If you are planning a residential move, you likely will pack your car to the max. Even if you are using a moving truck, you may have items you want to put in your car to keep near to you on the trip.
Whether you are just moving to the other side of town or across the U.S., here are the car packing tips you need to make your move as safe and efficient as possible:
Tip #1: Have a Plan
The best plan for moving is always having a plan. If you wait until the last minute and just start throwing items and boxes into vehicles, you will have a genuine mess on your hands. Moving is hectic enough as it is, so make sure you have established a moving plan of action in advance that includes all of the vehicles you will use during the moving process as well as what will go where.
Tip #2: Identify and Protect the Fragile Items
While you may not have a china cabinet (or maybe you do!), certain more fragile items require extra packing materials and care. If you prefer to keep valuables with you in your car during the move, rather than in a separate moving truck or trailer, make a note of these items and plan to put them in the car last so they don’t get smashed or crushed by other heavier items.
Tip #3: Leave the Windows and Mirrors Clear
Being able to see out of your windows and into your side car mirrors and rear-view mirror is essential to safe driving. Even if you are just driving a short distance, it’s important to have a clear view of the road and other drivers on the road or those entering traffic. Plus, it’s illegal to obstruct your view of the road! Resist the urge to pack your car so full that you can’t see to drive safely and legally. If you have more than what you can fit in your car, consider renting a moving truck or hiring the moving pros to handle the move for you.
Whether you are looking for more tips for your residential move or want to make the entire process as easy as possible with professional movers, our team at Nilson Van is here to help. Connect with us online now to get the help you need.