If you have ever moved before, you know that packing can take a lot of time. And this is also an important step in your move. If you do not properly pack your belongings, they could become damaged or broke during transport. Hiring a professional packer helps to ensure your items arrive to your new location in the same condition they left your old one in, and takes the burden of packing off of you. However, before packers arrive, it is important to do a few things ahead of time. This helps to make the process go faster and more smoothly. Here are a few of the things you should do before packers arrive on your moving day.


If you are moving, always take the time to declutter. Getting rid of the items you don't need, want or use helps to minimize the amount of items that need to be packed.

Set Aside Important Papers

Before movers arrive, take the time to set aside any important papers that you will need to keep with you. This includes items like social security cards, birth certificates and other important documents. Many people do not want these items packed just in case your belongings go missing or in case they are damaged due to water, moisture, fire or other unexpected occurrence during transport.

Pack an Overnight Bag

Odds are, you are not going to be packing and unpacking in the same day. As such, always pack an overnight bag with the appropriate amount of clothing you will need. Also include your toiletries and medication. You don't want to wait until packers arrive to do this as you will be in their way and you don't want to forget or you may be without your clothing for a couple of days.

Take Pictures of Valuable Items

It is highly recommended that you take pictures of any valuable possession you are having moved, including electronics, furniture and art work. This way, you can show the exact condition the item was in when it left your house. This is important in case you need to file an insurance claim. Take pictures of these items before movers arrive or you can slow down their moving process.

Find a Safe Place for Pets and Children

Lastly, find a safe place for pets and children before packers arrive. This ensures neither your pets or children will be in the way of packers, helping them focus solely on packing up your belongings.

If you are looking to hire a moving service to help you with packing, loading and unloading and/or transporting your goods, contact Hedberg Moving. We can help you with all of your moving needs in the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Twin Cities Metro Area of Minnesota. Give us a call today for a free quote or to schedule services.

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