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How to Pack Your Car for a Move

The average American moves more than 11 times in their lifetime. Chances are you’ve moved before and are likely to move again! Whether you move to South Bend for a new job opportunity or to settle down with your family in Valparaiso, moving is an exciting and stressful experience. Below, we offer tips and tricks to make packing your car for the move easier.

Getting Started: Packing Supplies

Before you can begin packing, there are some essential supplies you’ll need:

  • Containers. Whether you prefer cardboard boxes or reusable totes, it’s essential to pack your items into sturdy containers rather than tossing them into spare space in the trunk.
  • Packing tape. Use strong packing tape to keep cardboard boxes shut and prevent items from falling out during the move.
  • Bubble wrap. It’s important not to over-fill your boxes. A box that’s too full is difficult to move. Use bubble wrap to fill any extra space to ensure your items don’t move around.
  • Vacuum-sealed bags. Vacuum bags are great for clothing and linens. These bags are very thin, making them perfect for spaces between boxes and bins.
  • Moving truck. You can fit a lot of boxes and bags in your car or truck, but a moving truck is essential for oversized items like furniture. 
  • Professional movers. Leave the heavy lifting to professional movers trained to load heavy items, like furniture and appliances. 
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Pack Strategically for the Move

A lot of packing your car for a move takes place long before you put any items into your vehicle. Here, we outline strategies that will make packing your car much more manageable!

Start Moving Today

There’s a world of opportunity in the Midwest. Wherever you’re looking to move, Immediate Movers is here to help. Check out our mover’s guide to see what services are right for you. And when you’re ready, contact our team to schedule your move.