Our Moving Tips & Advice

Moving is stressful, but thankfully you have AFA Movers on your side. With our tips and advice, you will save time, money, and hassle while packing for your big move.

1. Change your address at least 2 weeks prior to moving.

This might seem like a no-brainer for important things like utilities and cable, but don’t forget the small stuff like Amazon, PayPal, credit cards, your bank, magazine subscriptions, and your mail.

2. Number each box.

Make a detailed corresponding list of what’s in each box by number. This makes it easier to make sure you didn’t forget any boxes, or god forbid, someone stole one. AND, if there’s anything valuable in there, you won’t be broadcasting to the world what’s inside.

3. Enlist the color-coding system.

Pick a color code for each room and label that room’s boxes accordingly.

4. Buy stretch wrap.

This will protect your furniture from being scratched during the move.

5. Arrange for a charitable organization to come pick up the items you don’t want.

It’ll save you the trouble of having to take it there yourself.s

6. Make your last grocery trip 2 weeks before moving.

The more food you end up using before moving, the less you’ll have to throw out.

7. Remember to defrost your refrigerator at least a day before moving and wipe up any liquid.

Otherwise you’re going to have a stinky, wet mess when you get to your new home.

8. Try vacuum sealing

This way your clothes, blankets, towels, etc. will take up less space. 

9. Take a photo of how your electronics are connected so you can remember where all of the wires go.

This will make assembling your electronics in your new space so much easier. 

10. Keep sandwich bags handy for any small parts.

Tape the sandwich bags to the back of the item they correspond to. You can also use this method with the cords for your electronics.

11. Pack plates vertically, like records.

Also use bubble wrap so they are less likely to break. 

12. Pack the items you will need first in clear plastic bins and pack an overnight bag.

This way you’ll be able to access these essential items and clothing right away.

Let’s Begin Your Customized Moving Experience

When you hire AFA Movers, you won’t be disappointed. We pride ourselves on being effective, efficient, and honest. Let our team be the professional movers you call to customize your move according to your needs. Our office moving services won’t disappoint.