Packing is an essential step in any move process. It can be long, tedious, and overwhelming at times, but is important that you pack your belongings efficiently to prevent damage during transit. Check out our top 5 packing tips below, to help make your next move easy!


This step is a crucial part of any move process. Getting rid of unwanted items will make the packing process faster and easier for everyone. Designate a toss, keep, and sell pile. Consider donating items to a local charity, having a yard sale, or selling things online. Don’t forget to measure all your furniture to confirm that it will fit in your new home. Sell or donate any furniture that will not fit in your new space.

Obtain High Quality Packing Materials

Be sure to use high quality boxes, totes, packing paper, packing peanuts, and tape so your items are properly protected. You can easily obtain packing materials from local hardware, shipping, or office supply stores. If you are trying to save some money, call your local grocery store and ask them to hold boxes for you, they typically give these out to the public for free. If you are moving with Fry-Wagner, we provide free used moving boxes on a first come first serve basis. We can also provide brand new boxes for purchase within your estimate.

Think Ahead

Do not procrastinate packing your home. Packing procrastination only leads to major stress around move day. Start packing up your home a month before your move date. Set a 1-hour timer every day and pack up items that are not necessities such as home décor, holiday decorations, books, movies, video games, board games, etc. The less you have to pack as your move date approaches, the happier you will be.

Pack your Essentials Box

An essentials box is a designated box or tote that you will keep with you at all times during your move. This typically includes a change of clothes, toiletries, snacks, blankets/pillows, phone chargers, etc. Anything that you use daily needs to be in this box, labeled and kept separate from all other items that will be going on the moving van.

Call the Experts

If packing up your home by yourself seems overwhelming, consider hiring a moving company to do the work for you. Fry-Wagner provides packing and moving services that will fit your needs. Whether you would like us to pack up your entire home, or just a few important items, our team of award-winning packers are ready to assist you.

For more information on our packing and moving services, reach out to us today and schedule a free estimate! We are here to make packing a breeze, so you can focus on transitioning into your new home with ease.