January 16, 2024

Mastering the Long Distance Move -

Preparing Your Things

Part 2: Preparing Your Possessions: Expert Packing Advice From Your Trusted Auburn Hills Long Distance Moving Company

Starting a cross-country move is a huge task that requires careful planning and, maybe most importantly, proper packing. In this second installment of our series, "Mastering the Long-Distance Move," we are delving into the detailed art of preparing your belongings for a journey across the country. At the center of this process is Corrigan Moving Systems, your trusted Auburn Hills long-distance moving company and partner, ready to ensure that each beloved possession arrives at your new home in the same condition it left. Let's explore packing tips and tricks that will not only simplify the process but also make your cross-country move a seamless and more organized experience with the unparallelled experience of Corrigan Moving Systems.

Deciding whether to take care of packing by yourself or hire Corrigan Moving Systems for professional packing services involves several considerations. Here are vital elements to consider when making this decision.:

  1. Time Constraints:
    • If you are on a tight deadline or limited time to prepare for the move, Corrigan's packing services can save you valuable time. Professional packers efficiently handle the entire packing process, allowing you to devote your attention to other crucial elements of the move.
  2. Packing Expertise:
    • Determine your ability to pack and knowledge. If you're happy with your ability to pack delicate or priceless items safely, you might opt for a DIY approach. However, if you have concerns or want to guarantee maximum protection for your belongings, Corrigan's experienced packers can provide the necessary skill.
  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 seamless experience and peace of mind.
  4. Specialized Items:
    • Consider the presence of specialized items such as antiques, paintings, or rare collectibles. Corrigan's packers are trained on handling these fragile belongings, ensuring they are packed safely for the journey.
  5. Cost Considerations:
    • Compare the cost of professional packing services with the possible cost of purchasing packing materials and dedicating time to pack by yourself. While hiring professionals a cost, they can offer considerable time-saving benefits and reduce the risk of damage to your belongings.
  6. Insurance Coverage:
    • Think about the valuation coverage offered by Auburn Hills long distance moving companies for professionally packed items. While DIY-packed items may be covered to a certain degree, professionally packed items often have enhanced protection during the move.
  7. Volume and Size of Belongings:
    • Calculate the volume and size of your belongings. If you have a big household with a lot of items, professional packers can efficiently handle the packing process. For smaller moves, packing on your own may be more feasible.
  8. Personal Preferences:
    • Take into account your personal preferences and level of comfort. Some people prefer the DIY approach of personally packing their belongings, while others appreciate the convenience and expertise offered by professional packers.
  9. Pre-Move Consultation:
    • Take advantage of Corrigan's pre-move consultation. Bring up your specific expectations, concerns, and wants with a moving consultant. They can offer personalized advice on whether professional packing services align with your unique needs
  10. DIY Partial Packing:
    • If you opt for a middle ground, consider partial packing with our guidance. You can pack select items yourself while relying on skilled packers for more challenging or delicate belongings.

Ultimately, the choice to pack on your own or opt for Corrigan's professional packing services depends on your unique circumstances, preferences, and the specific needs of your move. Corrigan's Auburn Hills team is prepared to help and give advice based on your unique needs.

Packing Your Things 

Have you made the decision to pack your own boxes for your upcoming long distance move? Corrigan is here to back up that decision and provide as much helpful advice as necessary to guarantee a safe transition. Here are our biggest tips and tricks for packing yourself:

1. Declutter Before You Pack:

  • Tip: Use Corrigan's pre-move consultation to review and declutter your items.
  • Trick: Getting rid of items you don’t need anymore cuts the effort associated with packing and guarantees you only transport what really matters to your new home.

2. Invest in Quality Packing Supplies:

  • Tip: Be sure to only use sturdy, undamaged boxes or plastic totes. Don’t use bags or open topped boxes on your long distance move.
  • Trick: Corrigan-approved packing supplies protect your items during the journey, minimizing the risk of damage.

4. Label Every Box Clearly:

  • Tip: Put your last name, room name, and contents on the side of every box you pack (not on the top – because you can't see the writing when boxes are stacked).
  • Trick: This ensures easy identification of essentials, prioritized 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 the more it can weigh. The bigger the box, the lighter it should be.
  • Trick: This guarantees not only safer lifting and carrying but also stops boxes from breaking during transport.

6. Wrap Fragile Items Carefully:

  • Tip: Use tissue paper to help wrap and secure fragile possessions.
  • Trick: Your attention to delicate items makes sure they’re adequately protected to withstand the rigors of a cross-country journey.

7. Consider Corrigan's Professional Packing Services:

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

8. Pack an Essentials Box with Corrigan:

  • Tip: Collaborate with the team at Corrigan to prepare a box with necessary items you'll need immediately upon arrival.
  • Trick: This could include toiletries, a change of clothes, vital records, and any other items important for the first day in your new home.

As you experience the detailed process of packing for a long-distance move, remember that Corrigan Moving Systems is here to be more than just a long distance moving company. We are your dedicated companions in making this transition as effortless, secure, and stress-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 belongings reach their new home safely.

Eager to start the moving process? Contact one of our expert team members today!