young couple packing and moving to new apartment

Are you moving to Elements Luther Forest or another apartment community in Malta, NY? Check out our top 8 reasons to move to Elements Luther Forest. We all know how overwhelming the packing and moving process can be, especially if you are not prepared. To help make the process a little easier, use this new apartment and moving checklist.  

Packing Supplies

First, before you start organizing and packing up anything, you should gather the necessary packing supplies you will need. Here are some of the most common ones that you will use. 

  • Boxes 
  • Bubble wrap 
  • Marker or labels 
  • Tape 
  • Trash bags 
  • Ziploc bags 
  • Bungee cords 

Packing and Moving Tips

  • Keep track of all important paperwork by making a folder of the documents that should be carried with you during the packing and moving process.  
  • Research local moving professionals in your area and receive multiple quotes before deciding to hire one.  
  • Pack a go-to bag full of the essentials you will need during the packing and moving process. This includes anything you might need while the rest of your stuff is still packed. For example, a toothbrush, change of clothes, phone charger, makeup, snacks, etc.  
  • Make sure each packed box is labeled with which room it belongs in and the contents of what is in each one.  
  • Before starting to pack, go through your belongings to declutter and donate any unwanted clothing or belongings before moving.  
  • Use local resources to find free moving boxes.  
  • Have a list of the best restaurants for dining in or takeout until you finish packing all the kitchen essentials you need to cook.  
  • Mark all necessary boxes as fragile so the movers and anyone helping are aware that the item is breakable. 
  • Keep any tools and hardware accessible while moving. You may need to assemble and disassemble furniture. Place all small hardware pieces into a ziploc baggie to make sure not to lose them.  
  • Dress appropriately with the weather and bring a change of clothes. 
  • Make sure your cell phone is charged completely and bring along a charger just in case. 
  • Practice safe lifting when moving any heavy boxes. 
  • Start packing as early as possible and pack things you rarely use first.