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Packing your shipment for a long distance relocation from state to state is of the utmost importance in order to ensure a safe delivery of your belongings. It does not matter if you are using a professional moving company, a pods service or if you are just renting a truck, all your belongings should be fully wrapped and boxed in order for them to reach the long distance destination safe and sound.

This article will provide some self packing advice for people who decided to do their packing for their upcoming long distance move.

The first thing that you should do is to prepare a list that will detail all of your packing needs. With that list continue to order all the packing materials that you may need. It is better to order all the materials in advance, a few weeks before the actual moving date, so that you will have enough time to perform all necessary packing.

Avoid using used or torn boxes and invest in clean new ones. A long distance move can take several days to complete, and sometimes even a few weeks, that is why the use of new and sturdy boxes is recommended.

Once you start packing, don’t forget to label all of your boxes and to mark down on each box, its designated location in the new house. This will probably save you a lot of precious time with off-loading and organizing the new house. Create an itemized inventory list so you can be sure everything is accounted for. If you feel that the pick up date is approaching and you are not done with all the packing that you planned, you can always contact a local mover to do some of the packing for you.

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