Who can’t use some helpful tips when they’re packing up their life and moving to another home? ACME Moving Labor in Seattle provides packing, unpacking, loading and unloading of household goods for Seattle and surrounding areas. Whether you’re moving down the road or across the country, we’ve got some tips for you today to help make your move a bit less stressful and more exciting.

1. Make a list and check it twice! Writing everything down is going to help you stay organized and you’ll thank yourself later. Create a computer-printed list of numbers with a space to write the contents of each box, place a number on EVERY box you pack, and list the contents on your list!

2. Make sure you have plenty of packing supplies if you plan on packing everything yourself. You are going to need a lot of boxes and plan to have about 10 boxes set aside to use for last minute items on moving day, such as bedding, clothing, and cleaning supplies. You’ll also want to have sturdy packing tape to close your boxes securely and either packing paper, bubble wrap, or towels to fill up any spaces inside your boxes before closing them.

3. Keep things together. Keep bookends with books, light bulbs with lamps, and extension cords with appliances. This will make unpacking a lot easier and less time consuming.

4. Pack ahead! If you know you’re moving far enough in advance, go ahead and pack things that you know you won’t be using. For example, if you’re moving in the summer, go ahead and pack your winter clothes as soon as you can!