Packing and Unpacking Tips 2024
22 Mar

Packing and Unpacking Tips 2024

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The Ultimate Guide to Stress-Free Packing and Unpacking with McCarthy Transfer

Moving to a new home is an exciting milestone, but packing and unpacking can be overwhelming. We understand the driving challenges at McCarthy Transfer, so we offer expert packing and unpacking services to make your transition smooth and hassle-free. Let us take care of the details while you focus on settling into your new home.


8 Weeks Before Moving Day

  • Dig through your belongings and decide what to keep, donate, or sell.
  • Research and book a reputable moving company like McCarthy Transfer.
  • Collect packing supplies such as boxes, tape, bubble wrap, and markers.

6 Weeks Before Moving Day

  • Create a moving binder to keep track of important documents, receipts, and contacts.
  • Notify relevant parties of your move, including utilities, schools, and healthcare providers.

4 Weeks Before Moving Day

  • Start packing non-essential items such as off-season clothing, books, and decorations.
  • Label boxes clearly with contents and destination room.

2 Weeks Before Moving Day

  • Confirm moving arrangements with McCarthy Transfer and finalize any remaining details.
  • Pack a “moving day essentials” box with items you’ll need immediately upon arrival at your new home.

1 Week Before Moving Day

  • Finish packing all remaining items, leaving only essentials for the last few days.
  • Confirm details with McCarthy Transfer, including arrival time and contact information.

Moving Day

  • Ensure all boxes are correctly labeled and ready for the movers.
  • Supervise the loading process and make sure everything is accounted for.

After Moving Day

  • Unpack essentials first, such as bedding, toiletries, and kitchen items.
  • Take your time unpacking and organizing each room to avoid feeling overwhelmed.
  • Dispose of packing materials responsibly and settle into your new home.

DIY Packing and Unpacking

Packing Tips

  • Start early and stay organized by creating a packing schedule and labeling boxes.
  • Use quality packing materials such as sturdy boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap, and packing paper.
  • Pack essentials separately in a “load last—unload first” box for each family member.

Unpacking Tips

  • Establish a plan by creating an unpacking schedule and starting with essential areas like the kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom.
  • Stay organized by unpacking one room at a time and using the labeling system from your packing phase.

Items That Need Extra Attention

  • Fragile Items: Glassware, dishes, mirrors, and electronics should be wrapped in bubble wrap and packed in sturdy boxes.
  • Valuables: Important documents, jewelry, and sentimental items should be packed in a secure box and kept with you during the move.
  • Heavy Items: Books, tools, and small appliances should be packed in small boxes to avoid overloading larger boxes.

Moving and Packing Supplies

  • Boxes: Small (1.5 cu ft), medium (3.0 cu ft), large (4.5 cu ft), and extra-large (6.0 cu ft) boxes for different items.
  • Packing Tape: Strong and durable packing tape to seal boxes securely.
  • Bubble Wrap: To protect fragile items during transit.
  • Packing Paper: To wrap items and fill empty spaces in boxes.
  • Furniture Covers: To protect furniture from scratches and dust.
  • Mattress Bags: To protect mattresses from dirt and moisture.
  • Labeling Supplies: Permanent markers and labels to mark boxes with contents and room destination.

Professional Packing and Unpacking Services

Why Choose McCarthy Transfer?

  • Expertise and Experience: With years of experience, our professional packers are trained to handle items of all shapes and sizes, ensuring that your belongings are packed safely and securely.
  • Comprehensive Services: We offer a range of packing and unpacking services to suit your needs, whether you require assistance packing up your entire home or need help with a few select items.
  • Quality Packing Materials: We use only the highest quality packing materials to ensure your belongings are well-protected during transit.
  • Time-Saving Convenience: Our efficient packing and unpacking services can save you valuable time and energy, making your move much less stressful.

How Our Packing and Unpacking Services Work

  • Consultation: We’ll discuss your packing and unpacking needs to determine the best approach for your move.
  • Packing: Our expert packers will carefully pack your belongings, ensuring that each item is adequately protected for transport.
  • Unpacking: We’ll unpack your belongings according to your specifications and help you set up your new space.

Trust McCarthy Transfer for Your Packing and Unpacking Needs

Whether you pack and unpack yourself or opt for our professional packing and unpacking services, McCarthy Transfer is here to make your move a stress-free experience. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you with your upcoming move.

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