January 16, 2024

Mastering the Long Distance Move -

Preparing Your Possessions

Part 2: Preparing Your Items: Expert Packing Tips and Tricks From Your Trusted Buffalo Long Distance Moving Company

Beginning a cross-country move is a massive task that involves careful planning and, maybe most importantly, proper packing. In this second installment of our series, "Mastering the Long-Distance Move," we're diving into the intricate art of preparing your belongings for their trip across the country. At the center of this process is Corrigan Moving Systems, your trusted Buffalo long-distance moving company and partner, ready to make sure that each item you cherish arrives at your new destination in the same condition it left. Let's look into packing tips and tricks that will not only simplify the process but also make your cross-country move a easier and better organized experience with the renowned experience of Corrigan Moving Systems.

Choosing whether to do the packing yourself or hire Corrigan Moving Systems for professional packing services involves several things. Here are vital elements to consider when making this decision.:

  1. Time Constraints:
    • If you are on a tight deadline or are pressed for time to prepare for the move, Corrigan's packing services can free up your valuable time. Professional packers skillfully take care of the entire packing process, allowing you to concentrate on other important parts of the move.
  2. Packing Expertise:
    • Assess your packing skills and knowledge. If you're sure of your ability to pack fragile or high-value items properly, you might go for a do-it-yourself approach. However, if you have doubts or want to guarantee maximum safety for your belongings, Corrigan's experienced packers can offer the necessary piece of mind.
  3. Convenience and Stress Reduction:
    • Think about the convenience and stress relief that come with professional packing services. Corrigan's packers are trained to handle items of any dimension or shape, providing a hassle-free experience and peace of mind.
  4. Specialized Items:
    • Assess the presence of specialized items such as antiques, fine art, or breakable collectibles. Corrigan's packers are experienced handling these fragile belongings, making sure they are packed securely for the journey.
  5. Cost Considerations:
    • Look at the cost of professional packing services with the possible expenses of buying packing materials and investing time in packing on your own. While hiring professionals a cost, they can offer considerable time-saving benefits and lower the chances of damaging your possessions.
  6. Insurance Coverage:
    • Consider the valuation coverage available from Buffalo long distance moving companies for professionally packed items. While items you pack yourself may be covered to a certain degree, professionally packed items often have additional protection during transit.
  7. Volume and Size of Belongings:
    • Assess the volume and size of your belongings. If you have a big household with numerous items, professional packers can quickly handle the packing process. For less substantial moves, packing yourself might be more manageable.
  8. Personal Preferences:
    • Take into account your personal preferences and level of comfort. Some people prefer the hands-on approach of packing their own belongings, while others value the convenience and expertise offered by professional packing services.
  9. Pre-Move Consultation:
    • Take advantage of Corrigan's pre-move consultation. Talk about your specific needs, concerns, and wants with a moving consultant. They can offer personalized advice on whether professional packing services align with your unique and specific objectives
  10. DIY Partial Packing:
    • If you prefer a middle ground, think about partial packing with Corrigan's guidance. You can pack some possessions yourself while depending on professional packers for more challenging or fragile items.

Ultimately, the choice to pack yourself or utilize Corrigan's professional packing services relies on your specific situation, preferences, and the specific needs of your move. Corrigan's Buffalo team is well-prepared to help and give advice based on your unique needs.

Packing Your Possessions 

Have you made the choice to pack your own boxes for your upcoming long distance move? Corrigan is here to assist that decision and give as much helpful advice as possible to ensure a safe transition. Here are our top tips and tricks for packing on your own:

1. Declutter Before You Pack:

  • Tip: Use Corrigan's pre-move consultation to assess and declutter your possessions.
  • Trick: Discarding belongings you don’t need anymore cuts the work associated with packing and ensures you only bring what truly matters to your new home.

2. Invest in Quality Packing Supplies:

  • Tip: Make sure to only use sturdy, undamaged boxes or plastic totes. Do not use bags or open topped boxes on your long distance move.
  • Trick: Corrigan-approved materials protect your possessions during the move, cutting the risk of damage.

4. Label Every Box Clearly:

  • Tip: Write your last name, room name, and contents on the side of all the boxes you pack (not on the top – because you cannot view the information when boxes are stacked).
  • Trick: This ensures simple identification of essentials, focused unpacking, and guarantees boxes find their way in the right place.

5. Use Small Boxes for Heavy Items:

  • Tip: The more compact the box, the heavier it can be. The bigger the box, the lighter it should be.
  • Trick: This makes sure not only safer lifting and carrying but also prevents boxes from breaking during transit.

6. Wrap Fragile Items Carefully:

  • Tip: Use newspaper to help wrap and protect breakable belongings.
  • Trick: Your attention to fragile possessions guarantees they are adequately protected to survive the challenges of a long-distance trip.

7. Consider Corrigan's Professional Packing Services:

  • Tip: Take advantage of our expert packing services for a smooth experience.
  • Trick: Professional packers from Corrigan are skilled at managing items of any size and shape, this makes sure everything is securely packed for the long haul.

8. Pack an Essentials Box with Corrigan:

  • Tip: Collaborate with Corrigan to prepare a box with vital items you'll need immediately upon arrival.
  • Trick: This could include personal hygiene products, a fresh set of garments, important documents, and any other items essential for the first day in your new home.

As you navigate the complex process of packing for a cross-country move, remember that Corrigan Moving Systems is here to be more than just a long distance moving company. We are your dedicated partners in making this process as seamless, safe, and hassle-free as possible. Stay tuned for the next segment in our series, where we'll explore the move itself and how Corrigan Moving Systems ensures your possessions reach their new home without damage.

Ready to start the moving process? Contact one of our expert staff today!