your first night after moving, and you can be a bit more strategic about what you unpack when.


Don’t overspend on bubble wrap! You probably already have a lot of soft things that you need to pack anyway: sheets, pillows, blankets, and so on. Save money (and the environment) by using these things first to wrap your fragile items before you switch to bubble wrap and other traditional packing supplies.


Find the right moving company can be crucial. This is a crucial step, because you want to find movers you can trust to handle your stuff, and who won’t overcharge you. Use our helpful form on this website to get an instant moving quote for great moving companies anywhere in the United States.


When you are moving to a new home across town, or across the country be sure to contact Direct Home Connect. We can connect your utilities and home services in a single call, saving you time and money.


We can connect:

  • Cable or Satellite TV

  • Internet

  • Water

  • Gas

  • Electricity

  • Security

  • Mail Forwarding

To learn more about connecting your home services FOR FREE, call today. 800-610-2139

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