Good planning is key to a successful move. Don’t you wish there is enough time in the world to execute your move as perfectly as possible? Realistically, there seems to be not enough time. So organization is your strategy. To pack your belongings properly also involves finding and unpacking them later on. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when you start packing.


  • Pick the right thickness and the right size for boxes to fit specific item/s.
  • Label. Label. Label. Make a short list of what’s inside the box. Include the room where the box belongs. This makes unloading go faster.
  • Wrap breakables individually and avoid overloading them in one box.
  • Don’t skimp on materials to cushion around fragile items as necessary. Better safe than sorry.
  • Tape and secure your boxes so the bottom and edges hold up the weight.
  • Use special size boxes for your paintings to keep them intact.
  • Assign your roller bags and luggage to pack personal belongings and important items in for easy access.
  • Use moving blankets to wrap around furniture and electronics.
  • Do your packing in stages. Start with items you won’t need right away like seasonal stuff or home decor. Take breaks.
  • Assign a space where you can stack all the boxes. The heavier and durable ones on the bottom and make sure you can read the label from all sides.
  • It would be a good time to sell or donate things you don’t need anymore. Allocate the truck space to your more important belongings.
  • Use your cooler to pack water and snacks to keep you hydrated and energized during the move.
  • Ask for help when moving or carrying boxes. Use a dolly. Take care of your back.


You can always hire us to do all the packing, loading, transporting, and even the unpacking in your new home or location. T-Bow Moving & Storage is a full service moving company. We’ll be happy to do all the heavy lifting for you.

If you need to store some or all of your belongings, we have a warehouse to securely keep them for you until you’re ready to set them up after you’re situated. Please visit our “Storage” page for more information.