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Packing Hacks from Long Distance Residential Movers

Moving can be stressful. Whether you’re moving across the country or the street, packing up your entire life into boxes can seem a bit overwhelming. If you’re lucky, you don’t have to move that often, and you have super nice long distance residential movers – the professionals here at Movers on the Go – do this each day. And we’ve compiled some tips, tricks, and hacks to get you through the move.

Color Code by Room

Color coding may be traditionally reserved for those with hyper-organized territories, but it’s super beneficial when moving. It can help your long distance residential movers figure out where to put boxes, and you can find something more quickly if you’re procrastinating on unpacking those last few boxes, you won’t have to dig through your winter coats to find that dang frying pan.

Use Clothes to Protect Fragile Items

Kill two birds with one stone! Packing peanuts can get pricey, and your drawers are full of soft, protective materials anyway. Wrap dinnerware and glassware in soft cotton t-shirts, and then fill the excess space in the box with paired socks! The socks will act as packing peanuts, and you don’t have to pack ANOTHER box of just socks or t-shirts. This may contradict the color coding tip above, but we suggest marking the box based on what’s wrapped – not the clothes. Just don’t put your socks in the silverware drawer.

Pack an Emergency Bag

After a long day of lugging boxes and packing up all your things, you probably won’t have the energy to unpack everything. Try packing a backpack or small bag to keep with you that has all the essentials. This includes things like a change of clothes, toiletries like toothpaste and shower stuff, and the basics to cook an easy meal (or a phone to order takeout).


Moving can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. With just a few little tricks from your favorite long distance residential movers, you can be lounging in your new home, completely unpacked, in no time. Give us a call at 617-545-5353 with any questions or to request a quote.

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